Castlefergus Equestrian
Castlefergus Equestrian
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Castlefergus Equestrian Centre,Quin,Co. Clare. Run by the O Brien Family. Horse Riding and Pony Trekking for all the family in the heart of the Irish Countryside. We're passionate about our horses and love sharing that experience with you. We ensure that all visitors have a fantastic horse riding experience. All levels of riding abilities, from beginners to advanced riders, small children, adults and seniors are welcome. Ride past a 15th century castle , in the fields with the sheep and baby lambs and Along the river banks of the River Rine. Situated 15 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. 40 minutes from the cliffs of Moher. 30 minutes from Limerick , 15 minutes from Ennis and 5 minutes drive from Dromoland Castle.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • collier w
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Irish countryside equestrian experience!
    What a fantastic and relaxing experience! As an equestrian it was great to ride with an experienced stable in another country. All the horses are clearly loved, the trails we went on were gorgeous (even saw some fairy mounds they had on property), and the owner of the stables was such a lovely guide. She was a great guide, took lots of pictures for us, and just an overall joy to connect with. We were able to go on a private ride and enjoyed a gorgeous mid-morning ride through the woods and country side. I highly suggest this experience if you're in the area!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Cat H
    Indianapolis, Indiana5 contributions
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    Lovely Summer Trail Ride!
    We had a wonderful romp around the countryside on our horses, Magpie and Bluey, during a weekend outing at Castlefergus. We had a fine set of hosts in Aida and Morgan and it was a lovely little trail ride. Aida was kind enough to honor an unusual request from a well -experienced equestrian and allow me to take Magpie into the outdoor arena for a bit of a trot and canter. That was the best part! Thanks for a great time and we'll plan to visit again in August!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Andrew H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly, fun and hospitable!
    The horse trails and the O’Brien family were simply wonderful! Their hospitality and spirit of welcome made for a fantastic experience for our family of novice riders. The trails are very scenic: through a farm, past the castle and finishing with a trek through the fairy woods!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Edel
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxed, beautiful trek through the woods
    Brilliant experience. Fantastic, friendly and fun staff who fit us in at the last minute. Calm and gentle horses. Brought us on a beautiful fairy trail through the woods. Kids loved it. Highly recommended
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 18, 2023
  • SheilaDevaney
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful experience!
    We had the most wonderful experience at Castlefergus! Beautiful surroundings and 2 lovely horses Frosty & Spangles. My two daughters (aged 7 & 9) were absolutely mesmerised with the whole visit, start to finish. Our hosts were so welcoming and genuine. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit for anyone visiting the beautiful county of Clare.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Michael B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Ride in woods and pastureland
    My son and I had the opportunity to book the horse riding experience during our stay at Dromoland castle. We have ridden horses during other vacations, but certainly are not experienced riders. We had Morgan as our guide and he did a wonderful job guiding us, but also shared some history of the land and the Irish culture. Morgan led the way, but my son and I were given the freedom to travel at our own pace and the horses were calm and responsive to our commands. Our two horses were Magpie and Graham and both had a good demeanor. Overall it was a great experience to be able to do something we enjoy, while feeling safe at the same time. The cost is considerable and could be an obstacle as a one hour ride will cost a party of two 160 euros, which was greater than was advertised by the castle on its website.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Jessica S
    Morris Plains, New Jersey7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Horse Riding in the Irish countryside
    We are on a family trip to Ireland with grandparents, kids and grandkids (ages 8-68) and we just had an amazing experience at Castlefergus Riding Stables. Ada and Sarah were wonderful to work with leading up to, during and after the entire experience. They outfitted us all with helmets and made us all feel safe and comfortable on the horses. There were 11 of us on our ride and the scenery was breathtaking and so authentic of an Irish countryside experience! 10/10 recommend for a fun and unique experience for all ages.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Stefan01981
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do and unforgettable experience!
    Sarah and her crew including our horses were amazing! Our family of 4, including my two daughters 7 and 10 had an amazing time and considering all that we did on our Ireland holiday, this was the highlight of my daughters’ trip! Including seeing and holding the baby lambs and trotting our way around the Forrest and pasture. Thank you Sarah for sharing your horses and home with us! We will recommend and return!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
  • Rebecca M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent horse riding experience
    Such a gorgeous experience taking in the wonderful views of a castle and the beautiful Irish countryside and woodlands . All the lambs jumping around while we were on horse back, riding along the river bank. The horses were well behaved and the owners were very nice and helpful. Highly recommend 👌
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2024
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Colin B
County Clare, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is a very nice way to spend a few hours, especially when the sun is shining. As we had both never been horse riding before, we were paired up with some calm and friendly horses for our trek through the Quin countryside, guided by the lovely staff. The trek took approximately 1 hour and passed through the local woods and fields where we got to meet the local sheep population along the way! Highly recommended!
Written May 31, 2021
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Manj
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I used to take riding lessons at Castlefergus with my sisters as a teenager, and was so happy to return with my husband and daughters when on holiday in Ireland. We received such a warm welcome from Adia, Morgan and their now grown up children. The stables have expanded over the years with a fabulous new arena and a special experience for children with a magical fairy trail in the woods. This is a wonderful way to spend some time in the Clare area with genuine people who have a real love of nature and their horses.
Written August 8, 2021
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Con Sheehan
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Jun 2021
Myself and girlfriend had a really enjoyable experience on trekking in the fields and woods. Sarah and her team were very friendly and made us feel safe. The scenery was breathtaking through the fields and the final stretch roaming through the fairy woods on horseback really topped it all off. Such nice memories made today :)
Written June 9, 2021
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Niamh M
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Family
On holiday in the West I booked ahead at Castlefergus Equestrian and had an opportunity to discuss the type of riding experience my little nieces and nephews were looking for. I booked a trek through the woods for the three of them and it was a massive success. They were very well supervised at all times and each child was led by a staff member. The reaction was fantastic, the kids had a ball and wanted to go again immediately. I was reassured by the obvious competency of the staff and the professionalism in their dealings with me and the kids. Highly recommended, we’ll definitely be back!
Written July 16, 2020
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Laura
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We absolutely loved riding at Castlefergus Equestrian. We had beautiful weather for our two days of riding and after so much rain, the fields were a gorgeous green. The horses were lovely to ride and we all felt comfortable with our mounts. They were extremely trustworthy and surefooted. Sarah led us through the most picturesque woods and lanes and fields; I would highly recommend this riding stable, and we hope to return again in the future!
Written November 15, 2022
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Michael B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My son and I had the opportunity to book the horse riding experience during our stay at Dromoland castle. We have ridden horses during other vacations, but certainly are not experienced riders. We had Morgan as our guide and he did a wonderful job guiding us, but also shared some history of the land and the Irish culture. Morgan led the way, but my son and I were given the freedom to travel at our own pace and the horses were calm and responsive to our commands. Our two horses were Magpie and Graham and both had a good demeanor.
Overall it was a great experience to be able to do something we enjoy, while feeling safe at the same time. The cost is considerable and could be an obstacle as a one hour ride will cost a party of two 160 euros, which was greater than was advertised by the castle on its website.
Written August 11, 2023
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Joe C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My 2 daughters aged 6 & 8 were new to pony trekking. They were really well seen after, the ponys were quiet and well schooled. It was a lovely trek through the woods and farmland . It was very easy to find, just off the motorway and I would recommend this to anyone with kids, its a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.
Written August 11, 2020
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Ashley D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
What an absolutely enchanting trail ride! My husband and I went this past week and had such a great time. Ada and Morgan were the perfect hosts, greeted us and got us ready and then we had the pleasure of taking the tour with Morgan who was an amazing companion. It was a lovely trail through the woods and through meadows, with Morgan providing tips and info about the lay of the land. You can tell how much they appreciate and care for their beautiful horses and grounds. I highly recommend putting this on the itinerary!
Written October 15, 2022
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Moose0512
Berry Hill, TN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I feel so lucky that I found this horse riding outfit. From the moment we arrived, this wonderful family-run stable took great care of us. The horses are adorable and easy to ride and even my 5 and 7 year old were able to ride on their own. The family that runs this outfit are kind, informative and all around, lovely. Perhaps our favorite thing was the little puppy, Freddy. Watching Freddy run after the sheep while riding in the most beautiful scenery was something we will all remember. Highly recommend!!!!
Written June 6, 2022
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Emma M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Regular visit here with my daughter who loves to ride on spangles the horse..well run family business would highly recommend it the anyone..the scenery along the treks is breathtaking..often deal with Sarah she is such a lady always a smile on her face and very pe
professional. looking forward too our next visit already
Written September 23, 2020
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