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Visitors Comments from our Guest Book and Emails
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea

 


Email
25.08.17

Dear all at Stable Lab and Horse Holiday Farm,
Thank you so much for last weeks' great holiday we spent on the Donegal West Trail. We were blessed to win such a great holiday and we had the most incredible time.
The organization of the holiday was amazing- what a great team of people we met from everyone at the farm to all the B&B hosts- all catering to every possible need.
The two German girls who are with us at the same time literally were ecstatic from start to finish and (despite getting soaked on a few occasions!) we enjoyed every minute too.I’ve never won anything in a draw before but this makes up for it!!
Best holiday ever.
Many thanks again,
Sue O'Doherty & Ray Doyle

 


Email
18.08.17

Anna Hänninen
18. August 2017
Hello you all horse lovers! Enjoy our 7-day Donegal South Trail (25.7.-1.8.) condensed in about
10-minute video. Thank you Horse Holiday Farm for the lovely holiday on horseback, and say hi to Shanlara and Cassidy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRlm294KYUw

 


Email
14.06.17

Hi Colette
Just returned from 4 days at your place. Didn't think an improvement on 2016 was possible. Got that one wrong. 
Country amazing, horses fabulous (Ultan is a star in the making), but it's the people at HHF that make it. Many thanks for the special memories. Until the next time........ 
Steward Derby

 


Email
08.06.17

Hello Colette,
yes, I survided Boa Island! Actually, it was a very nice day with sunshine and together with my girl-friend everything looked so much better!
I don´t know if you watch the videos on your facebook-site, but Daniel from Suisse made a wonderful video in slow-motion of our last riding day on the island! He´s a professionell photograph and it´s really well done and a great memory for me. If you haven´t seen it so far-enjoy it! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmWcKpKd-qw&feature=youtu.be
I´m planning to come this year again in October, but latest next May! I´ll let you know in time.
Thanks for everything again! It´s always a wonderful and very special time at your place with all the nice people and amazing horses!
With best wishes
Silvia

 


Email
04.10.15

Dear Tilman and everybody at the farm,
Monique and I wanted to thank you for a perfect holiday and trail. Everything was positive, the weather, beautiful trail, originasation, friendly people, B&B and of course the very nice horses. Shanlana and Rafter have given us a perfect vacation! Thanks! I send you some pictures...
Kind regards
Monique and Nicole

 


Email
09.09.15

Hi Colette -
I met you last weekend when we were at the farm after finishing our week of the Donegal south ride. We had a fabulous time and have recommended the trip to all our horse riding friends. You have an incredible operation there - efficient, friendly, and informative.
I have a question I meant to ask before I left :
Can you tell me how many km we rode on the Donegal South trip? I'd love to know!
thanks again,
Patty key
USA

 


Email
06.09.15

Hi everyone from the Horse Holiday Farm,
no we are at home again.
But we often think about the nice time we had with the lovely horses Rebell, Kildalton and Doonbeg at your farm.
For me it was even better than the first time I was at the farm 20 years ago and Alina and Monika were fascinated,too.
Thanks a lot to the great team Atti, Scott, Jerry and Karin who organised everything so well.
And give our regards to our host Thomas ("The man with the best name").
Best wishes
Ingrid, Alina, Monika and Thomas

 


Email
02.09.15

Hi Colette
Just a quick e-mail to say have had a fab holiday
Atty Jerry Scotty and Karen were brilliant and went out of there way to help us get the most out of our riding hols. The horses were awesome - I rode Harvey and my friend Sandra rode Ryan and we had such an amazing time with them. They love to gallop and so did we!!
Please can you pass on our many thanks to everyone and we will definitely be back
Best wishes
Jo Jones

 


Email
02.09.15

Hi Collete
We have just returned from our 4day riding by the sea holiday at the horse holiday farm and I would like to thank you for the amazing time we have had.
Atti, Jerry and Scottie were fantastic, always friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they really helped in making our holiday such a great success.
Our horses,Ryan and Harvey, were wonderful very well suited to our riding ability which Atti sorted perfectly and we had some brilliant gallops along the beaches. It was lovely to ride such fit and well cared for horses and they certainly gave us a great amount of pleasure.
Karen was also very helpful and friendly although we actually stayed at the B&B with Thomas Wimbs which was very good.
You have certainly given us a holiday to remember and I must commend you on such a professional holiday farm.
We will certainly be back again and please pass on our thanks to all your wonderful staff.
Best wishes from two very satisfied clients
Sandra Kirk and Jo Jones
Sent from my iPad

 


Email
01.09.15

Dear Colette,
We just wanted to thank you for the great holiday we had last week. Aty and Jerry did a really nice job and the horses Brandon and Rafter were doing great. We hope that we will have the possibility to do the Donegan trail in the near future. Please pass on our regards to Jerry and Aty (and to the horses, of course).
Kind regards,
Egbert & Liselotte

 


Email
27.07.15

Dear Colette, dear Tilman,
thank you for the great trail (Yeats ;)) and the wonderful experiences we had with your even more wonderful horses.
We wish you all the best for you and all the members on two and four legs of your horse-holiday-farm.
Please send some special greetings to Cassidy, Bobby and Sider.
Affectionate regards,
Claudia, Noemi and Clara

 


Email
12.11.14

Hello,
I just wanted to write to thank you for a wonderful experience at Horse Holiday Farm. My mother, sister, and I visited last month for the Yeats Trail ride, and we had an amazing time! We were very impressed by your farm and your hospitality, as well as the overall beauty of Ireland and the kindness of everyone whom we met. I do have what may be an odd request.......I fell in love with the horse I rode, Paddy, and I was wondering if he were ever to be for sale, or even in need of a retirement home, if you could contact me. He is a great little horse, and I hope he is able to provide joy to many more riders like me, but if he is ever unable to continue to be a part of your program, I would be happy to give him a loving home. Thanks for your consideration of my request, and again thank you for such an amazing holiday. I hope to be able to visit again someday!
Sincerely, Amy Bodycott

 


Email
23.09.14

Dear Colette,
it's not more then already three weeks ago, that we left your farm.
We just wanted to let you know, that we have had a wonderful and amazing time at the Donegal Trail South and at your farm.
We found everybody so friendly and easy going.
On our trip we were bid welcome very kind at every hostel. The only stay we wouldn't recomment was the Moorland Guesthouse, as the people weren't really friendly when we arrived there after a ride with 3 hours of rain.
But we loved the stay at Mrs Mary Martin, Bayside and Mrs. Mary Leonard, Pettigo. It was lovely food for breakfast and boths super endearing families.
And of course we enjoyed the beautiful landscape though the only one rainy day. We already miss Ireland and our horses, Greystone and Finbar. And we are hoping to come back soon.
Until then have a good time and take care.
Thank you for an unforgettable time.
Rebecca and Jana

 


Email
21.09.14

Lieber Tilmann, liebe Colette,
herzlichen Dank für die wunderbaren Ferien, die wir im Donegal verbracht haben. Wir genossen jede Minute auf der Farm und während des Trails. Es war fantastisch und wir sind sehr beeindruckt, wie gut Ihr alles organisiert und wie liebevoll und aufmerksam Ihr Euch um die Gäste kümmert. Ein großes Kompliment an die gesamte Crew und an die tollen Pferde!!!
Wir fühlten uns während des gesamten Trails sehr wohl und wurden von unseren verschiedenen Gastgebern sehr gut versorgt. Nur im Moorland Guesthouse empfanden wir die Stimmung als nicht so freundlich und angenehm. Das ging allen aus unserer Gruppe so.
Wir freuen uns, wenn wir nächstes Jahr wieder zur Horse Holiday Farm kommen können und hoffen sehr, dass es klappt.
Für Euch und die Pferde alles Gute und herzliche Grüße,
Ulla und Laura Schwarte

 


Email
04.09.14

Greeting from a Happy Rider
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the riding holidays from your farm. I was able to connect with another single rider through your handy meeting page so we enjoyed the 4-day Donegal South Trail together. I am glad you have the first day riding near your farm as I was not entirely pleased with my first mount but got along well with the second one provided to me. The trail itself was well –marked and provided a nice variety of terrain from high ridges, along green fields and dense forests to the beach and back up into the mountains. I enjoyed the places we stayed at night and was always made to feel welcomed and well-fed before we left in the mornings. I also wanted to say the Gerry Mc did a good job of making sure our needs were met in your absence to attend the W.E.G. I look forward to returning for another horse holiday with you!
Ellen May
Winslow, Arkansas, U.S.A.

 


Email
10.09.14

Dear Colette
I just came back from Irland and wanted to let you know that everything was absolutely perfect and very well organized! I could ride Shanlara and I simply love this horse! I wish I could come several times the year...
Thomek gave the right horses to Claudia (Barnes) and her girls (Traveller and Lemond). They felt very safe and just loved them.
Karen gave nice rooms to us for our last night at your place and Gerry and Atti have been looking after us very well!
The trail was wonderful. We had fine weather, spectacular views, a wonderful beach and lovely bed and breakfasts. The Cavengarden House was an experience and Mary Martin and her husband of Bayside are the most friendly and warm people I´ve ever met. They were unique hosts! Please say thank you to them again if you meet them next time.
Hope you had a great time in Normandie like us at your wonderful place!
I´m sure, we´ll meet us next year!
With best wishes
Silvia Eggers

 


Email
29.08.14

Hello!
Just wanted to say thank you for a DREAM holiday! This was so perfect for us and we were sorry to go home! We had Cormick and Cranny and they were so calm, easy and fun to ride. Its funny to see Cormick being the boss and Cranny obay his commants
Also a big thanks to your crew. They are so professional and because of they all our small worries disappered. LOVELY DOBLEY!! ( I think he
said....)
We are already looking into the Donegal West next year
Mvh Marianne Heltorp
- Ha en fin dag!

 


Email
16.08.14

May 2014! This week was awesome! Cavalier and Kildalton are great! I love and miss Cavalier and hopefully I can get him next year again. Thank you so much for this great experience. I've took lots of stunning pictures so I can keep my memories for ever!
Kenzi JaRi

 


Email
02.08.14

Hello Colette and Tilman,
we just want to thank you for the wonderful vacation we had in Ireland. We enjoyed the Yeats trail very much. Large diversity in landscape and vegetation. Horses were very fit and worked well!
Hope to be back sometime.
Good luck the rest of the season!
Best regards Gunn Hulleberg

 


Email
25.05.14

Dear Collette,
I just write to tell you we are well back in Oslo, Norway with a very strong feeling that we will see you soon again. For both Irene and I, this vacation in your territory have been extraordinary! Not only do you have a very nice place with stables, personel, accomodations, scenery... but the horses we got are so good, trafficsure, forward going, I dont have a good enough vocabulary to describe it all in english. On top of this, the weather wasn`t bad either!! Say specialy hello and thanks for a nice stay to Tillman and Atti from us! Your the best:-)!! We have shared pictures and videos among our friends on Facebook!
Kind regards
Rune&Irene

 


Email
02.11.13

Hi Colette and Tilman
Hope you are all well and managing to keep warm and dry.
We thought you would like to know that following a request in a recent edition of Horse & Hound for favourite riding holiday photographs we submitted one from our last visit to you in September of Alan on Douglas riding along the beach back to the farm. To our surprise it is now on the H & H website under "Riding holidays of a lifetime: in pictures" (number 3 of 16). Lynda is now thinking of coming out of retirement and becoming a professional photographer!! 
Have attached photo and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Lynda and Alan

 


Letter
24.10.13

Trip Report from Hidden Trails Customer

 

Date

10/24/2013 5:08:04 PM

Client Name

Joan King

Trip Name

Riding by the Sea

Trip Area

Ireland

Tour Date

09/28/2013 to 10/05/2013


Client Comments:

Horses:

Excellent

Saddle/Tack:

Excellent

Accommodations:

Excellent

Meals:

Very Good

Guide:

Excellent

other Riders:

Excellent

What I enjoyed:

Everything was more than I expected; this trip was the perfect combination of both relaxation and adventure.

What bothered me:

In the beginning I had trouble coordinating my first night stay (because I scheduled and early flight and train ride to Sligo) and needed to be at the horse farm on the very next morning, but the staff at "Hidden Trails" booked an extra night for me (complimentary)at the delightful B&B next to the horse stables. I received a warm welcome upon my arrival.

Expectations fulfilled:  

Yes

 

Yes,I rode a young "greenbroke" horse and enjoyed working with him (I have been riding most of my life and was well suited for this high spirited colt), my fellow riders were pleased with their mounts also.

Final Comments:

I have only one complaint, my trip ended!

   
>> Visit the website of Hidden Trails Customers

 


Email
18.10.13

Dear Colette, dear Tilman,
I hope you had such a magnificent holiday like I had at your place!
What a pity that we couldn´t get to know each other this time, but I´m sure I´ll be back next year.
Atti gave me one of your wonderful horses-Shanlara:-* :-* :-* !
I´ve never been in Ireland before and fell instantly in love with your lovely place, the great horses, the landscape and the Irish people.
Everybody was so kind and helpful.
Gerry, Atti, Daniel and Karen did a very good job and the bed and breakfast at Thomas´ place was very nice.
Thank you very much for the perfect organisation to you and the whole team!!!
If I can realize it next year, I would like to come for the Donegal South Trail for 4 days at the end of may (29.5.-1.6.) If it´s possible I would like to ride Shanlara again. Maybe you can keep that already in your mind?
Also I do need your help: I met a nice Norwegian girl at your place. She rode the Donegal South trail with two other Norwegian girls. Her name is Linda, but unfortunately I lost her contact in my handy. Maybe you can help me with her surname or an email-contact?
All the best for you and best wishes
Silvia

 


Email
14.10.13

Dear Colette and Tilmann.
Just wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely fantastic holiday at youre farm and at the trail. The scenary were breathtaking and all the people we met along the way were so friendly. The horses were perfect and so was the b and b we stayed at. We are sorry that we missed you, but Gerry
and the rest of the crew took good care of us. Hope to visit you again some day, maby next year.::
Best regards from the tree Norwegian girls Marie, Linda and Anniken.

 


Email
10.10.13

Dear Colette
I hope you have nice holidays in America.
We had a very nice stay at the farm and everything was perfect as ever.
Just a shame you were not there.
See you probably in Spring
Ursula

 


Email
20.08.13

Hi Tilman and Colette,
We hope this email finds you well. With a slight delay, we just wanted to drop you a little line to say a huge thanks for accommodating us on the Sligo Trail earlier this summer, which we enjoyed so much. We were lucky enough to have Ormond, Traveller and Cranny who are three wonderful horses. We have been spreading the word about the trails and also hope to return next summer for the Donegal Trail. We thought you might enjoy a little snapshot of our travels along the way so I attach a collection of our images from the 4 days. Best wishes from us all and hopefully we will see you (and our trusty steeds!) again next year.
The Roisins (Russell and Ryan) and Rena

 


Email
14.08.2013

Dear Colette,
we enjoyed our journey to Ireland very much. Although Anna became bad, we had a good trip with “Traveller” and “Guiness”. Thank you for helping us, when Anna was sick and thanks to Tilman for picking her up. We recommended and we will further recommend Your farm to our friends.
Greetings from Salzburg Egon and Anna

 


Email
10.08.2013

Dear HHF team, i
t has been a great vacation riding on these superb itineraries . All paths were perfectly traced, no risks and good balance of riding-resting time . Finding a red-carpet on top of the mountains, in form of wooden pavement, was a big surprise ! It was really worth the trip from Milano . We wish you and your very patient horses to have a good rest at the end of the busy season .

ciao Claudio, Roberto,Nino,Paolo,Alessandro,Roberto bis Milan, Italy
PS : a hoof pick remained in my pocket, a sign we'd come back ...

 


Email
06.06.13

Carrie Fischer (36) Schweiz
Eine Woche auf der Horse Holiday Farm hat den gleichen Effekt wie ein Monat Ferien anderswo. Endlich ein Ort an dem man wirkungsvoll den Alltag hinter sich lassen kann, um das zu tun, womit man eigentlich sein Leben verbringen möchte: Den ganzen Tag draussen sein und reiten – und das auch noch mit super netten anderen Menschen, die diese Leidenschaft teilen. Die Crew im Haus und in den Ställen macht einen super Job – ganz herzlichen Dank für die tolle Zeit. Ich komme garantiert wieder!!

Carrie Fischer (36) Switzerland
One week on the Horse Holiday Farm feels like a month of normal vacation. The location is ideal to get away from everyday business, doing what you really enjoy in life:
Spending all day outside on horseback together with people that share that passion. And the crew in the house and at the stable do a fantastic job to make your stay unforgettable! Thank you so much for that experience. I will be back for sure!

 


handwritten
letter
02.01.2013

Hallo Tilman und Colette und alle, die wir kennengelernt haben!
Ich möchte euch alles Liebe und Gute für das neue Jahr 2013 wünschen. Viel Gesundheit – auch für die Pferde – in eurem Jubiläumsjahr!  Den Brief als Weihnachtsgruß abzuschicken, habe ich leider nicht mehr geschafft. Dennoch möchte ich Danke sagen für den Urlaub bei Euch. Ich erinnere mich so gern an die Zeit bei euch!
Ihr habt so wunderbare Pferde, so fleißig, immer lieb und schlau!
Ich war mit unserer Tochter Claudia den Yeats Trail und im Anschluss Donegal South. Es war eine fantastische Zeit. Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß, die meiste Zeit schönes Wetter und so nette Pferde.
Ihr habt Euch viel Arbeit gemacht mit den Schildern. Alle Reitwege waren super ausgeschildert. Die Orientierung mit den Pfeilen hat (fast) immer funktioniert. Die Karte habe ich nur rausgeholt, um zu sehen wie weit wir geritten sind oder eben aus Lust an der Karte. Um den Weg zu finden brauchten wir sie nicht. An jeder Kreuzung hingen Pfeile. Toll! Aber wisst ihr was – die Pferde kennen den Weg auch!
Die B&B’s, die ihr ausgewählt habt waren auch alle schön. Überall wurden wir herzlich empfangen. Immer waren es schöne Zimmer dabei, nach diesen Tagen hätten wir überall geschlafen!
Ganz besonders witzig war es als wir am Lough Derg vorbei kamen. Nun waren wir schon 8 Tage unterwegs, es regnete den ganzen Tag. Wir sprachen nicht, ritten so dahin und plötzlich vor uns ein See. Aus dem Nebel taucht mitten im Wasser ein Schloss auf. Wir dachten eine Fata Mogana zu sehen. Konnten es gar nicht glauben. Die Wälder dort erinnern uns an unsere Heimat. Hier in der Nähe vom Harz reiten wir auch viel durch Wälder und über Berge. Als wir mit dem Truck wieder zurück zur Farm fahren, waren wir uns einig: Die Landschaft am Meer gefiel uns etwas besser. Das ist Irland nach meinem Wunsch. Die vielen kleinen Mauern, die hübschen Dörfer, alte Ruinen und am Horizont immer der Blick aufs Meer. Eure Farm steht auf einem wunderschönen Fleckchen Erde! Der Blick aus dem Panoramafenster auf die Insel und die Bewegung von Ebbe und Flut toll!!! Wunderschön!
Habt vielen Dank für die schönen Erinnerungen, die uns für immer begleiten. Bleibt gesund und grüßt „Sir Henry“ und „Kildalton“ ganz lieb.
Liebe Grüße an alle
Claudia und Susanne Rosengoth.


Email
22.09.2011

Cavaliers randonneurs de France et d’ailleurs, si vous rêvez de randonner sur les petites routes d’Irlande avec un cheval parfaitement calme et adapté à la rando n’hésitez pas, contactez l’Horse Holidays Farm de Sligo !
Vous trouverez des gens professionnels, des installations parfaites, des chevaux Irish Cobs et Irish Hunters vivant au pré, bien dans leurs sabots, un itinéraire balisé et chaque soirs des B&B confortables pour les cavaliers et où les chevaux seront hébergés au pré avec nourriture et sellerie. Vous êtes accompagnés ou pas, pour les rando libres balisage et carte en main et vous chevauchez comme bon vous semble en totale liberté !
Bien sur l’Irlande est sauvage et belle, les Irlandais chaleureux et rieurs, la bière extra et les pubs des plus accueillants.
La journée à cheval et les soirées dans les pubs et restaurants des villages et villes irlandaises voilà un programme qui saura satisfaire les randonneurs de tous poils !
Nous avons passé une semaine dépaysante et le temps a été plutôt clément !
Merci à nos deux chevaux et à l’organisation des responsables Collette et Tilman ainsi qu’à leur équipe.
Delphine et Olivier Août 2011.

 


Email
02.09.2011

Dear Jackie,
we want to say thank you to the "Horse Holidy Farm" - Team.
It was a wonderful trail with great horses! - Stanford and Sir Henry See you next year.
Astrid and Claudia
from Germany

 


Email
01.09.2011

Hello Colette,
thanks once again for your talent making wonderful holidays.
I fell in love with Celtic, he is a real nice one.
Please give our greetings to Tilman and Karen.
Warm regards
Anke & Mario

 

 

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Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
Grange
County Sligo
Ireland

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