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Address: | Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353876203627
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the...

Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the scenic Kenmare - Blackwater area on the ring of Kerry and we have Horses & ponies to suit all. At Blackwater Stables we also offer a wide variety of equine activities, from Trekking and horse riding to lessons

With a choice from a pony ride up to two hours riding around the scenic Blackwater area it is an ideal area for any beginner to advanced rider. Whether you have not been in the saddle for years or never have. All gear and training will be provided with no additional cost. Blackwater stables are run to the highest safety standards, with all riders being provided with helmets at all times.

All groups are accompanied by a qualified instructor(s) with years of experience and always more than happy to answer any questions you might have along the way. The horses and ponies chosen for the treks are carefully chosen for their quiet temperament and are more that qualified with most having more that three years with us.

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Horse trek

Beautiful area. The owner, Anne Schlep, is very professional and safety conscience. She's also friendly and easy to talk to. Her horses are easy to ride. We've gone to Blackwater... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Jeffrey W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area. The owner, Anne Schlep, is very professional and safety conscience. She's also friendly and easy to talk to. Her horses are easy to ride. We've gone to Blackwater stable on both trips Ireland and had a wonderful time both times.

Thank Jeffrey W
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I came here when staying nearby Kenmare and I was glad it did. Its a great activity and especially for my partner who had never rode a horse before. Highly reccommended

Thank jamesozzie
Hico, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I went riding at Blackwater Stables in August and we are sure glad we did! Our guide was a youthful, but very adept rider (Megan, which also happens to be my name). She was very easy to talk to and the horses were equally easygoing. As an American, I didn't know about Irish cobs, so for all... More 

Thank Megan F
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We are a family of 4 with a 9 & 8 year old, we rang in the morning and got a one hour slot in the afternoon for trekking. All horses seemed perfectly suited to each of us, Anne and two assistants took us out for a wonderful trek in the sunny Kerry countryside, she even remembered to stop and... More 

1 Thank sq7198
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm a horse trainer and jumper back in the states so going on horse tours for me can be so hit or miss. This tour was a ten!! Anne was an amazing guide, the scenery was epic, horses well trained but certainly not boring. My boyfriend and I did a two hour tour, through Forrest and into the sea and... More 

1 Thank Ravingypsy
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Blackwater Stables caters for anything from kids Summer camps to Trekking to Training horses. Everyone is catered for and Anna has horses to suit all riders whether you are a begginer or a more acomplished rider. She has the most amazing 2 hr hack through Dromore woods which I enjoyed so much. She is also an excellent teacher and top... More 

2 Thank MM1Kenmare
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice trek and great staff .We booked in a trek for a hen party didn't have any camera with us and staff took some photos for us which was fantastic. Enjoyed the 1hr trek and would recommend

2 Thank ANNE O
Bordon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had a very nice 1 hour hack here on Molly the Cob. They have some lovely horses but I was a tiny bit disappointed in the limitations of their hacking country. That is absolutely no criticism of the stables, owner or horses, which are excellent. It really is more of a proper riding school than a trekking centre, and... More 

2 Thank lynwill53
Coppell, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were lucky enough to find Blackwater Stables by booking through our hotel – Sheen Falls Lodge. They were delightful. They accommodated us with only 1 day’s notice, and were willing to take my daughter out on a private, two hour ride. My daughter has Western riding experience, but not English – nor did we know we would be riding... More 

4 Thank Margaret B
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The owner was very pleasant and obliging. The premises are well organised and clean. They catered for a wide range of abilities and ages. The price was reasonable

2 Thank DOB_Dublin

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