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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 contact through our website or Facebook page.
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
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 per person and we can collect you from the pier or in Bantry town. If you would like to make a booking then please make contact either by phone to Georgia on 00 353 87 7765539 or via the contacts page on our website. Thanks again,