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“best horse riding experience”

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Loughrea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding and donkey walking, kids birthday parties, and pony rides for seasonal festivals or for the fun! The centre's 25 horses and ponies are suitable for everything from the nervous beginner to the advanced rider. Facilities include a 30x50 all weather outdoor arena, cross country course, and miles of trails for scenic treks. Beside the riding centre is The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, where you can grab a bite to eat after your ride or stay the night as part of a package riding holiday. Ponies carry children to the Enchanted Forest and back, and riding can be booked by the hour or by the day.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“best horse riding experience”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

horse riding cross country style with total freedom on the horse. I got no experience and I had a proper Cowboy ride on my own on the horse with 3 others plus the teacher, we followed each other across rivers, in deep mud, between sliding rocks, up hill and down hill, trotting a bit too, covered of mud at the end but had the best ride of my life with Vanessa and my horse Dynamite !

Visited May 2013
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Esther Z, Manager at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your trek at Slieve Aughty Riding Centre. Vanessa is a great guide and we have some lovely terrain to keep it interesting for everyone. Hope you will visit again soon.
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Galway, Ireland
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“Surprised”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We only live 15 minutes away from Slieve Aughty and the only complaint i have is that I hadn't visited sooner, it's a beautiful place, staff were lovely, food was lovely and very very reasonable, a really enjoyable experience for all 4 adults and 5 children.. We have been back numerous times since and I really am very impressed with it, highly recommend it for Santa in December!!

Visited December 2012
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