Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride from Galway
Explore a unique Connemara island beach on horseback and experience the thrill of beach horse riding along the Wild Atlantic Way on this popular 3-hour equestrian escape. This Omey Island trek is punctuated by dramatic land and seascapes, historical sites, wild rugged landscapes and islands flung out to sea. Treks are suitable for beginner to advanced riders and includes a short assessment before leaving with up to 2 local guides. Depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot.
After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included in this package), make your way to the riding centre at the entrance of Cleggan village, where you will present your voucher at reception. Then you will gear up for the ride - hats and boots will be supplied by the riding centre. Make sure you bring appropriate rain and wind gear.
In the arena you will meet your guides and your horse for the day. The guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. After a short assessment you will leave for the pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you off road, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponies in the fields.
Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and will make your way to one of the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Points - Omey Island, which is a designated Special Area of Conservation. On the beautiful Omey Beach you have the chance to take pictures and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand. Novices are kept safely in walk and trot. Then you cross Omey Beach the guide will lead you to the other side of Omey Island, where you have a fantastic view over the wild Atlantic. Then you make your way back to Omey Beach, where the horses can cool themselves while riding through the sea.
Depart Omey Beach and ride back to the riding centre to dismount at the conclusion of your memorable horseback riding experience.