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Knockillaree Riding Centre

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Address: Rusheeney Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 9604517

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Great outdoor experience!

Great treck ride today in the hills of Oughterard. Roger and his staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and its history. The horses are very well taken care of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great treck ride today in the hills of Oughterard. Roger and his staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and its history. The horses are very well taken care of, which is most important in my opinion. Suits all level of riders. Thank for a great experience!

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given an early Father's Day present by my 13-year-old daughter: horseback riding in the Connemara Hills above Oughterard. I will cherish this gesture and its memory. Roger and his family are top notch, accommodating my clumsiness and trepidation (as a rider I am much more comfortable astride a bike than atop a horse) fluidly as we trekked to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, doing this was not easy for me, as I have always been kind of scared of the idea. I have never been on a horse, period, not even a pony. My fiancee and I had a great time. Roger and his children are super helpful. Roger is not only a good guide but he is an encouraging teacher too.... More 

Thank Brian P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this stable online and decided to book a trek while we were exploring Ireland, and it ended up being one of the highlights of our trip! The views were breathtaking, the ponies and horses were excellent and adorable, and the leader of the trek (Roger) was extremely knowledgeable about horses and the land itself dating back thousands of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter to ride with Roger for a 1.5 hour pony trek. He was wonderfully knowledgeable about the area we rode through and provided us with a fun narrative as we came upon new points of interest. His horses were well cared for and it was apparent he enjoys both horses and storytelling! I would definitely recommend Knockillaree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice trek with breathtaking view of Lough Corrib and connemara landscape. Roger makes you feel comfortable with horseriding even if you are a beginner and has many interesting stories to share about his country. I definitely would do it again!

Thank Delphine D
Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I found this riding centre on the internet after I had booked our accommodation on Lough Corrib. My daughter has worked with houses all her life and was very keen to ride a Connemara Pony. Roger was amazing right from the first email and he was equally as good as a guide on our trail. There were just the two... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit knockillaree as our son (6) was bursting to get up on a pony while we were on holidays. So glad we found this great centre. The staff were so helpful and accommodating, and the location so beautiful. We took an hour trek and the ponies were just great! They have something to suit everyone, all ages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my trek at Knockillaree Riding Centre. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The trail was made suitable for my specific riding level and it was really fun! I also learned a lot about the history of the land from the very knowledgable guide! A must-do if you are staying in... More 

Thank Kristin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My sister and i visited yesterday for an 1.5 hour ride, and we had such a fun time! The horses were fantastic (Angel and Elaine), our guide was very knowledgeable about the surroundings, and very easy to chat with. We actually got to ride in the hills, by ruins and through creeks.This experience was 100× better than our last guided... More 

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