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“A really nice riding experience”

Ashford Equestrian Centre
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Cong
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Owner description: 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 carriage rides and many other things besides. We have something to suit everyone. Ashford Outdoors has been offering activity and equestrian experiences in the West of Ireland for over 25 years. Our facilities include an archery range, Ireland's tallest tree climb as well as a large indoor arena. We are open to the general public and offer outdoor adventure and equestrian activities to holiday makers and groups 7 days a week. We provide corporate team building and bonding days as well as catering for youths and sports teams. We can also accommodate Hen and Stag parties and we offer bespoke activity packages for relaxation before or on the morning of your wedding day or special occasion! Our activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, biking and mountain biking, tree climbing and abseiling, kayaking and guided archaeological and ecological tours. Our location is on the Ashford Castle Estate, next to the island village of Cong on the Galway/Mayo border in Western Ireland. Nestled between the great lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, Cong is the natural gateway to Connemara. We are only 45 minutes drive north of Galway city and a 45 minute drive south of Westport, Co. Mayo. Ireland West Airport Knock is less than an hour's drive away.
Portola Valley, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“A really nice riding experience”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Ashford stables were clean, well run and had a lovely bunch of horses. The trails were wide, and incredibly scenic. The staff was able to accommodate all of our family, ranging from beginner to experienced riders.

Visited August 2014
Thank mominpeace
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful Pony and Carriage Ride”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

My son who is 4 enjoyed a wonderful pony ride through the forest at the Ashford Equestrian Centre and we thorougly enjoyed a lovely carriage ride (the whole family enjoyed it thorougly)
A must try! Loved it

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Debbie S
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new jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

My 5 year old took a lesson here and they were great with him. Got him a pony just his size and really made sure he was comfortable on the horse. It was his first time and he loved it! Great instructors and a very fun experience.

Visited June 2014
Thank cobi
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San Francisco, CA
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317 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“First time riders- nice experience”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were five first time (or close to it) riders- two adults, a 10 year old and two six year olds. We had a very nice experience here. The staff led the two six year olds so they didn't need to worry about what to do, and there were three staff members total on our walk. We had a nice walk through open areas and wooded areas- some slight hills. A very nice one hour ride on some beautiful horses. A very nice equestrian center

Visited July 2014
Thank Jim M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fun with Fiona”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a great guide and a wonderful time. we walked all over and out guide was fun and make it a blast

Visited July 2014
Thank Jeannie122
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