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A small family run yard located five miles from Bantry in the scenic Mealagh Valley. Beginners are especially welcome and our carefully selected Irish Cobs are sure to give you a safe pleasant introduction to riding and the Irish countryside.

Groups are kept small and are fully escorted and supervised at all times.

The private trails are around the farm and up to the summit of Mullaghmesha, where, 580m above sea level, the views are breathtaking and cover a vast area of the West Cork coastline and the Kerry mountains.

Rides commence with an assessment form, then fitting with helmets, body protectors and riding boots, provided by us, before you meet your horse and head for the hills! Well, maybe not quite so fast! First you mount in an enclosed riding arena and are shown how to sit, hold the reins, etc. and control your mount, a condensed lesson in four minutes! For new or nervous riders an escort will walk beside you at all times if you wish.

In addition there are opportunities for more tuition in horse and pony care especially suited for the pony mad teenager. Learn more about grooming, tacking up and all the fun and responsibility that owning your own horse entails, again always supervised.

 

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