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Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horse Ride.

    Tour Operator: Connemara Wild Escapes     3 hours     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: Galway

After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included) customers are advised to make their way to the riding centre at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then you will gear up for the ride - hats and boots will be supplied by the riding centre. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear.

In the arena you will meet your guides and your horse for the day and the guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. 

After a short assessment you will leave for the first pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you offroad, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponys in the fields. 

Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and you will make your way to one of the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Points - Omey Island, which is a designated Special Area of Conservation. On the beautiful Omey Beach you have the chance to take pictures and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. Then you cross Omey Beach the guide leads you to the other side of Omey Island, where you have a fantastic view over the wild Atlantic. Then you make your way back to Omey Beach, where the horses can cool themselves while riding through the sea.

After this you depart Omey Beach and rideback to the riding centre and dismount.

A recommended meal stop would be the Oliver's - Cleggan village's famous Seafood Bar overlooking the harbour (lunch at own expense).

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Minimum age: 8 years
Difficulty: Moderate

What is included


Helmets and boots are available at the riding centre 

Important information

Weather is very changeable so please bring rain gear and shoes suitable for stirrups. 


In the interests of animal welfare there is a rider weight limit of 95kgs/210lbs per rider.

  Meeting Point Information

Cleggan Riding Centre
Trean, Cleggan Co Galway, IE

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