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Ashford Equestrian Centre

Features Animals
| Ashford, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6507
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Ride out on the Ashford Castle property

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

Reviewed 17 October 2017
via mobile
Great Ride!!

One of my best days!! Everyone was great. Got to trot out and canter on my ride. Riding through... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Jennifer L
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Ashford, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6507
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Brightorigin
Reviewed 13 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 10 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

1  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.

Thank Sibelcay
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed at Ashford Castle for two nights as I toured through Ireland and it was THE highlight of my trip, especially the horseback ride through the amazing grounds. My guide was Joe, and I really enjoyed my time with him. He made sure that...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This center is a bit of a walk or drive from the main castle of Ashford and there's a gate for accessibility. Near the town of Cong. I did not ride, but it was a joy to be at the center and watch others ride...More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing and wonderful! The experience you receive with the great people working with you! We had great guide in both zip lining and hourse back riding through the woods seeing Guinness tower that was built in the early 1800's

Thank Andreas G
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Questions & Answers
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
6 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