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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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Coolmine Equestrian Academy

Coolmine, Saggart,

Co Dublin, Ireland.

 Latitude : 53.269202

Longtitude : -6.46663762


What People Say

"What an excellent experience with just fantastic staff beautiful location magnificent view and perfect horses. Top notch.."

"My daughter had a fabulous week there in April,a really professional and well run establishment,we will certainly be back."

"Ciara has arrived back and is missing everyone at Coolmine. She had a great time! Thank you for everything and for making her time there so enjoyable! She has made a friend and wants to go back next year! She has fallen in love with Dancer. I know she wants to come again"

Bravo! -Tripadvisor

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