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Knockillaree Riding Centre

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Address: Rusheeney Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 9604517
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Trekking in Connemara

Beautiful views of historic and scenic Connemara. We saw logh corrie and were surrounded by hills and boglands. The ponies were lovely and friendly. I had never even ridden before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of historic and scenic Connemara. We saw logh corrie and were surrounded by hills and boglands. The ponies were lovely and friendly. I had never even ridden before and managed to have a really enjoyable trot!... Thanks also to a very patient guide! Thank you Roger!! 😊👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. Safe calm ponies and horses so you can relax and enjoy the amazing scenery and hear all about the area. A great experience. Thank you so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend and I grew up riding and showing together. We couldn't wait for the highlight of our trip to Ireland, a Connemara Pony Trek. I researched several stables in County Galway, and chose Knockillaree based on their flexibility and willingness to meet our exact requests regarding skill level, length of ride, type of terrain and general overall experience. We... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This riding school is a friendly and engaging place. Roger offers a trek up the hills behind oughterard that shows you fabulous views over the galway countryside. My boyfriend and I are at different levels of ability but it truly doesn't matter here as Roger caters for all with the lovely horses and ponies he has. I highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Roger welcomed our motley group of townies to his busy yard. He introduced us to our lovely ponies and once we were all happily comfortable in the saddle we set off on a 2 hour jaunt through the beautiful Galway countryside. Roger pointed out points of interest, including ancient burial sites and fortifications. He shared his love of nature and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Being a small group of horse-lovers from north Sweden of different ages (11, 22 and 46) we all liked riding the Connemara ponies at the Knockillaree Riding Centre. Tom who led the ride was very experienced, and we relaxed on our nicely trained ponies and enjoyed the landscape scenery. For the level of experience of riding we had the ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First time horse riding , went on a trek. very enjoyable, staff very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend it and will definitely come back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My foster children were keen to try a trek. One has a little experience of riding, the other none and has some coordination issues, then there was me, in my 50's and a little nervous. Roger and his team were so welcoming and reassuring. We had a great time. The scenery is amazing and Roger's knowledge of local history and... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was orgasnising "the horse riding day" so am still smiling that it worked out so perfectly. Four of us booked in and Roger was ready and welcoming as soon as we got there.He made a point of getting our names and used them all the time.Very impressive.The horses were lovely and as total beginners he professionally got us all... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great day out for a trek with Knockillaree riding centre! Lovely instructors and the horses were very well mannered, scenery was beautiful! Well worth a visit :)

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