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Address: | Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
Phone Number: 353876203627
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Fiona M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 

Thank Lindsay W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank marianne T
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5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Kirsten D
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5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank Jeffrey W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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

1 Thank jamesozzie
Hico, WV
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5 of 5 stars 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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We are a family of 4 with a 9 & 8 year old, we rang in the morning and got a one hour slot in the afternoon for trekking. All horses seemed perfectly suited to each of us, Anne and two assistants took us out for a wonderful trek in the sunny Kerry countryside, she even remembered to stop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm a horse trainer and jumper back in the states so going on horse tours for me can be so hit or miss. This tour was a ten!! Anne was an amazing guide, the scenery was epic, horses well trained but certainly not boring. My boyfriend and I did a two hour tour, through Forrest and into the sea and... More 

4 Thank Ravingypsy

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