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Address: | Mount Temple, Moneygold, Grange, Ireland
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+353 71 916 6156
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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For the time of your life on horseback! Island View is a family run...

For the time of your life on horseback! Island View is a family run Trekking centre and riding school that offer horse riding for all- beginners or experienced, children or adults. Beach rides, lessons, day rides to the stables' private island, residential holiday packages and short breaks are available all year round.

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A superb equestrian experience

I dropped off a novice and an experienced rider, and both were catered for with a calm professionalism. The owner, Urshi, is extremely experienced, knowledgable and charming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 12, 2017
Meg R
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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were booked in for beach trek & was assured on phone I would be allowed to trot & canter. I am a health care professional and my boyfriend a lecturer & I never for ages met such a rude, condescending, unfriendly instructor, query why she giving lessons & if she is like this way to adults... More 

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Thank PCoco2017
horseyursi, Manager at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that your experience was not satisfactory for you. "on the phone" and "in the saddle" are two different things. We try to find out about levels of experience when taking bookings on the phone and if clients are assessed as suitably experienced in the saddle we always try to arrange a canter if we feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

I dropped off a novice and an experienced rider, and both were catered for with a calm professionalism. The owner, Urshi, is extremely experienced, knowledgable and charming. The beach ride was apparently " the best ever", and we will return.

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horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. Its wonderful for us too to make our riders happy and we really appreciate your feedback ! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I booked a 1hr horse riding trip on the beach.we were met by ursula who was so friendly.we were both slightly nervous as we had never been horseriding before but needn't have worried after getting kitted out and taken through a few instructions we were off,it was wonderfull taking the horses down to the beach and we... More 

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Thank shug123
horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Hi Ladies, Thanks so much for your lovely review. I had a great time myself riding out with you, you were so good at picking up the rising trot, great craic, adventurous and you definitely know how to enjoy yourselves! I can see you going skydiving next !!!! More 

Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

would recoomed.. they had kids short rides and also longer treks if wanted.. have visited plenty of times never dissapointed the staff are great also and all there horses and ponys are very quite

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horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa for your great review. We always try our best to make everybody comfortable and enjoy themselves and its lovely for us to get nice feedback like yours! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I am an experienced rider and visited with some non-horsey friends, each of us enjoyed the experience. The group was well catered for and our guide was lovely. Reasonably priced too.

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horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thank you Amy for taking the time to review us. It's always nice to hear that our clients had a great time and we take pride in delivering a really good experience for mixed level groups. Hoping to meet you again sometimes, best regards, Ursula More 

Tuusula, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

We were both first timers and we did not feel too comfortable. We booked 1 hour beach ride and it was enough for both of us and t be honest I felt like a winner afterwards. You find a parking easily, but office is the different story as there isn't really one. We tried to book the ride by showing... More 

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Thank mambochick
horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. I am delighted you loved the ride and will look into improving the signage at arrival point so customers find it easier to get to reception. best regards, Ursula More 

Sligo, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I booked a 1.5 hour beach ride and was really excited to share my passion with my friends. And I have been really desappointed. First we arrive, and we are "welcomed" by a woman, don't know her name, its almost if she said hello. So we go in a room to try boots ect , and she looked so annoyed... More 

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horseyursi, Owner at Island View Riding Stables, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am the lady you talked to at the end, after your ride . Unfortunately you didn't voice your complaint to me and I would have been able to deal with it then. anyway I take all complaints seriously and have looked into what happened that day. One of the guides... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

During my weekend visit in Sligo I booked 1.5 hour beach ride. There were only two of us plus guide rider. Weather was not very friendly, unexpected rain, cold with a spells of sun but it was even better experience. Horses seem to be well kept, guide rider was very nice and was communicative, and confirmed with us every time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We took our small son on this big adventure and it was absolutely worth it. Ursula arranged a tour that was a perfect fit for us and Jacob made sure our son had an unforgettable ride. My husband and I also loved the ride and the staff took the time to take photos and interact with us despite the wild... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was on my bucket list when in Ireland and we were driving by and stopped in without a reservation. They were able to accommodate us right away which was fantastic! We went in to get fitted for riding hats and boots and they sent us out to meet our horses. The staff was very helpful in getting us on... More 

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