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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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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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