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Ballyhoura Horse Trekking

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Address: | Thomastown, Kilfinane, Ireland
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+353 86 809 4648

Leasurely Pleasurely Horse Riding

No riding experience necessary

We offer 1,...

Leasurely Pleasurely Horse Riding

No riding experience necessary

We offer 1, 2.5 and 5 hour treks in beautiful Ballyhoura area. we also do pub rides of 2.5 & 5 hours, and kids 'Hack & Tack Club' on Saturdays. 3 day Kids Camp during the holidays, we also cater for Birthday Parties & large groups.

Call us for more details or to make a booking.

Annette & John Joe BHS qualified.

Tourism Ireland & AIRE Approved


Walk only through the

forest up onto the hilltop which has

beautiful views of Kilfinane.


Walk, Trot and up hill canters if the group wishes to do so.


Groups only. Both treks includes lunch at "Village Inn" Ballyorgan. Enjoy stunning views of the Ballyhoura, Galty, Knockmealdowns and Golden Vale on the 2.5 and 5 hour trails.

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treking in Ballyhoura

There is a reason the reviews are so good for this place. I brought 3 beginners here last week and afterwards they all talked about taking up horse riding full time!. John Joe and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Westport, Ireland
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Westport, Ireland
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a reason the reviews are so good for this place. I brought 3 beginners here last week and afterwards they all talked about taking up horse riding full time!. John Joe and Sarah go out of there way to ensure everyone has a great time. The horses are clearly very well looked after and happy to do there... More 

1 Thank purcellmona
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I was never big into horses but after visiting Ballyhoura horse trekking I have changed my mine. The views alone are amazing. The professionalism of Johnjoe and the gang and the gentle nature of the animals would put anyone at easy. Our seven year old wants to do this every weekend. At one point on the... More 

Thank Dermot H
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2017

My partner (who hasn't ridden before) was understandably nervous, however Sarah did a fantastic job of ensuring he was OK, and kept the ride to a pace that was perfect for him. It was a beautiful ride, and the horses are great.

1 Thank JillHxxx
Thurles, Ireland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Took a fantastic trek for two hours with fantastic company - had a great evening and a great laugh it's well worth the visit

1 Thank William D
Hillsborough, Canada
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We took a two hour horse ride into the mountains with a few stops along the way. John Joe was an excellent guide. Amazing views and beautiful mountains and don't worry, if you'r timid around the houses they provide a little "liquid courage" along the way.

2 Thank Tyler B
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband and I work/volunteer around horses alot, but did not have much proper instruction in riding. Johnjoe and Sarah, did an amazing job at allowing us to truely experience horse treking, pushing our abilities and allowing us to figure things out! Their company was great, and the views breath taking! This was much more than a simple walk/trail. We... More 

2 Thank Denise B
Waikerie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

JohnJoe went out of his way to take us out on a ride. We needed to leave in the afternoon so he took just the two of us out on a ride at 11am. The horses were very well behaved and the views were fantastic by horseback. If you are interested in seeing this beautiful part of the world I... More 

1 Thank TrishStringer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for a fantastic afternoon. ...we went down with a mixed bunch from eager teenagers to scared adults....Johnjoe and Sarah looked after everyone. ...Location is fabulous. ..views are breathtaking. ..so friendly and mindful of everyone....we all enjoyed it ...we can't wait to go back....great value for money too....again thank you can't wait to go back.

2 Thank Tara H
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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Our second time spending our afternoon with Ballyhoura horse trekking, we had a ball, even with the rain we all loved it and we'll be back again for definite.

1 Thank Molor77
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My daughter attends Ballyhoura horse trekking for lessons so twisted my arm to go on a 2hr trek with her & her friends It's been a very long time since I was horse riding & after a knee replacement was very nervous! But I shouldn't have worried. John Jo is a great host & the horses are so well behaved.... More 

Thank Lanzecki

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