Rides & Lessons
Whether an experienced rider or a total novice, whatever your age, we welcome you to Errislannan from March to October, Monday to Friday. Our Connemara ponies are homebred, sound and safe and come in all sizes. We offer lessons to both adults and children who are especially welcome. Errislannan is a unique place to be able to learn to ride, and we are fortunate that we can offer rides both out in the beautiful landscape and in our all weather outdoor sand manage.
Some of our staff are able to speak German & French. Helmets and boots are available for hire at no extra charge.
In accordance with the BHS and AIRE our maximum weight limit for riding is 12 stone / 78 kgs / 168 lbs. These limits are set to maintain the health and welfare of our ponies and are set according to the height / build of the animal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please note that Saturday is reserved for an instructional rally of the Connemara Branch of the Irish Pony Club and there is no riding on Sundays.
Our guided treks bring you over heather covered moors, past famine villages, along the shores, home of hares, many other wild life and all kinds of seabirds. You can enjoy stunning views out to the Atlantic ocean and islands or inland to the Twelve Bens mountain range. The Connemara breed is native to this special area and are particularly sure footed.
Generally group treks last 1 hour, but longer treks can be arranged. The trek will be tailored to riders experience levels. Private treks are also possible.
• Group Treks per hour €35
Lessons are taught in our all weather outdoor sand manage by a qualified instructor.
• Group Lesson per hour €35
We specialise in teaching children from the age of 4 years and up, and our lovely kind ponies are perfectly suited to beginners. We also have a range of bigger ponies for teenage and adult riders who wish to have a gentle introduction to riding.
• Lead Rein half hour €25