We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre

#5 of 12 things to do in Castlewellan Features Animals
Bannonstown Road, Castlewellan BT31 9BG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4377 8651
Save
Review Highlights
Great experience in lovely countryside

A party of us went for the 1 hr trek with members of the party (12 in all) ranging in age from 6... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John R
,
Belfast, United Kingdom
Not to be missed

Well kept facilities and beautiful horses!! We went on the 1 hour trek, I got Sally who was a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Emilylorac
via mobile
Read all 26 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good11%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“hour hack” (3 reviews)
“nan” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Bannonstown Road, Castlewellan BT31 9BG, Northern Ireland
CONTACT
+44 28 4377 8651
Write a Review
Reviews (26)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of us went for the 1 hr trek with members of the party (12 in all) ranging in age from 6 years old to 50 and all were really well accommodated for. Everyone had a great time. I cant compliment the excellent staff...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Well kept facilities and beautiful horses!! We went on the 1 hour trek, I got Sally who was a complete angel and I couldn't fault her! My uncle got Guinness who seemed lazy to begin with but we soon realised can respond quickly to commands...More

Thank Emilylorac
Reviewed 25 October 2016

excellent day out. All the staff including the horses extremely professional and friendly. Would highly recommend and will be back. Maith sibh.

Thank stephengeraghty81
Reviewed 28 August 2016

went this morning on the 2 hour track, was really fun and the staff are really friendly especially Emma. We done a variety of things including ways, trot and canter. The yard was very clean and tidy and the horses in great condition, will definitely...More

1  Thank lloyd R
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trek and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went on the 2 hour experienced hack which takes place every Saturday & Sunday morning. It cost £38 per person. The guide was lovely & very friendly, My horse Sally was great!! Could've taken her home but a few of the other horses were...More

1  Thank TanyaNeigh
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Im glad you enjoyed your trek and got on well with Sally! During the summer months (when it is busier) we are unable to work the horses as much on our experienced treks. Generally coming into low season our experienced...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went here recently- We were with several children who were being lead around in front. Horses walked very slowly in single file, clearly just used to the routine, so boring. We weren't allowed or even asked if we wanted to be held back to trot...More

2  Thank MagN17
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for feedback on your experiences. The trek that you were on was a beginners trail. We do also offer experienced hacks. I apologise that in this instance, you had been booked onto a trek that did not match your abilities and therefore was...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We went on an hour long trail which cost us £20 each. We both have ridden horses before. For the hour we did nothing but walk through the woods. It seems like our experience stated on the forms was ignored. The staff was unwelcoming and...More

2  Thank Michaelkav993
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Im sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Mount Pleasant. We strive to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction on all of our treks and clearly we have fallen short on...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016

My son and grand daughters went Pony Trekking yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed it. When saying their prayers they thanked Max and Sally (the horses) for being so good. Great fun

Thank Annabanana1940
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Been here on numerous occasions.They put on a 2hr ride every saturday and sunday morning for advanced riders. Cantering through the stunning scenery really is amazing. They have horses to suit all riders whether you prefer a nice steady horse or one with a bit...More

Thank Annie B
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Hi Annie, It is lovely to hear that you enjoy your visits to Mount Pleasant. Thank you for sharing your experiences. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 7 October 2015

We booked a party of 6 to celebrate a double birthday and a wedding anniversary. We had travelled from the North East of England to meet with Irish friends and wanted to try something different! We were met by lovely friendly staff who explained about...More

2  Thank densbar
Declan k, Public Relations Manager at Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to introduce you to horse riding and nice to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Hope you had a safe trip back home and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Maghera Inn
325 reviews
6.00 km away
Turley's Bar
12 reviews
7.09 km away
Bilbo's Bistro
45 reviews
2.75 km away
Maginns Bar
124 reviews
2.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Castlewellan Forest Park
262 reviews
1.70 km away
Mourne Archery Centre
35 reviews
6.05 km away
Tollymore Forest Park
472 reviews
6.62 km away
Life Adventure Centre
94 reviews
1.70 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit