Knockillaree Riding Centre

Knockillaree Riding Centre, Oughterard: Hours, Address, Knockillaree Riding Centre Reviews: 5/5

Knockillaree Riding Centre
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Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Based in Oughterard, Co. Galway – only 25 minutes north of Galway City at the “Gateway to Connemara”. Our Centre is located on the Rusheeny road, just outside the town of Oughterard, and is nestled between beautiful hills, mountains and the shores of Lough Corrib. We offer a full range of services including trekking, lessons, showjumping leagues, pony camps, breaking and training, livery and stud. For those interested in the native Connemara Pony, our yard has a large selection of Connemara ponies with champion showing, ridden and showjumping stallions at stud and the opportunity to hear about the history and development of this versatile pony from the yards owner, Roger Joyce. Roger is from a long line of Connemara breeders and stallion custodians. He is also an experienced horse and rider trainer and an international Connemara Pony Judge.
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1-2 hours
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Family
Can’t recommend booking a trek here highly enough. We had an amazing time and the scenery we saw was just so breathtaking. Must say a massive Thankyou to Lauren our guide who made us feel so welcome and with being inexperienced with horses ourselves she went above and beyond to help us making this experience the highlight of our holidays
Written August 4, 2022
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Sindre B
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Friends
Very accommodating.
We were three novice riders and were matched with calm and controlled horses.
Beautiful scenery on our 90 minute trip!
Written May 30, 2022
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Louise T
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
Couples
Amazing trekking experience! Very patient with inexperienced riders. Lauren was an excellent guide. The scenery is stunning!

Horses are lovely & gentle. Highlight of our trip!
Written August 25, 2021
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Peter Beswick
Galway21 contributions
Couples
Roger and Lauren were fantastic. We really enjoyed our visit and a big thank you to our beautiful horses Jim and Christy😀 a really enjoyable experience thank you.
Written June 22, 2021
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Auni Hadry
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Friends
lauren was so kind and friendly, we had such a good time. none of us had any prior experience but it was very safe and we had a spectacular time. the horse i rode, rosie, was such a darling.
Written June 12, 2021
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Gemma Waller
Ousden, UK9 contributions
Family
We enjoyed a hour trek today with our 5 year old daughter through the beautiful Connemara countryside. Roger was the perfect host, making us feel at ease (we are all novices!). If you are staying locally or even an hour away I would highly suggest this trek as it is the highlight of our trip and family memories we will treasure. Thank you to Roger, Emma and the team for a fabulous experience.
Written August 17, 2019
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Jessica S
Peachtree City, GA12 contributions
Friends
Me and my dad wanted to go horseback riding while we were in Ireland and I found this place with raving reviews and they were not wrong! Great experience, we did the two hour trek and had breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and connamera highly recommend!
Written July 2, 2019
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Matthew P
Yankton, SD177 contributions
Couples
My wife and I planned a ride here and had a great experience! Roger was very easy to work with and even offered to pick us up from the bus stop. Our trek was led by Dawn and she was great! She led us up the road to the top of a hill that overlooked the area and made for some nice views. She was also very friendly which made for a great time. We would definitely recommend this if you are in the Galway area.
Written June 17, 2019
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Mary T
5 contributions
Friends
My nieces and I enjoyed two pony treks during our visit to Oughterard. Roger Joyce at Knockillaree was most gracious, accommodating and helpful in matching us with ponies to suit our different riding skills' levels. The ponies were strong, steady and surefooted... the perfect mounts to transport us in our experience on the back roads and hillsides of such a beautiful country. Lara and Ailish were excellent guides and provided us with an amazing exeprience and sufficient trail safety support. The rides were the highlights of our week in Ireland.
Thank you for everything.
Written June 3, 2019
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Julie L
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Couples
We did a horse trek and it was fabulous !

We was so lucky : nice weather, kind horses, beautiful landscapes and smiling guide (Laurine).

Thank you again

Julie & Vincent
Written May 5, 2019
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Knockillaree Riding Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM