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Shore Excursions: Guided Beach Horse Riding Excursion: Connemara

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    Omey Island
    Stop: 3 hours -
    After arriving in Cleggan village (transport not included) customers are advised to make their 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 and the guides will make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. After a short assessment you will leave for the first pony trek towards the beautiful Omey Beach and Omey Island. The guide will lead you offroad, where you will pass Courthoor Lough and you can see some famous Connemara Ponys in the fields.  Arriving in Claddaghduff, you are right on the Wild Atlantic Way and you 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 leads 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. After this you depart Omey Beach and rideback to the riding centre and dismount. A recommended meal stop would be the Oliver's - Cleggan village's famous Seafood Bar overlooking the harbour (lunch at own expense). After lunch you will meet with your guides again at the riding centre and depart for the second ride. This time the guides lead you through the village towards Selerna Beach. It is a scenic cresent shape sandy beach, which looks towards Inishbofin Island to the west and the mouth of Cleggan Bay to the east. Stroll, trot or gallop across this quiet WIld Atlantic Way shoreline. There is a megalithic wedgetomb up on the field to the right of the beach. Spend some moments appreciating the  Atlantic Ocean and islands beyond, before turning back along the backroads with its many horses, cows and sheep in the fields and the magnificient Twelve Bens mountain range in the background. Then, make your way back to the riding centre where you dismount again and this is where your tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Moorneen, Cleggan, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do not pick up. Riders must make their own way to the riding centre.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Riding gear such as hats and boots
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • As times of rides are tide dependent - a Beach Horse riding VOUCHER will be supplied AFTER booking with ride times and details for date booked. Please print out and bring with you to validate.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • In the interest of animal welfare the max rider weight is 90kg/200lbs
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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