Trail Riding Holidays (Vacations)
Discover West Donegal from the Saddle
A One-week trail for Horse Riding Enthusiasts
In order to participate in our Trail riders must be fit and able to trot, canter
and gallop at ease, You must also be capable of taking good care of your
horse: feed, groom and
On all programmes children must be over 12 years of age and good riders and
also must be capable of spending long hours in the saddle.
The Donegal Trail is an unguided trail ride.
You can ride the Donegal Trail only with a minimum of two* riders.
The unguided Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons - but, if you really
would like to ride a Trail and you don't have a riding companion we have the
possibility to help you find one on our Meeting Page on the Internet.
Emerald Isle - Land of colourful rainbows. In the North West corner of Ireland:
Donegal, the wildest and most romantic of all Irish counties. Its austere melancholy
is unforgettable! Setting off from the Horse Holiday Farm, riders will discover
this region and all its beauty.
Look at the pattern of grey stone walls around the green meadows, pass by
dark blue lakes, ride through boggy hills and valleys and across chocolate
brown marshland. Ride along rugged coastline, rocky cliffs and on miles of
sandy beaches stretching towards the horizon. Unforgettable highlight: the
crashing gallop across the white sands.
Donegal West and Donegal South… …
are two of our most beautiful trails to discover the North West of Ireland
in a week - from the saddle, of course.
The choice is yours:
Our trails lead you over low hills, through remote mountain areas and across
vast bog lands. They are exciting and relaxing in all kinds of weather, in
rain, wind or sunshine. Anything can happen; the Irish weather is full of surprises.
Contact to the local people in Ireland is easy; the people are open and very
friendly. Irish people love horses very much and they like to listen to the
stories their visitors tell them. You will enjoy their hospitality.
You will ride through rugged and remote areas where you won't meet anybody,
take a deep breath: you will hardly find cleaner, fresher air anywhere. You
will certainly experience total freedom.
Here is what you should bring along: curiosity, a sense of discovery, a good
bit of riding experience, suitable clothing for all kinds of weather and, last
but not least, some feeling of adventure.
Your little group will be on your own during the week, without a guide, sometimes
riding together with a few other guests. But you will reach each station without
any problem using our maps and well signposted trails. There are six overnight
stops - farms and country houses. You will meet friendly and helpful hosts
in all of them.
We provide you with strong and experienced horses, which are used to carry
you safely through all kinds of open country. Our Irish Hunters are known for
easy handling and safe riding - and they love a lively gallop on the beach.
Our horses graze on green pastures and are friendly and reliable towards their
riders. At the moment we have almost one hundred horses in our stables. We
don't offer riding by the hour but only take bookings for weekly trails and
you will find that "your" horse becomes your friend during that
Our equipment such as bridles, saddles, blankets and cleaning tools are practical
and well looked after. The same goes for saddlebags to carry your clothing
from station to station and maps with trail descriptions and marked trails.
We look forward to meeting you!
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The Horse Holiday
Farm is Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) approved and
a member of A.I.R.E., the Association of Irish Riding Establishments