Riding Holidays

A selection of horse riding short breaks to suit all abilities.

Our range of riding holidays are designed to give you the freedom to custom make your own package. Whether you want to improve your basic skills, learn to jump or just enjoy the beautiful scenery on our beach & trail rides  here at Donegal Equestrian Centre we can ensure you have a safe enjoyable learning experience.

Learn to Ride Package

Our three day learn to ride package is ideal for beginners/novice and rusty riders; perhaps you haven’t ridden for years and would like to get to know your horse, before a gentle beach ride. Or maybe you can ride but would like your non-horsey partner/friend to experience the sport you love. It is also ideal for families wishing to ride together.

The 3 day package can be over a weekend, or midweek. Accommodation for your two nights stay will be at a local B & B. Or if you wish to book your own accommodation pick our riding only option.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at stables 1.30pm.
Lesson and ride 2-4pm. 
Day 2 – Preparation  Ride 10am – 12pm. 
Day 3 – Preparation and Ride 10am – 12pm.
Times can be flexible by prior arrangement.

On day 1 You will need to arrive at the stables for 1.30pm, where we will introduce you to your horse and instructor for the afternoon. You will learn the basics of how to tie up, groom and tack up your horse before the ride. This will be followed by a lesson in the arena where you will receive instruction in controlling your horse and getting the feel of him before your first ride out.  If you are feeling confident, you will be given the opportunity to try rising trot.

On day 2 You help to groom and tack up your horse and after a quick refresher, we set off on our beach/dune ride. Once again, this will be an instructional but relaxing ride, with plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. There will be several opportunities to practice your rising trot, for those who would like to, and to canter if you are able.

On day 3 You help to get your new friend/horse ready for a final 1 1/2 – 2hr beach ride, with more opportunities to practice your new and improved skills.

Learn To Ride Prices

Full package

3 days riding as detailed above & 2 nights Bed & Breakfast.

Group Rate: €245 per person 
Private Rate: €325

Non Riding friends/partners

€70 for 2 nights B & B

Riding Only Package

3 days riding as detailed above.

Group Rate: €175
Private Rate: €250

Mid week packages

Arrive Tuesday, Depart Thursday available all year round but not available from 3 July 2017 – 31 August 2017.

Weekend Packages

Arrive Friday, Depart Sunday available all year round on all dates.
All bookings & accommodation are subject to availability.

Booking

To book please fill out enquiry form on this page.

Accommodation

Please note all accommodation is provided off site by approved local Bed and Breakfast providers. Bundoran and the surrounding area has a lot of different accommodation types including hostels, hotels and B & B's. If you would like to book your own accommodation please choose our riding only option. 

Improve Your Riding

All ready have riding experience but looking to improve? or perhaps you haven’t ridden for a while? then this is the holiday for you.

A mixture of lessons, beach rides and a full day trail ensure you will get maximum enjoyment from your holiday. All we ask is that you have previous experience to canter level. 

Lessons are graded to your ability and will work towards any goals you have e.g. learning to jump.

Beach rides can be substituted for riding lessons if you prefer to ride out of the arena. 

The 3 day package can be over a weekend, or midweek. Accommodation for your two nights stay will be at a local B & B. Or if you wish to book your own accommodation pick our riding only option.

Sample Itinerary 

Day 1 – 1.30pm Arrive at stables. 2pm – 4pm  assessment lesson followed by beach/dune ride.

Day 2 – 11am – 12pm Riding Lesson or beach ride

2pm – 4pm beach/dune ride

Day 3 – 10am – 4pm.  

All day Beach Trail lunch included. Depending on your experience and tide conditions, the ride may start off site and you will ride either our Mullaghmore Trail or our Rossnowlagh Trail. 

Improve Your Riding Prices

Full package

3 days riding as detailed above and 2 nights B & B
Group rate € 330
Private rate € 460

Riding Only Option

3 days riding as detailed above
Group rate € 260 per person
Private rate € 390

Non Riding Friends/Partners

€ 70 per person for 2 nights B & B

Mid week packages

Arrive Tuesday, Depart Thursday available all year round but not available from 3 July 2017 – 31 August 2017.

Weekend Packages

Arrive Friday, Depart Sunday available all year round on all dates.

Booking

To book please fill out enquiry form on this page.

Accommodation

Please note all accommodation is provided off site by approved local Bed and Breakfast providers. Bundoran and the surrounding area has a lot of different accommodation types including hostels, hotels and B & B's. If you would like to book your own accommodation please choose our riding only option. 

All bookings & accommodation are subject to availability.

Improve Your Riding

All ready have riding experience but looking to improve? or perhaps you haven’t ridden for a while? then this is the holiday for you.

A mixture of lessons, beach rides and a full day trail ensure you will get maximum enjoyment from your holiday. All we ask is that you have previous experience to canter level. 

Lessons are graded to your ability and will work towards any goals you have e.g. learning to jump.

Beach rides can be substituted for riding lessons if you prefer to ride out of the arena. 

The 3 day package can be over a weekend, or midweek. Accommodation for your two nights stay will be at a local B & B. Or if you wish to book your own accommodation pick our riding only option.

Sample Itinerary 

Day 1 – 1.30pm Arrive at stables. 2pm – 4pm  assessment lesson followed by beach/dune ride.

Day 2 – 11am – 12pm Riding Lesson or beach ride

2pm – 4pm beach/dune ride

Day 3 – 10am – 4pm.  

All day Beach Trail lunch included. Depending on your experience and tide conditions, the ride may start off site and you will ride either our Mullaghmore Trail or our Rossnowlagh Trail. 

Improve Your Riding Prices

Full package

3 days riding as detailed above and 2 nights B & B
Group rate € 330
Private rate € 460

Riding Only Option

3 days riding as detailed above
Group rate € 260 per person
Private rate € 390

Non Riding Friends/Partners

€ 70 per person for 2 nights B & B

Mid week packages

Arrive Tuesday, Depart Thursday available all year round but not available from 3 July 2017 – 31 August 2017.

Weekend Packages

Arrive Friday, Depart Sunday available all year round on all dates.

Booking

To book please fill out enquiry form on this page.

Accommodation

Please note all accommodation is provided off site by approved local Bed and Breakfast providers. Bundoran and the surrounding area has a lot of different accommodation types including hostels, hotels and B & B's. If you would like to book your own accommodation please choose our riding only option. 

All bookings & accommodation are subject to availability.