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Address: | Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 620 3627
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the...

Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the scenic Kenmare - Blackwater area on the ring of Kerry and we have Horses & ponies to suit all. At Blackwater Stables we also offer a wide variety of equine activities, from Trekking and horse riding to lessons

With a choice from a pony ride up to two hours riding around the scenic Blackwater area it is an ideal area for any beginner to advanced rider. Whether you have not been in the saddle for years or never have. All gear and training will be provided with no additional cost. Blackwater stables are run to the highest safety standards, with all riders being provided with helmets at all times.

All groups are accompanied by a qualified instructor(s) with years of experience and always more than happy to answer any questions you might have along the way. The horses and ponies chosen for the treks are carefully chosen for their quiet temperament and are more that qualified with most having more that three years with us.

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A beautiful morning!

My husband and I had a lovely time this morning on a two-hour trek with Anna, riding two sweet Cob horses named Dylan and Molly. We trekked through some pretty wooded areas doing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely time this morning on a two-hour trek with Anna, riding two sweet Cob horses named Dylan and Molly. We trekked through some pretty wooded areas doing walk, trot and canter. Everything was ready for us when we arrived at the stables and it was just a great morning. Anna is fun and knowledgeable... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

You have to try Blackwater. Anne is a wonderful host. My sister and I who are both experienced riders took a 2 hour ride with Anne's assistant Megan. We had a great ride. The ponies were very good little troopers. We rode along a gravel path up on the hill overlooking the bay. It was a little drizzly outside but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Went horse riding a few weeks ago, as it's my first time I was very nervous but between Anne and her mom were both so nice and reassuring. My fiancé was very confident and by the end of it I was getting there. Would definitely recommend a trip here. Well worth it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Super fun and super staff, very safety conscious and with two kids under 5 going on a horse that was high on my priority list. The kids had a ball and the owner Anna was a great teacher, will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited Blackwater just a few days ago and had a great experience! My husband and I have varied experience levels - this was his second time riding ever, I've ridden for years. They were wonderful at choosing our horses, Molly and Dylan. We enjoyed our one hour trek! Beautiful trail and great guide. I also loved petting the other... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Did a tour with friends visiting from the Netherlands. Even though I am not that relaxed with horses, the hostess and owner was so relaxed and helpful that it was a great experience. They even speak Dutch. If you or your children love horses, this is the icing on the cake. Kerry overall is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

went with friends and I've been to a few stables around kerry and cork for treks but I have to say this is the best I've been on. area was stunning and our leader Megan was amazing. thank you blackwater for such a great time I will defo return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area. The owner, Anne Schlep, is very professional and safety conscience. She's also friendly and easy to talk to. Her horses are easy to ride. We've gone to Blackwater stable on both trips Ireland and had a wonderful time both times.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

I came here when staying nearby Kenmare and I was glad it did. Its a great activity and especially for my partner who had never rode a horse before. Highly reccommended

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Hico, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I went riding at Blackwater Stables in August and we are sure glad we did! Our guide was a youthful, but very adept rider (Megan, which also happens to be my name). She was very easy to talk to and the horses were equally easygoing. As an American, I didn't know about Irish cobs, so for all... More 

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