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. 

 
 
 
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Treks

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

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Lessons

Lessons are taught in our all weather outdoor sand manage by a qualified instructor.

Group Lesson per hour €35

 
 
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Lead Reins

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

 
 

Camps &
Day Courses


In June, July and August we offer camps for children by the day. They will enjoy improving their riding skills and confidence, and learning more about looking after a pony. Adult courses are also available, please enquire for more information and available dates.

 
 
 
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Pony Craft Day Courses

Time:
Mornings 10:00 – 13:00

Includes: 
• 1 hour lesson in the manege
• 1 hour trek
• Stable craft

When:
June / July / August

Age:
Children ages 6+ years

Cost: €80

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Errislannan Camps

Time:
3 consecutive mornings 10:00 – 13:00

Includes: 
• 1 hour lesson in the manege
• 1 hour trek
• Stable craft

When:
June / July / August

Age:
Children ages 6+ years

Cost: €200 (€20 sibling discount)

 

 

2019 Easter Camps

This year we are happy to launch our new
Easter Camps!

Beginner riders
17th–19th April, 10:00–13:00

Intermediate riders
24th–26th April, 10:00–13:00

Cost: €200

Please call us to find out more and book your place.

 

Schooling & Livery


We offer schooling and also grass livery year round for ponies in our peaceful surroundings.

Please note visiting ponies should be covered by their owners personal insurance.

 
 
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Schooling

We school all our own young ponies and also others, especially in the quieter months of the year. All ponies are backed and trained using the ‘join up’ method. Lunging, long reining and ridden-on are performed alongside an experienced pony.

Cost: Schooling including livery per week €150*
*plus extra for feed in winter

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Livery

There is space for a few visiting ponies, whether it’s for a longer term or perhaps you wish to bring your pony on holiday with you, contact us to discuss your options.

Cost: Grass livery per week €60 rising to €80 when feeding hay in winter

 

 

Pony Parties


We offer pony themed parties for those keen riders and also non riders. Small or large groups, all ages and occasions, activities on and off the ponies.

Please contact us to discuss options and ideas.