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Mountain View Horse Riding Centre

Poulnagun, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
0858452300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Located just outside Doolin village, traditional music capital of Ireland. Enjoy fantastic views of the magestic Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Burren... more » Owner description: Located just outside Doolin village, traditional music capital of Ireland. Enjoy fantastic views of the magestic Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Burren and Galway Bay on horseback. Caters for everyone from beginner to advanced rider and boasts some of the best scenery in Ireland. « less
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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Let me start by saying that I am not a born and raised "horse-person". I married into it. However, this trek was a highlight of the trip. We did the 2-hour trip through the countryside and it was beautiful. Lauren and Peter were extremely friendly and genuinely wanted us to have a good time. The horses were great, not a... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Many a riding stable around Ireland take your money but do not make you feel welcome or part of their little community - nothing could be further than my experience at Mountain View. Not only is this a reasonably priced ride-out, the people are just so friendly, so open and so willing to share their love of horses. A huge... More

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Claremore, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was able to ride for three days while in Doolin at Mountain View Riding Centre. Peter was great to accommodate me each day as he does for so many. I was really impressed with the quality of horses, the love and care of the horses by the owners and guides, and the quality of my experience riding these wonderful... More

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Middlebury, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Co. Clare to discover the beauty of the coastal villages, The Burren and the fantastic people. We always try to go riding wherever we vacation. I have ridden as a young man, my wife is definitely a novice. We found Moutainview Trekking on the web and proceeded tp the lovely village of Lisdoonvarna. The... More

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Lewiston, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Gypsy Vanner horses at Mountain View Horse Riding Centre are well trained, mannerly and so much fun to ride. I was given the ride on Max who gave me fabulous up-hill canters through the rolling hills around the stable. Great views of famine cottages and working landscapes only add to the experience. Peter is a great guy who obviously... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I really don't know where to start when reviewing our fantastic, amazing, wonderful riding experiences with Peter and Loren this week at Mountain View. My young daughter and I have been out on numerous trail and beach rides over the last 7 days which have consistently delivered above and beyond any of our expectations! Professional, caring, responsible, informative, fun interactions... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment you meet Peter, the enchantment of the experience begins. And then comes the icing on the cake...responsive, honest Irish horses. The care given by our hosts, Peter and Lauren, was exemplary. They matched the horse and pace to the riders' abilities and took stops for photo ops of Irish famine houses. Flora and fauna abound on this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our 3rd ride (all different stables throughout Ireland) throughout Ireland and by far our best! Peter and his staff were so warm and really listened to what kind of horse each of our group of 8 would prefer. Some riders were a bit more confident than others, and he assigned us accordingly. These horses were the most responsive... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

In the interest of full disclosure, I note that my cousin has also reviewed our experience with a 3/5 rating - currently the only other less than positive rating currently showing up. Nonetheless, I am going to add my perspective. Firstly, the place is impressively hard to find as signage is amusingly sporadic. At least one critical junction has no... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This review will not be the same as the others. I think Peter, the staff, and the facility are very nice, but I feel the need to write a review so that a similar situation does not happen for someone who may be less experienced. I’ve been doing trail rides since I was 6 (roughly 21 years) and have had... More

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