Clare Castles & Monastic Ruins Ride – Ireland
Fantastic short break in beautiful countryside


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £510 or €570

Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Clare Short Break


Clare Short Break: Prices 2021

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  • $703
    • GBP: 510
    • EUR: 605
    per person sharing
  • Single room supplement $90
    • GBP: 65
    • EUR: 77
    per person sharing
  • Non rider $345
    • GBP: 250
    • EUR: 297
    per person sharing

Included – 3 nights comfortable en suite accommodation, all meals – from arrival day evening dinner, daily full Irish breakfast and lunch, 2 full days riding (4-5 hours per day)

Excluded – Getting there, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks, tips.

Clare Short Break: Dates 2021

The season runs from April-November

Getting There

International clients can fly into Shannon and then hire a car or a transfer can be arranged.


Transfers can be arranged from Shannon airport, they are E35 each way per person but we do recommend driving or hiring a car for international visitors.


Based in Clare just beside the Galway border outside a small village called Whitegate, here you can enjoy beautiful guided trail rides through Irish bogs, fields and local farmland. The horses are good sturdy Connemara’s, Cobs with a couple of Irish Sport Horses. They are willing and genuinely pleasant to ride, the rides are normally 4-5 hours or can be split into a morning and afternoon ride. Your base is a gorgeous rustic 300 year old restored farmhouse laced with antiques and now a guesthouse. Host and owners Bertie and Nicola are a lovely team and make sure you enjoy a great personal experience. Bertie is from a Galway farming family and has been around horses all his life, Nicola is German, was brought up in Venezuela and worked for American Express travel for years before falling in love with Ireland and of course Bertie a couple of decades ago…they make the perfect couple to running a professional riding holiday. On this short break you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful Clare countryside on horses coupled with staying at a really comfortable farmhouse accommodation, it’s a real escape.


Horses –Connemara, Irish Cob, Irish sport horse and crosses. Many of them are home bred and all are specifically trained by us for trail riding. They are happy to work, have a great attitude and are suitable for different riding levels.

Level of Riding & Pace – Good novice to intermediate. You ride for half a day on this itinerary (2-4 hours in morning) so it’s fairly relaxed.

Tack – English style and we have some Western saddles (on request)

Weight Restriction – 13 stone/85Kg/185lbs

Group Size – maximum 8 guests + 2 guides
minimum 3 guests + 2 guides


You stay at Nicola and Bertie’s lovely guest house beside the riding centre. It is a 300 year-old lovingly restored traditional stone farmhouse. Rooms are individually decorated and all en-suite rooms. It is very cosy and has been tastefully renovated.

All meals are home cooked with many fresh ingredients out of the organic farm garden. The full Irish breakfast and the 3 course dinner is served in the old stone farmhouse in front of a turf fire.
The tasty lunch is served as a buffet in the “Old Farm Kitchen” by the open fire. This cosy area has a rustic old world decor with countless antiques.

Please Ask About

  • Bicycle rent
    Fishing with a ghillie
    Hiking on the “East Clare Way”


Clare Short Break – Itinerary by Day

Each day you will ride in a small group with a guide through fabulous farmlands, bog lands, through forests and country lanes. Total riding time is 4-5 hours with a lunch break in between.


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