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Mountain View Horse Riding Centre

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Address: Poulnagun, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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+353 85 845 2300

Located just outside Doolin village on the outskirts of the Burren. Enjoy...

Located just outside Doolin village on the outskirts of the Burren. Enjoy fantastic views of the magestic Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Connemara Mountains and Galway Bay on horseback.

Gallop along the beach on Ireland's west coast. Caters for everyone from beginner to advanced rider offering treks from 1 to 6 hours long.

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I grew up on the back of a horse so I wasn't really sure what to expect on my first 'trail ride'...and I was pleasantly surprised when it was everything but. We did the four hour... read more

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Edgewood, Texas
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Edgewood, Texas
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up on the back of a horse so I wasn't really sure what to expect on my first 'trail ride'...and I was pleasantly surprised when it was everything but. We did the four hour ride through the mountains and ended up on the beach. The views...I can't even put into words! I highly recommend this place! Everything about... More 

Thank ptpaigerlee
England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have dreamed of horse back riding riding on the coast of Ireland since I was a teen. This experience surpassed my expectations! I booked the two hour beach ride for my husband and myself. My husband was supposed to join me on the ride. However, at the last minute he was unable to and Peter was very understanding about... More 

Thank lkasz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have had the privilege of going trail riding in several parts of the world and this is the best experience that I have had. A couple of things set it apart. One was the small group, we had one guide for every three people. Second was that Peter, the owner made sure to introduce himself to every one of... More 

Thank ACD323
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Peter and his guides are wonderful! My husband and I visited in early March 2017. The weather: cold and misty. However, riding the mountains of Ireland from horseback were on our bucket list. We are both experienced riders and were not looking for the typical "walk and follow" tour. Luckily the guide was more than happy to still take us... More 

1 Thank Micah H
New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was a solo traveler & active equestrian. I chose the 4 hr ride in Sept. Alex was my guide...she was so much fun to ride with & Peter (the owner) got us sandwiches for our trek. Cantering a Gypsy horse on the beach in Ireland was one of the most memorable experiences. I could not have asked for a... More 

Thank Mary J
London, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

When planning our trip to Ireland, my sister and I both agreed that a horse trek had to be on our itinerary. After doing some research, we came across Mountain View Horse Riding Centre. As if all the reviews on Trip Advisor were not enough to sell us on the centre, my first contact with Peter was. I called up... More 

1 Thank cljibb
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was hands down the best paid riding experience I've ever had. From the moment we arrived, Peter acted as if we were old friends. I have been riding my entire life, my husband just a few times, and I worried we'd be kept to a slow pace because of his lack of experience - not so! He has a... More 

Thank DeFeo0518
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

One of the best horse back riding experiences we have ever been on! The people working at Mountain View Horse Riding Centre are extremely personable and very knowledgeable. We took the 2 hour riding experience and I can say that next time we will be looking to take the 4 hour! Peter Williams was an outstanding guide and doesn’t give... More 

Thank nickdiaznyc
Woodland Park, Colorado
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My darling daughters decided to take me to Ireland for my 70th birthday, and we would go riding there of course! I am a life long equestrian and always dreamed of riding there. Both my daughters were brought up on horses, but had been away from them for years. They were still game to ride with me. After reading the... More 

Thank kaburke
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I'm an equestrian and I knew when I visited Ireland, I needed to ride a horse. The rest of my family, however, weren't too sure about it. I found Mountain View online and booked the hour Dirt Trek Trail (I would've gone on the longer trails if I had my choice). The trail was perfect for the rest of my... More 

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