Horse riding in Connemara

Horse riding in Connemara

Horse riding in Connemara offers some of the most breathtaking trails anywhere in the world and a unique way to experience the region’s stunning landscapes and rugged beauty.

With miles of quiet lanes, rolling hills and scenic trails, horse riding is an increasingly popular activity for locals and holidaymakers alike. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced horse rider, a leisurely trotter or more partial to a fast-paced gallop, Connemara will have the track (and the horse!) for you.

Connemara is home to several equestrian centres and riding schools, many of which offer lessons and guided rides for visitors of all abilities. Some of the more popular routes include the Diamond Hill Trail which takes riders along a scenic coastal path. Also popular are the 12 Bens Trail with a challenging ride through the heart of the region’s stunning mountain ranges. No need to worry about cars here, just the odd cyclist and hiker! You can also enjoy a trot through the Inagh Valley amongst stunning rural landscapes and historic villages.

Can’t wait to come horse riding in Connemara? Then you’ll need someway to bed down after a long day’s ride! Ben Lettery hostel is the perfect place to stay with easy access to many of the best horse riding routes - as well as lots of storage for all your riding gear.

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