Renvyle House Hotel offers a wide range of equestrian experiences partnering with Connemara Equestrian Escapes and there is nothing to compare with riding a horse along the Atlantic shoreline.
Below is a sample itinerary of a 4 day Equestrian Escape
Day 1: At Curra Farm*, you will have time to get acquainted with your pony, the tack used and the style of riding to help you achieve the perfect balance while in the saddle. Mounting your pony in the purpose built sand arena, your riding will be assessed to ensure that the perfect human to equine match has been made. A hearty Irish meal will be served before winding down into a complete state of relaxation and retiring to your comfortable farmhouse room, on the shores of Lough Corrib, with spectacular views.
Day 2: A morning’s ride from the farmhouse through the quietness of the winding country roads in Moycullen. With the option of a sedate walk through the forestry or an exhilarating jumping experience at our local cross country course, your morning will be action packed. You have a ‘free night’ where you can choose from the various dining options in the village of Moycullen or perhaps travel to the heart of Galway City for a wide variety of food and Irish music.
Day 3: Travelling deeper into Connemara the group will check-in to Renvyle House Hotel & Resort on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way. The afternoon trek will take you to the White Strand Beach to absorb the wonderful views of the mouth of the Killary and Co. Mayo in front of you and breathe in the freshest air in Europe. Return to the hotel for an evening of relaxation topped off nicely with a delicious dinner followed by live music.
Day 4: The trek will be to the Aughris Peninsula touching the Wild Atlantic Way to ride across the strand the leads us to the historic Omey Island. Enjoy the freedom there to gallop across the beach or simply paddle in the lapping waves.
*Connemara Equestrian Escapes was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Ciarán Mac Con Iomaire and Cathriona Goaley both with years of equestrian expertise at Curra Farm, Moycullen, Connemara Co. Galway; breeding a larger variation of the Connemara Pony built to carry all sizes of adult and competing in showjumping, dressage and cross country disciplines. Connemara Equestrian Escapes provide well researched and interesting equestrian trails with experienced guides together with true Irish hospitality in the heartland of the Connemara Pony in Ireland. “The best way to explore the desolate beauty of Connemara is from the back of a native horse” - Agnes Stamp, Country Life Magazine.