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Horse Riding

At Dromoland Castle


 Dromoland Castle  works with excellent local equestrian centres to offer alternative riding experiences on Irish farmland and green pastures. Cost from €65 per person per hour based on minimum of 2 people, including equipment and instruction.

Hats and jodhpur boots are provided. Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Please contact the hotel by calling +353 61 368144  or email

River Ride Trail

The River ride 1 hour trail is suitable for adults and children from five years of age. Riders enjoy county Clare’s natural hidden treasures on horseback . You will take a trip back in time as we ride past the authentic medieval 15th Century Castlefergus Castle. Ramble down the country lane onto our picturesque meadows and farm past sheep and cattle grazing. Ride alongside the meandering banks of the river Rine as we then make our way back to the Equestrian centre.

Cost is €75 per person for two or more. €85 for single rider.

Castlefergus Classic

Castlefergus Classic (1.5hr)This is our most popular trek. Experience a tour of our 100 acre working sheep farm guided by a member of the O’Brien family. Ride through the sheep with their baby lambs at foot in the spring and summer months. Experience ancient Irish folklore as we pass by the ring-forts (fairy forts). Enjoy panoramic views of the farm.

Cost €115 minimum two riders required for this trail.

Ancient Woodland Trail

Ancient Woodland Trail (2hrs)This trek includes the Castlefergus classic and also a relaxed trail through our charming Irish woodland. Ride past the unspoilt ring-forts in the woods and stroll up along the country lane guided by the old castle wall. Discover for yourself on horseback the forty shades of green at Castlefergus Riding Stables. Our reliable Irish bred horses and ponies leave you with unforgettable memories of medieval castles, folklore, and rolling meadows.

Cost €150 per rider minimum 2 riders required for this trail

The Fairy Woodland

The fairy woodland trail is a magical pony ride for children to experience from  four years of age in the enchanted woods.

Cost €50 per child.