Self Lead Donegal Trails

The Self Lead Donegal Trail - Donegal South
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Two self lead Trail Rides for Horse Riding Enthusiasts.

The Donegal Trail is an unguided trail ride.
You can ride the Donegal Trail only with a minimum of two riders - 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.

Up here its different
In the North West corner of Ireland: Donegal, the wildest and most romantic of all Irish counties. Emerald Isle - Land of colourful rainbows. Its austere melancholy is unforgettable!
The name Donegal comes from the Irish 'Dun na nGall' meaning fort of the foreigner.
Ireland's most northerly county has little in common with its neighbours in the Republic, either geographically or historically.

Donegal's supreme appeal lies in the natural beauty of its coast, with windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and a host of golden beaches that rival any in Europe. Blanket bogs, now rare in the world, cover much of the county.

While other parts of Ireland might be more spectacular, Donegal is both beautiful and relaxing. The landscape, rougher than in counties to the south, often is covered in gorse or heather.

See itinerary with maps and prices of the Donegal South Trail

Our trails lead you over low hills, through remote mountain areas and across vast boglands. 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 time.

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!

Internet offer only!
THE 5 Day DONEGAL TRAIL SOUTH (minimum 2 persons for the trail)
5 Nights bed and breakfast & 5 days Riding your horse, plus all equipment
For your horse and saddlebags, transportation from last overnight back to the farm.

High Season €825.00       
LOw Season €775.00       

dates as stated on the website 10.00 am. starting time at the stables.                                      

Reservations for 4day programmes

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 tack up.
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.

Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

Telephone : (071) 9166152
Fax : (071) 9166400

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Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400

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