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Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides

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Fabulous views

My partner is experienced rider, I am not!!!! But felt comfortable from the get go. The view at the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Megan R
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Waterford, Ireland
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Not to be missed

We made the hour long trip from the Kenmare area and could not have been happier. Staff was... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Lovetotravel903
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Providence, Rhode Island
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30 Mar 2018
“Fabulous views ”
16 Mar 2017
“Not to be missed”
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Just 5 minutes from Bantry next to the main Cork road (N71). We ride on private tracks through ancient woodland climbing gently through the forest before emerging above the tree line, riding safe paths past heather, gorse and beautiful fuschia with...more
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Opposite junction of N71 and R591 | Hollyhill, Bantry, Ireland
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+353 87 776 5539
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My partner is experienced rider, I am not!!!! But felt comfortable from the get go. The view at the top is spectacular.

Thank Megan R
Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks Megan, glad you had a good time and thanks for taking the trouble to give us such a lovely review. Come again soon!

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We made the hour long trip from the Kenmare area and could not have been happier. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Both my husband and teenage son were complete beginners and everything is provided for a safe comfortable ride. We are extremely glad we...More

Thank Lovetotravel903
Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hi Love to Travel903 and thanks very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had such a super time with us. It is our ambition that everyone who visits can have a great experience, whether they have been riding all their lives or...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were a group of 2 families, all beginners with children aged between 3 and 11. Georgia, Sarah and the girls were so understanding of our needs, we didn't know if the children would panic and refuse to go trekking but they handled the children...More

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Bantry Bay Pony Trekking. Our staff enjoy their work and sharing their love of horses, so it will make them very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We are very grateful you...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Highly Recommend, Excellent, Great value for money Stunning views, and helpful friendly staff. We will definitely do this again, Thanks for a great morning,

Thank BrendanHelen1962
Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks for your lovely review which is very much appreciated. Our staff and our horses love what they do and love to share the experience with our guests. Thanks again, Andrew

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Maggie and I conversed via email, I told her our weights and levels of capability etc. All this was carefully taken into account when she chose the ponies for us. All equipment is provided, although we had hats, body protectors where carefully sized. There was...More

Thank toriandbilly
Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you very much for such a positively glowing review. I will pass on your kind words to your guide who will appreciate them.

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It is my favorite place to go when I'm in Bantry, I can't wait to do some riding when I get there... All the horses are lovely and safe. Georgia is so kind and will help you get to the next level. The roads are...More

Thank Alex P
Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

Thank you for your very nice comments. We are pleased you enjoy Bantry Bay Pony Trekking so much.

Reviewed 16 March 2016

We could all ride, but are at different levels and so never had the chance to ride all together as a family, and certainly never in such a fantastic setting and on a private trail. There's limited opportunity to canter, so most of it we...More

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Thanks for the wonderful review and we're glad you had such a good time. We're just about one day of work away from finishing a long new canter track that will expand our private trails even more and we hope you will be able to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was a bit nervous about the activity as when I was much younger, back in the mists of time, a horse 'bit' me - in retrospect, I think he only nibbled but I avoided horses ever since. We were a party of 3 for...More

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Thank you for the excellent review. We do try to adapt the experience for all who ride here depending on their ability level and personal preference. Misty and all of us look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy those lovely views.

Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Bantry bay pony trekking is the best place to ride. It has all the facilities needed and I've learnt so much from my time here. All the horses are Amazing and they have a horse for everybody! This place is the best place I've been...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing!! Georgia is an amazing instructor and I have learned so much in my time here! The lessons are run in a fun and friendly atmosphere but you learn so much!! The horses here are so well looked after and there is...More

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lkonlee
5 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Property representative |
Hi, we only have rides through forest and not on beaches since none of the local beaches are sandy. If you would like to book you should be able to call Georgia on 00 353 87 7765539. If that is not possible please make... More
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CHRISTOPHER S
24 March 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Property representative |
Hi Chris and Fran, Thanks for your interest in Bantry Bay Pony Trekking. We would suggest that you might enjoy a one hour pony trek up through our forest which will afford you wonderful views down Bantry Bay. The cost is €25... More
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