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“Loved Clay Pigeon Shooting!”

Ashford Equestrian Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Cong
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Owner description: Ashford Outdoors designs and leads active and cultural experiences in the most spectacular of settings with panoramic views of lake, forest and Mountain. We specialise in outdoor activities that range from archery and mountain biking to horse drawn carriage rides and many other things besides. We have something to suit everyone. Ashford Outdoors has been offering activity and equestrian experiences in the West of Ireland for over 25 years. Our facilities include an archery range, Ireland's tallest tree climb as well as a large indoor arena. We are open to the general public and offer outdoor adventure and equestrian activities to holiday makers and groups 7 days a week. We provide corporate team building and bonding days as well as catering for youths and sports teams. We can also accommodate Hen and Stag parties and we offer bespoke activity packages for relaxation before or on the morning of your wedding day or special occasion! Our activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, biking and mountain biking, tree climbing and abseiling, kayaking and guided archaeological and ecological tours. Our location is on the Ashford Castle Estate, next to the island village of Cong on the Galway/Mayo border in Western Ireland. Nestled between the great lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, Cong is the natural gateway to Connemara. We are only 45 minutes drive north of Galway city and a 45 minute drive south of Westport, Co. Mayo. Ireland West Airport Knock is less than an hour's drive away.
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
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“Loved Clay Pigeon Shooting!”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a great time Clay Pigeon shooting through Ashford Equestrian Centre! Tom was a great instructor and this was a highlight of our trip to Ashford. Lots of fun, even in the rain!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pleasant ride through castle property”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was provided with basic instruction and a lovely ride through the woods around the castle. Very enjoyable experience.

Visited November 2013
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Laguna Woods, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A Wonderful Ride”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had always wanted to ride in ireland and finally had the opportunity at Ashford Castle. I went first thing in he morning and could tell is was going to be drizzley at best on the trails. The first horse I was given would not let me mount form the mounting block, which as not very high so I needed to get a food in the stirrup. There was no problem with the next horse and after a few turns around the large indoor arena--walk, trot, canter--we were off (the we being me and a young French girl who knew the trails). The trails are through a dense forest with high trees; many people were out walking their dogs. It was rainy, but we had a number of good trots and canters. I hadn't been on a horse for two years and hadn't ridden English for way longer, but I felt very comfortable and the horse was extremely responsive to my leg. Definitely for the experienced rider and for him/her a real treat. Boots and helmets are provided. Well worth the $45 fee.

Visited October 2013
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Trekking at Ashford”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

My daughter is an experienced cross country rider and had a thoroughly wonderful ride across the countryside on a lovely, spirited Connemara. This was not a walky-walky trail ride, but a fun and fast riding experience. Not much in the way of jumps, but a lovely outing all the same.

Visited August 2013
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london
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7 reviews
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“Loved the horses, stable were nice, nice walk in to the stables.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Beautiful old setting, would have loved to have had more time for a riding session. Also loved the Quiet man house along the way.

Visited October 2013
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