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Knockillaree Riding Centre

Rusheeney Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
+353 87 9604517
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Oughterard
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My ride was beautiful and amazing! Roger is a really nice guy and was a great tour guide and gave a good history of the land. I was happy to spend his birthday with him, riding in the hills. The Connemara Pony I was riding had a very good temperament. I would highly recommend going for a ride!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had a fabulous time with my sister trekking on two gorgeous ponies, Rosie and Terry thanks to Roger and his family. It was my first time on a horse and I learned loads, will be back again! The views were breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to go, for scenic views that are breath taking as well as the experience on horseback. Roger, the owner, has patience as well as helps each person in the group. He goes to each person, learns your name and advises you for individual guidance for the rider. Regardless of no experience on a horse a some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Took our two kids horse riding here. We are total novices at horse riding and were not quite sure what to expect. Thankfully, Roger (the owner) has a wealth of knowledge and experience and our kids were very well looked after. The kids were brought to a paddock and walked around with the horses with someone holding the head of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place, Roger was very patient!! The trek was lovely, very scenic, great value for money would def go back....Thanks Roger and family for been so nice!

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Tours, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

"Nice 1.5-hour riding in gorgeous, rocky and hilly landscape. Could gallop to the pitch view. Was funny for our two girls, 12 and 14. Maybe a little to much road to get there for a trekking this long. Roger, the instructor is nice. Cost is €40 per people. Very amusing dogs frolicking around at the center. But please don't bring... More

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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Riding centre situated just 1.5 miles outside Oughterard in Co Galway. The trek was a 1.5 hour bog trek with just a little bit of cantering and some trotting over the hillside bog. It was mostly on small side pathways and was a very scenic trek. Roger the centre owner is full of local knowledge and interesting facts which made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Good ponies friendly staff, great experience for my ten year old daughter. She was particularly anxious to try out one of the local Connemara Ponies and that's exactly what we got. Would recommend without hesitation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent experience. Last minute booking for me and extended family. Some experienced and some not so. With very small kids with little patience and adults scared to death of animals. All were handled very professionally. Loved it and it was worth every penny.

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New York., NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Roger was extremely accommodating to set up a ride for our 8 year-old daughter, and went above and beyond to make it enjoyable for her. Despite being on a horse only once before, Roger had her galloping within an hour. Getting to play with his kids and the family dogs made a great experience even better for us! Very convenient... More

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