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Ashford Equestrian Centre

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Ashford Outdoors designs and leads active and cultural experiences in the most spectacular of settings with panoramic views of lake, forest and Mountain. We specialise in outdoor activities that range from archery and mountain biking to horse drawn...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Ashford, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6507
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Wife has her own horse back home and was dying to ride. She did a hack with this riding academy. Good horses, good facility, great staff. Wonderful riding experience around the castle. The ride concluded in front of the castle for a picture opportunity. If...More

5  Thank Tom B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I booked a 1hr hack as a treat for my 11yr old daughter and I, which cost €70.00. We found the owner a little aloof. As we are very down to earth people, I got the impression he found us not worthy of Ashford Estate!...More

3  Thank sunseasandplease
AshfordEquestrian, Owner at Ashford Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Hi. I am sorry that you have not taken up my offer of a return visit free of charge since you live in the area you would have been most welcome. I feel your review is slightly misleading and I want to address some of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked an hours archery which was just great. It was just two of us Dave our instructor was fantastic. On walking back to the centre we enquired about horse riding. We were soon kitted out with our boots and riding helmets. We had...More

Thank hugibr75
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The folks here went out of the way to make us feel welcome. We rode as a family daily this allowed us to really experience the grounds and imagine what it was like to be in a true forest with bows and swords! Equestrian really...More

Thank BriefBoy
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Ashford Equestrian Centre is truly a Horse Riding venue well worth not only visiting but to enrol your child for riding lessons. The staff are well absolutely wonderful and very knowledgeable in all aspects of riding from beginners to advanced riders. If you wish to...More

2  Thank TimSA2612
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful horses and tasteful new equipment. Peaceful ride through idyllic pastoral scenery. Great experience.

Thank Brightorigin
Reviewed 12 October 2017

One of my best days!! Everyone was great. Got to trot out and canter on my ride. Riding through the forest was a dream come true! My guide gave a good history of the grounds and Castle. The horse I rode, Bramble, was a lovely...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I went to visit Ireland for a week, we did some fun stuff and saw breathtaking views however, riding Guinness for 2 hours was the highlight of my trip. My instructor was nothing short of magnificent. She was so patient, answered all my questions and...More

Thank Jenn504
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We took a carriage ride for four for about an hour through the countryside with a beautiful horse. It was a beautiful ride in the trees and very peaceful. An enjoyable way to spend some time!

Thank Tonypose
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner had a wonderful 1hr trail ride with our fabulous guide. Perfect scenery, would definitely recommend you give it a go if you are in the area.

Thank nix2608
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

On vacation from the US staying at the castle. We are NOT horse people. The staff made this an extremely enjoyable horse ride. It is clear they choose the horse and tempo of your trip based on your experience and requests. We enjoyed a leisurely...More

2  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Just a short walk from the castle, plenty of horses, caters children too according to their age and level.

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Scarlett S
23 December 2017|
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Response from AshfordOutdoors | Property representative |
Hi Scarlett, Thank you for getting in touch. We provide riding boots, half chaps and a riding hat for you here. All you need to bring is comfortable clothing. Kind Regards, Mark Bonner.
5 March 2017|
Response from AshfordOutdoors | Property representative |
Good Morning jcravenrn, We ask that if you are above 225lbs to contact us to discuss your horse riding reservation. Above this weight based on your height, weight, prior horse riding experience and the size of the group we... More
Luisa R
5 February 2016|
Response from AshfordOutdoors | Property representative |
Hi Luisa, We look forward to welcoming you both in April. Thank you for your enquiry about our breeds of horses and ponies. We have Connemara ponies, Irish Draughts, Irish Sport Horses and Cobs. Please contact us by email... More