Contact us :   +353(0) 87 1755588
 +353(0) 87 1755588


FAQ - Freqently Asked Questions 2017

  1. How to reach us
  2. How do I book my Riding programme
  3. How do I pay for my Riding programme
  4. What is included in the Riding programme
  5. What type of Insurance will I need
  6. How fit do I need to be
  7. Can I come alone
  8. What you need to bring with you
  9. Our Saddles and saddlebags
  10. Recommendations

1. How to reach us

Dublin Airport

From Dublin, for a more leisurely trip, you can take onward travel to Sligo either via
Irish Rail
Bus Eireann
Alternatively you can take a car hire and drive to us

You can catch a bus direct from Dublin Airport to Sligo or Ballyshannon for timetables    

For transfers from/to Sligo from/to the farm please contact; Mac Cabs,
tel; 00353719142777
for reservations

For transfers to/from Ballyshannon to/from the farm please contact: or
Tel: 00 353 87 6347272 for reservations.

Ireland West Airport (KNOCK)
For transfers to/from Knock airport please contact Jimmy Quinn on 00 353 87 2508509 for reservations fly from Derry to: Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool
and London (Stansted)

You can take a bus from Derry to Grange

Fluginformation und Reiseversicherung
Contact: Sean Buckley,  Marina tours,   PO> Box 1663,  Rohrbacher StraBe 36, 69181 Leimen, Germany. 
Tel: 06224/76976   Fax: 06224/77966    
or Tel: 0190 811 773
or  Tel: 01 8905 975900

Ferry Crossing:

Irish Ferries
Ireland 00 353 818 300 400
UK 0818 300 400
Dublin – Holyhead
Rosslare – Pembroke

Stena Line 
Ireland: 00 353 1 2047777
UK 00 44 8445 768 768
Dublin – Holyhead
Rosslare – Fishguard
Belfast – Carinryan
Belfast - Liverpool


Read also:
 Location Horse Holiday Farm

 back to top

2. How do I book my Riding programme


You can book your Riding Programme direct with ourselves by emailing us on
letting us have all your requirements, including dates, programme and riding ability. Or by telephoning us direct on 00 353 71 9166152.

Arrivals all programmes can only be Thursday or Saturday for a 10.00 am. start

 back to top

3. How do I book my Riding programme


To secure a reservation we need a 50% deposit at the time of booking.
This can be paid by way of a bank transfer as follows:

  1. Bank of Ireland, Stephen Street, Sligo, Ireland
    Iban No IE86BOFI90544096481688
    Swift/bic no BOFIIE2D
    Account: Horse Holiday Farm
  2. Sparkasse Darmstadt 
    Account Tilman Anhold
    Iban No DE10 5085 0150 0011 0083 99
    Swift/bic HELADEF1DAS

It would be greatly appreciated when making your payments if you quote the programme, date of holiday and your name. 

The balance of your holiday should be paid at least 14 days before your arrival date 
Please note, we do not take credit card payments

 back to top

4. What is included in the Riding programme


Riding programmes are on a bed and breakfast basis only and the cost of your holiday will include:

Riding by Sea Programme: 
Bed and breakfast, your horse, plus all equipment for your horse, rooms with shower wc ensuite at the farm or neighbouring guesthouse

Trail Rides:
Bed and breakfast, your horse, plus all equipment for your horse saddlebags, transportation from last overnight back to the farm.

 back to top

5. What type of Insurance will I need


You must have Personal Accident Insurance

 back to top

6. How fit do I need to be


As all our programmes are for the experienced rider you should be able to mount, dismount, trot, canter and gallop with ease and confidence. It is important for you to be fit to maximise your enjoyment.

 back to top

7. Can I come alone


Yes, we get lots of our guests coming on their own for our Riding by Sea programme

However, there is a minimum of two persons recommended for the Trail Rides which are all self-led trails. Most of our guests come in their own groups for the trails and do not like to have anyone else join them. It is strongly recommended that you do not do the trails alone. 
However, you can put your details on our “Riders Meeting Page” on our web site and see can you come up with a companion to ride the trails with.

 back to top

8. What you need to bring with you.


For your comfort you will need a riding helmet, riding boots, breeches, gloves, a warm sweater and good quality raincoat (preferably waxed) ,ponchos are not suitable rainwear for riders, which we sincerely hope you will not need but better to be prepared.

 back to top

9. Our Saddles and saddlebags


Our saddles are general purpose saddles made especially to suit our business – they are extremely comfortable and are built on the old military style tree by a firm in France, now in Ireland by O’Callaghan Saddlery.

Trail guests are provided with saddlebags for their luggage, please pack your clothes in plastic bags as the saddlebags are not waterproof, below please find dimensions of the saddlebags
2 x Large Saddlebags 30 cm x 40cm x 15 cm (at back of saddle)
2 x Small Saddlebags 20 cm x 30cm x15 cm (at front of saddle)

The saddlebags will take up to approximately 15 kilos.

 back to top

10. Recommendations


Our minimum stay is 4 days.
We can be flexible and offer programmes longer than advertised.
If you wish to ride on your arrival day you should try to be here with us by 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday is a closed day at the stables
Arrival days are: Thursday & Saturday only

To find out what will be on in Sligo during your stay please visit:

 back to top

  See Video-Section: Gallop on Beach

 Ask for our free DVD “Horse Riding Holidays at the Horse Holiday Farm”

For detailed information , please visit our other pages and contact us.

It is sometimes possible to book a riding holiday at short notice: just phone us, send us an email or fill up the
 contact form


Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

Telephone : +353(0) 87 1755588

   Email :

  Contact Form: enquiries-reservations

  Location and airports

  B&B and Hotels in Grange, Mullaghmore and Sligo

The Horse Holiday Farm is Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) approved and
a member of A.I.R.E., the Association of Irish Riding Establishments.