Two self lead Trail Rides for Horse Riding Enthusiasts.
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
the possibility to help you find one on our Meeting
Page on the Internet.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
ARRIVALS dates as stated on the website 10.00 am. starting time at the stables.
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.
Telephone : (071) 9166152
Fax : (071) 9166400
From Europe and the UK:
Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400
From the USA:
Telephone : 011 353 71 9166152
Fax : 011 353 71 9166400
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