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“Beach ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Drummindoo Stud

Drummindoo Stud
Ranked #3 of 43 things to do in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Family run equitation center only 1 mile from Westport, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Horseriding for adults and children (minimum age 4 years). Good selection of horses (Connemara Ponies, Irish Cobs, Irish Sport Horses) for all levels and abilities. Pony Camps. Lead rein pony rides. Pony trekking. A.I.R.E.Approved. Qualified instruction. Day Rides (advance booking required). All weather facilities. Experienced riders can avail of ''The Clew Bay Trail Ride'' which takes small groups of experienced riders through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way.
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Pino Troinese, Piemonte, Italy
1 review
“Beach ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We are 5 experienced horse riders ( one of us is an equestrian instructor ). We had a beach ride of 2 hours with Padraic of Drummindoo Stud. He gave us 5 good horses and we had a really enjoyable time. We had fun galloping all together on the sand of the great Clew Bay. It was a fantastic experience!
Gabriella and friends

Visited August 2013
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Thank Albi E
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drummindoo, Owner at Drummindoo Stud, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your recent review Albi E. It's good to know that you as experienced riders had an enjoyable time on a beach ride with us. We look forward to meeting you again on your next visit.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Horseriding trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

I took my three young children horse riding as part of our holiday in Westport. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They had no prior horse riding experience but the young staff made them quickly feel at ease. They got a short horse riding lesson rather than just a ride on a horse. I would definitely recommend this centre. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the session was very reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
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drummindoo, Owner at Drummindoo Stud, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your recent review Judith O. All the team here are happy to learn that your children enjoyed their horseriding trip with us. Also that you found the session reasonably priced and would recommend our center. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit
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London, United Kingdom
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“Horses for Courses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had an excellent visit to the Drummindoo Stud, this was our first visit and won't be the last. None of us had had any proper riding experiance before and the staff were very helpful and patient with us. We were given a good set of instructions and time to practise before being led out to ride around for a half hour. Thankfully the day was fine and the ponies were well behaved and calm. All in All I thought it was good value for money as it only cost 50 euro for four of us for the half hour. I've been to other centres were it costs closer to 80 euros for the same time. I would recommend this as a great experiance especially for younger children as they would get a kick out of riding and then grooming the ponies. They also cater for more experinced riders and offer more then just pony trekking.

Visited August 2013
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drummindoo, Owner at Drummindoo Stud, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your recent review Anthony M. Great to know that you would recommend our horseriding as a great experience and good value for money. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to us.
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Portglenone, United Kingdom
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“Good Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

we went for the one hour pony trekking session as a family (2 adults, 8 year old, and a 12 year old.) Staff were very friendly and catered for us well as we all complete beginners after a ten minute session on basic stopping and starting etc... we went to a near by forest for the rest of the session and then back to the stables for photos and grooming. My horse was called Bambam. Bambam was very friendly. The stables were in a good condition and easy to find. Overall a really good experience!!!!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jenny M
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drummindoo, Owner at Drummindoo Stud, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your recent review Jenny M. Great to know that you had a good experience with us. Also that you found our stables in good condition and easy to find. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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“A horse load of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

As we do most years, my friends and I went to drummindoo as a blast from the past - as we used to always go as children. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, there is a great atmosphere and the centre and horses are very clean. We had lots of giggles and fun memories in drummindoo, it is well worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
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drummindoo, Owner at Drummindoo Stud, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your recent review kg051095. It's great to hear that you have fun childhood memories of Drummindoo and that it's still a great place to have "horse load of fun". Looking forward to seeing you again.
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