Trail Riding Holidays

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Donegal from the Saddle Trail Dates 2019
Donegal from the saddle explores the most north-westerly part of our rugged island of Ireland taking you through an amazing variety of terrain, high into the mountains, gallop over isolated beaches and meander through regions where Irish is still the first language, The rider becomes eternally bonded ...More Info

Dunfanaghy stables is a must visit, great horses, fab scenery what else could you ask for. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Scenery couldn't be any better, great beach to ride on

16/10/2011 11:23

Dunfanaghy is fantastic. Wish I could be there every day. Love, Caiti :)

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Day One of our Donegal from the Saddle Trail Ride

You will arrive at Arnold's Hotel, where you will meet your hosts Derek and Gerarda Arnold. After check in, you can relax and explore the village or simply unwind with a gentle stroll along Killahoey Strand just a few minutes walk from the hotel ...More Info
Day Two

After breakfast, stroll through the magnificent gardens of Arnold's Hotel and meet your horse and guide at the stables, conveniently located in the hotel grounds. The morning is given over to assessment to ensure each rider and horse is suitably matched. This ride consists of an hour on ...More Info
Monday - Muckish
Day Three

Leaving the coast for a day, with a packed lunch, we head towards the impressive Muckish Mountain. Traversing old tracks built one hundred and fifty years ago during the famine takes us into eerie silence, only horses can use the tracks as they were originally built for them. Nowadays ...More Info
Tuesday - Errarooey
Day Four

After a hearty Irish breakfast riders are reunited with their horses who have a belly full of summer's sweet grass at Errarooey. Tidal and weather conditions permitting, the day starts with another long memorable canter on the beach. Today's ride is a contrast from the wild and remote heather ...More Info
Wednesday - Relax & Unwind
Day Five is yours to relax and unwind, with plenty of things to do in Dunfanaghy, why not take a stroll around the village and visit The Workhouse and the variety of exclusive Irish Craft shops all within walking distance of the hotel. If you enjoy walking, you can choose from the many beautiful local ...More Info
Thursday - Sheephaven
Day Six

Today the trail ride takes us through meandering country lanes bordered by weathered stonewalls, overlooking the indescribable view of Sheephaven Bay.
With Port na Blagh (the Port of Many Colours) picturesquely sheltered against the Atlantic. We have an exhilerating canter along the strand ...More Info
Friday - Tramore
Day Seven

As we saddle up for the final day of the Trail Ride, mixed emotions overcome the group. We head back over to the everstretching strand of Tramore - a wild and windswept affair that impresses those who make the journey. We have a last glance of the natural beauty of Donegal, we hear the ...More Info