Answers to common questions
Frequently Asked Questions with Dingle Horseriding
Horse Riding Questions and answers
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Dingle Horse Riding?

What style of riding will I be doing?

You will be riding English style.


This is an English Saddle


* PLEASE NOTE: All of our horses are ridden with English Style Saddles. If you only have Western-type saddle experience you will be considered a Beginner unless you have taken English riding lessons. For rides, other than the Shamrock trails, riders need to be confident in an English saddle, easy in transitions and comfortable with the rising trot and 2 point canter.

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What level of riding ability is required to participate in a Trek?

Our Shamrock Trails suit Novice riders as well as more advanced riders. Novice riders can take the leisurely routes while the more advanced riders can enjoy the canter tracks along these very scenic and outstandingly beautiful green mountain routes overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Wild Atlantic Beaches & The Great Blasket Island Trail rides are suitable for Intermediate and Advanced riders only.

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Do I need to bring my own equipment?

We have our own tack which is suited to the type of riding you will be doing. We also provide riding helmets, boots and rainwear for your use if needed.

What should I pack for a riding holiday?

Pack for comfort & include: breeches/jodhpurs, riding or paddock boots, chaps or half chaps, riding helmet and riding gloves.

Other clothes should include: long and short-sleeved shirts, warm sweaters/light jacket, smart casual evening attire and comfortable shoes.

In Ireland it's good to include rain gear (jacket and pants), sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. You may like to include personal medications, adhesive bandages for blisters, waist pouch for personal items, camera/film, small backpack (optional) and a seat saver (optional).

Are there age restrictions?

We do not accommodate children under the age of 9.

Children between the ages of 9 and 13 must be accompanied on the guided Shamrock trails by an adult that they feel confident with.

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Are there weight restrictions?

Weight Limit: It is important that you are fit & active to ensure your comfort and safety.

Male riders 
Weight limit for fit male riders under 170cm  : 14 stone / 196lbs / 89kg
Weight limit for fit male riders over 170cm  : 15.3 stone / 214lbs / 97kg
Weight limit for fit male riders over 185cm : 16.3 stone / 228lbs / 104kg

Female riders 
Weight limit for fit female riders under 165cm : 12 stone /168lbs  / 76kg 
Weight limit for fit female riders over 165cm : 13 stone / 182lbs / 83kg 
Weight limit for fit female riders over 176cm : 14 stone / 196lbs / 89kg

Do treks go out rain or shine?

Yes we ride in the rain,  we have rain gear available if you should require it.

What is your policy regarding cancellation of rides due to bad weather? Do you refund fees?

We ride in most weather as it is impossible to predict the weather in Ireland from one hour to the next; we do not ride in dangerous conditions, for example extreme winds and storms.

If Dingle Horse Riding does cancel a ride due to such unforeseen circumstances then we refund the cost of that ride.

What is the best time of year to visit, in terms of weather?

The weather tends to improve from April through to the end of September, although we get lots of rain here in Ireland even during these months, typically rain gear is essential.

Can I book a riding holiday and provide my own accommodation?

Yes, we offer Riding Only pricing, which includes transport between trails in addition. Please contact us for individual quotes.

How much advance notice is required to book our rides?

Many of our rides are tide dependent as we take in the beach as part of these trails, it's best  to book at least one week in advance if possible.

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