Ireland is known as an equestrian paradise, and there is no better way to see the countryside and verdant Irish landscape than from the back of an Irish horse!
Horses have been cornerstones of Celtic culture for hundreds of years; this is where the steeplechase was invented and fox hunting on horseback became a tradition. Join the Ireland Horseback Riding tour in September 2015 for a riding vacation in Southwest Ireland, galloping over the green hills and beaches of County Kerry, through part of Ireland’s famous “Ring of Kerry”.
The journey takes you riding along the Killarney Reeks Trail, past monasteries, castles and ancient ruins, and the constantly changing scenery from the mountains to the sea. We’ll gallop on golden beaches and post along garden trails lined with showy red fuchsia. We’ll enjoy lunches at local pubs, or pack sandwiches and scones to eat along the trail. We’ll spend our evenings in friendly taverns discussing the day’s ride over pints of ale and pots of tea.
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This trip is rated as Moderate, with English riding experience required. You must be able to post a trot and canter/gallop competently in an English saddle. Travel dates for Ireland Horseback Riding are Sept. 18-26, 2015 at $4,295 per person.