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Bantry Pony Trekking - Private Rides

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Address: Coomanore South | Mealagh Valley, Bantry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)27 51412
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Description: We have a large selection of horses and ponies to suit all ages and...
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!
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Went in May and neither I nor my wife had ever ridden before. Weather was fantastic. Thought the place could do with a little tidy up but putting that aside the time we spent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went in May and neither I nor my wife had ever ridden before. Weather was fantastic. Thought the place could do with a little tidy up but putting that aside the time we spent there was fantastic. Excellent tuition in the short time we had and the ride was based on our skill level. Just about got to the top... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were in West Cork visiting family and decided at the last minute to try to find horses for them to ride. We got in touch with Georgia and she couldn't have been nicer. Not only did she accomodate us, we got lost on the way there and she still let us have our ride and was also nice about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My 4 year old daughter has been taking riding lessons at Bantry Pony Trekking now for just over a year and absolutely loves it there. Jenny and Chris are brilliant with her and I'm always confident that her safety is their priority. The setting of the farm is beautiful and is worth a visit alone. With both an indoor and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Address: Coomanore South | Mealagh Valley, Bantry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)27 51412
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bantry

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