Contact us :   +353(0) 87 1755588
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Trail Riding Ireland - The 5 Day Donegal Trail South ( minimum 2 persons for the trail)

  • Special Offer: 5 Day Donegal South Trail
  • Programme Donegal Trail South 5 Days
  • Equestrian Holidays: Self Led Trail Riding
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea
Riding by the Sea



Arrive 10.00 am. Full day ride to get to know your horse. Receive saddlebags and maps.
Overnight near the farm.


Receive your guidelines for the next days. Transport to start point of trail.
Ride along Assaroe Lake, through the forests of the Knader Wood to Cavangarden House, a beautiful country mansion set in its’ own farm of 1,000 acres.
Riding time 4 – 5 hours.


From Cavangarden House you will ride through the farm to a quiet country road, which brings you to the famous surfing beach of Rossnowlagh, miles of beach and dunes stretch ahead of you. Rossnowlagh is the home of a beautiful Franciscan Friary. Take a break at the Gaslight Restaurant, then enjoy the ride along the wonderful Rossnowlagh and Murvagh beaches. Leaving Murvagh to follow a small country road to a modern guesthouse.
Approximately 4 hours riding.

Day 4 - Ballinakillew Mountains

Return to Murvagh Beach, you will have a magnificent view of Slieve League – the highest seas cliffs in Europe and the Bluestack mountains. Keep to the shoreline and leave the coast at St. Ernan’s Island. Follow small lanes towards Ballinakillew Mountain, enjoy the views of Barnesmore Gap on your left and the Blanket bogs form over 7000 years ago.
Approximately 5 – 6 hours riding.
Overnight Moorlands Guesthouse.

Day 5

Departing the Moorlands, follow a forest track to the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland’s most famous Pilgrimage site, St. Patrick’s Purgatory on Saint’s Island – thousands of people travel here every summer for three days of prayer, penance and fasting.
Arrive at Avondale Farmhouse where a warm welcome awaits with tea and homemade treats from the Leonard family.
Mary is a qualified therapist and you could relax with a Reflexology treatment or Indian Head massage (booking in advance is advisable) or find them on facebook.


Beach riding sligoThe Donegal Trail is an unguided trail ride.
You can ride the Donegal Trail only with a minimum of two riders.
The unguided Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons - but, if you really would like to ride a Trail and you don't have a riding companion we have the possibility to help you find one on our Meeting Page on the Internet.

In order to participate in our Trail riders must be fit and able to trot, canter and gallop at ease, You must also be capable of taking good care of your horse: feed , groom and tack up.
On all programmes children must be over 12 years of age and good riders and also must be capable of spending long hours in the saddle.


5 Day Donegal Trail South (minimum 2 person trail)

5 Day Donegal Trail South
€1,000 per person sharing

Includes: 5 nights bed and breakfast, 5 days riding, your horse, all equipment, and transportation from last overnight back to the farm.

ARRIVALS: Thursday, Saturday *dates based on tidal times
Meeting time: 10.00 a.m. arrival at the Horse Holiday Farm stables

Single room supplement charge applies.


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Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

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