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Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre

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Address: Bannonstown Road, Castlewellan BT31 9BG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4377 8651
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Great for beginners but more advanced riders may feel a little bored..

I went on the 2 hour experienced hack which takes place every Saturday & Sunday morning. It cost £38 per person. The guide was lovely & very friendly, My horse Sally was great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
TanyaNeigh
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

excellent day out. All the staff including the horses extremely professional and friendly. Would highly recommend and will be back. Maith sibh.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

went this morning on the 2 hour track, was really fun and the staff are really friendly especially Emma. We done a variety of things including ways, trot and canter. The yard was very clean and tidy and the horses in great condition, will definitely be coming back soon.

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trek and look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went on the 2 hour experienced hack which takes place every Saturday & Sunday morning. It cost £38 per person. The guide was lovely & very friendly, My horse Sally was great!! Could've taken her home but a few of the other horses were spooky (Nan especially) I personally would have felt scared to ride her as I'm only... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Im glad you enjoyed your trek and got on well with Sally! During the summer months (when it is busier) we are unable to work the horses as much on our experienced treks. Generally coming into low season our experienced sessions involve more cantering. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went here recently- We were with several children who were being lead around in front. Horses walked very slowly in single file, clearly just used to the routine, so boring. We weren't allowed or even asked if we wanted to be held back to trot etc given that I had filled in a form to say we had both done... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback on your experiences. The trek that you were on was a beginners trail. We do also offer experienced hacks. I apologise that in this instance, you had been booked onto a trek that did not match your abilities and therefore was clearly not enjoyable. This should not have happened (and doesn't usually) however, we are reviewing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We went on an hour long trail which cost us £20 each. We both have ridden horses before. For the hour we did nothing but walk through the woods. It seems like our experience stated on the forms was ignored. The staff was unwelcoming and seemed like they were not enjoying their job. They certainly didn't make any effort with... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Im sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Mount Pleasant. We strive to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction on all of our treks and clearly we have fallen short on this occasion. I would be grateful if you could email me (info@mountpleasantcentre.com) the time and... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My son and grand daughters went Pony Trekking yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed it. When saying their prayers they thanked Max and Sally (the horses) for being so good. Great fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Been here on numerous occasions.They put on a 2hr ride every saturday and sunday morning for advanced riders. Cantering through the stunning scenery really is amazing. They have horses to suit all riders whether you prefer a nice steady horse or one with a bit more bounce. The staff are so nice and always up for a bit of banter.... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Hi Annie, It is lovely to hear that you enjoy your visits to Mount Pleasant. Thank you for sharing your experiences. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We booked a party of 6 to celebrate a double birthday and a wedding anniversary. We had travelled from the North East of England to meet with Irish friends and wanted to try something different! We were met by lovely friendly staff who explained about filling in the forms and what we should expect. Only one of us had ridden... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to introduce you to horse riding and nice to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Hope you had a safe trip back home and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Booked Mount Pleasant for my husbands 60th Birthday he had always wanted to go horse riding and i booked this as a surprise for the whole family some whom had never been on a horse before including my husband we had the most memorable day and an experience my husband and family really enjoyed Patsy and the team were excellent... More 

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day at Mount Pleasant. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

We travelled as a couple and had a lovely hack through Castlewellan forest park on a Tuesday morning. Our guide was entertaining and fun, and the horses were quiet and friendly - all one would want from a trekking centre really! Definitely worth the price!

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Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your hack, I have shared your comments with the guide who looked after you. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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