Riding on separate horses

Horseback riding

The ancient forest is steeped in history and heritage and the beautiful woodland paths and spectacular scenery from the saddle will captivate novice and experienced riders alike. From the shores of Lough Corrib, Lough Mask and into the mountains of Connemara to the west, the area couldn’t be more magical for riding. Situated within easy walking distance of the castle, trail rides and lessons are available for all ages and abilities and are accompanied by an experienced guide.

Group of horse riders in the forest in autumn

Riding details

Trail riding

From one-hour trail riding to half-day or full-day rides for the more experienced, we will match each rider to their horse and offer a little tuition before heading out on the trail.

Private lessons

Riding lessons for all abilities are available in the indoor and outdoor arenas - perfect for those who are starting out or those who want to improve.

Pony rides

A pony ride is a perfect introduction for little ones aged four and over. Starting in the arena then progressing outside, ponies are led at all times by a guide on foot.


Private trail rides

€100 per adult and €80 per child (under 16) for a one-hour private trail ride

€180 per adult and €150 per child (under 16) for a two-hour private trail ride

Children's pony rides

€80 for a 30-minute rein led pony ride (for children between four and 12 years old)

Private lessons

€150 per adult and €120 per child (under 16) for one hour

€255 per adult and €220 per child (under 16) for two hours

€365 per adult for three hours

Woodland carriage tour

€240 for 60 minutes, seating four adults or two adults and three children

Frequently asked questions