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Horse Riding - Advanced Rides

These trail rides are perfect groups or individual Advanced Riders. 

Full Briefing and introduction to horse riding session included. 

Don't forget your camera!

Full Day "Slieve Thoul" Trail Ride

  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Riding Level:  Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop, Jumping, Road
  • Terrain: Farm land, Forest, Roads, Hills, Rivers
  • Rider Fitness: Maximum
    • Perfect for Advanced riders
    • Fantastic views over Dublin and Leinster
    • Designed for the hardened rider
    • Great photograph opportunities
    • Interesting and informative guides

The full day ride out starts at our equestrian centre in the outdoor arena under the last standing section of the monastic site. The path covers two forests which span across the Dublin mountains. There is no better way to see the stunning countryside views, explore real Ireland off the beaten track and enjoy a truly unique experience. Lunch is provided at the half way point for horses and riders. This trail ride is not for your average equestrian!

"Dublin Mountain Forest Trail Ride" & "Flight of the Nuns" Combo

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Riding Level:  Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop, Jumping, Road
  • Terrain: Hills, Farm Land, Rivers, Cross country Jumping, Road
  • Rider Fitness: Maximum
    • Fantastic photograph opportunities
    • Unforgettable experience
    • Interesting and informative guides
    • Bring your own horse
    • Great for experienced riders

Follow a very same path where the monastery's nuns fled a Viking invasion hundreds of years ago. This trail ride starts at the last standing section of a 7th Century monastery. Enjoy a short cross country briefing lesson in our arena, then learn about local history at the monastic ruins. Take on our exciting cross country course one jump at a time with a qualified Ride Leader to help. This is a fast paced and exhilarating way to spend your day. Follow winding roads, then climbing upwards to venture through the Dublin Mountains Knocknadrina Forest with breathtaking views of Dublin city and the Bay below, looking North to the Famous Hill of Tara. Maybe take a moment to take it all in at our scenic viewpoints. Enjoy a canter through winding forest paths and try to find the hidden Ancient Irish Ring Fort which dates back over 1,500 years!

 

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Horse Riding Dublin - Intermediate Rides

These trail rides are perfect groups of friends, hen parties and families with some previous experience horse riding.

Full Briefing and assesment included on all trail rides.  

Don't forget your camera or your sense of adventure!

Guided Horse Riding in Dublin Mountain Forest

  • Duration: 2-2.5 hours
  • Riding Level: Walk, trot, Canter, Gallop
  • Terrain: Dublin Mountains, forest, road, steep hills and winding paths
  • Rider Fitness: Medium
  • Perfect for Intermediate to Advanced riders
  • Plenty of History and Fantastic Views over Dublin and Leinster
  • Great photograph opportunities
  • Interesting and informative guides
  • Starts at the remains of a 7th Century monastary
  • Views as far North as the Hill of Tara (Ireland's ancient capital)

This trail ride starts at the last standing section of a 7th Century monastery. Follow winding roads, then climbing upwards to venture through the Dublin Mountains Knocknadrina Forest with breathtaking views of Dublin city and the Bay below, looking North to the Famous Hill of Tara. Maybe take a moment to take it all in at our scenic viewpoints. Enjoy a canter through winding forest paths. 

Flight of the Nuns Horse Riding Route

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Riding Level: Walk, Trot, Canter, Jumping Cross Country
  • Terrain: Hills, Farm Land, Rivers, Hills
  • Rider Fitness: Moderate
  • Fast paced cross country course
  • Follow the path of Nuns fleeing a Viking Invasion!
  • Great Views and expert tuition
  • Starts at the remains of a 7th Century monastery
  • Not for the feint at heart

Follow a path where the monastery's nuns fled a Viking invasion. Enjoy a short cross country briefing lesson in our arena, then learn about local history at the monastic ruins. Take on our exciting cross country course one jump at a time with a qualified Ride Leader to help. This is a fast paced and exhilarating way to spend your day. 

Stony Lane Trail Ride

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Riding Level: Walk, Trot
  • Terrain: Farm Land, Road, Hills
  • Rider Fitness: Minimal
  • Fantastic scenery and viewpoints
  • 2,000 years of local Irish history
  • Starts at the remains of a 7th Century monastery 

This trail ride takes you through our country estate to a road hack on the Stoney Lane. You'll see some ancient stone walled paths, some great views over Dublin and some beautiful houses along this route. 

 

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Guided Horse Riding Tours - Novice

These trail rides are perfect groups and families of all ablity levels.

Full briefing and introduction to horse riding session included. 

Don't forget your camera!

Farm Walk: Horse riding tour

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Riding Level: Complete beginner / holiday rides
  • Pace: Walk
  • Terrain: Farm land
  • Rider Fitness: Minimal
    • Perfect for novice riders
    • Fantastic views over Dublin and Leinster
    • Great photograph opportunities
    • Interesting and informative guides

The farm walk trail ride is a one hour long trail ride that is perfect for complete beginners that are new to horse riding. This trail ride stays in walk and our instructor will go through how to make the horse go and stop in the arena before going out to walk around our farm. 

Castle Field: Horse riding tour

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Riding Level: Beginner-Novice
  • Pace: Walk, trot
  • Terrain: Hills, Farm Land, Rivers
  • Rider Fitness: Minimal
    • Fantastic photograph opportunities
    • Unforgettable experience
    • Interesting and informative guides
    • Great for families and children

The Castle Field trail ride is usually an hour long and it is perfect for beginner horse riders and those with some previous experience with riding. The trail ride is escorted by a guide who will point out the views and answer any questions. There are some great photo opportunities on this trail ride. 

Folklore and History: Horse riding tour

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Riding Level: Beginner-Novice / Holiday rides
  • Pace: Walk, Some trot
  • Terrain: Hills, Farm land
  • Rider Fitness: Minimal
    • Interesting and informative guides
    • 2,000 years of local Irish history
    • Starts at the remains of a 7th Century monastary
    • Amazing views over the Hill of Tara (Ireland's ancient capital)
    • Learn tales of Brian Boru and Tir Na Og

 

Explore the Spectacular Irish countryside on horseback!Weekend

  • A truly unique way to discover Ireland
  • Between 2 & 5 hours riding per day
  • Welcoming, friendly staff and Instructors
  • Dinners and Traditional Irish Night out
  • Breakfast, Lunches & two evening meals Included
  • Includes trips to 
    • The Irish National Stud
    • Full Day Trip to Dublin City
Today Dublin's hidden charms may be forgotten but its history resurfaces when Coolmine's guides greet guests from all over the world with a warm welcome and a "CEAD MILE FAILTE" - a hundred thousand welcomes!

Ireland’s vibrant history is reflected in a striking variety of prehistoric evidence scattered across the country, like megalithic tombs and dolmens, Celtic ring forts and burial sites - each of them with its own individual local legend and myths. The Celtic culture and language dominated Irish history for thousands of years, and even now, that legacy is still in Ireland. There is one section of this settlement remaining at the Lynch family farm, where Coolmine Equestrian Academy riders can trek, overlooking the outdoor arena where trail rides begin.

Imagine starting your riding trail at the last standing section of an Ancient Monastic Site, following a winding path through Coolmine Equestrian's 80 acre estate, through streams, over jumps and through marshy land. Then climbing upwards to venture through the Dublin Mountains Knocknadrina Forest with breathtaking views of Dublin city and the Bay below, looking North to the Famous Hill of Tara. Maybe take a moment to take it all in at our scenic picnic areas over lunch on the trails!

Some trail rides pass through an Irish Ring Fort in the Dublin forest which dates back to the 2nd century BC. Vikings discovered these vulnerable settings and raided many of these tempting targets of their precious ornaments and wonderfully crafted books. In an attempt to save their relics, the monks built distinctive round towers, which Vikings couldn’t loot. You can find round towers in the local village of Clondalkin and the picturesque early medieval monastic settlement at Glendalough.

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