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Bantry Pony Trekking - Private Rides

Coomanore South | Mealagh Valley, Bantry, Ireland
+353 (0)27 51412
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Bantry
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: We have a large selection of horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities. Beginners are especially welcome and our carefully selected Irish Cobs... more » Owner description: We have a large selection of horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities. Beginners are especially welcome and our carefully selected Irish Cobs are sure to give you a safe pleasant introduction to riding and the Irish countryside.Groups are kept small and are fully escorted and supervised at all times.The private trails are around the farm and up to the summit of Mullaghmesha, where, 580m above sea level, the views are breathtaking and cover a vast area of the West Cork coastline, (on a clear day, and barely your mounts ears in a good Celtic mist).Rides commence with an assessment form, then fitting with helmets, body protectors and riding boots, provided by us, before you meet your horse and head for the hills! - well maybe not quite so fast! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We've been going to Bantry Pony Trekking for the last 3 years and I can honestly say it is the highlight of my kids holiday seeing their Granny in West Cork. Nice people - Jenny and Chris - who are no nonsense, get on well with kids and make it a fun experience for all concerned. The children have graduated... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Staying in Durrus found this easy to find even if it is in the wild. Lovely people. The guides are students from Europe but with equine experience. Took time to assess our abilities and suitability for their horses and offered body protecters. Did the summit ride. Fantastic views and well mannered horses. Even got to meet the twin horses who... More

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New York
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had a lovely ride on Batsy. We even had a bit of a canter on our way up the top of the mountain. The views were spectacular, but everything looks better from a horse's back. Bantry Pony Trekking are very safety conscious, so even if you have never ridden before, I would give it a try here. Highly recommended.

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Bantry, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A little difficult to find, however a great day out and really nice people, Make sure to wear suitable clothing in case it rains.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I were traveling across Ireland on our honeymoon and I wanted to go horseback riding. After some Googling, I found Bantry Pony Trekking and decided to ride with them. I'm so glad we did! Our guide Jenni was fantastic!! She was very accomodating, especially since we needed to reschedule due to Hurricane Sandy pushing our entire itinerary... More

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Northfield, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Despite receiving an e-mail confirmation for our group's ride, when we phoned to confirm the time the night before we were told they were not doing rides on the one day we had available. If we had known this beforehand, we could have made alternative plans.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We go to Bantry every year to see family, but my daughter's whole reason to go, is to ride every day at Bantry Pony Treking. She has been riding for four years in the UK, but loves the hacks out at Bantry Pony Treking. This will be her third year visiting the stables. On her first visit she picked a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This was lovely, we went up the mountains and the view was wonderful, staff were lovely.horses were grand. only fault i would have loved more than one canter which is all we got..

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clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Bantry Riding Centre is in the townland of Coomanore South in the mountains behind Bantry. The Centre is at the end of a very very small and narrow road. We got there on a Saturday afternoon and were brought up the mountain on an hours trek. The views are second to none.

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