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Blackwater Stables

#6 of 14 Outdoor Activities in Kenmare Features Animals
| Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 87 620 3627
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Horse treks

Just spent a wonderful morning in the black water stables. I was a little apprehensive as I haven't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Listowel, Ireland
via mobile
Beautiful Experience

Went to visit Kenmare in February. Have 2 teenagers was thinking of things to do decided to visit... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the scenic Kenmare - Blackwater area on the ring of Kerry and we have Horses & ponies to suit all. At Blackwater Stables we also offer a wide variety of equine activities, from Trekking and horse riding to lessons With a choice from a pony ride up to two hours riding around the scenic Blackwater area it is an ideal area for any beginner to advanced rider. Whether you have not been in the saddle for years or never have. All gear and training will be provided with no additional cost. Blackwater stables are run to the highest safety standards, with all riders being provided with helmets at all times. All groups are accompanied by a qualified instructor(s) with years of experience and always more than happy to answer any questions you might have along the way. The horses and ponies chosen for the treks are carefully chosen for their quiet temperament and are more that qualified with most having more that three years with us.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 87 620 3627
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent a wonderful morning in the black water stables. I was a little apprehensive as I haven't really been in a horse before but my husband and kids were very keen so I agreed. The girls in the stables (Megan and serena) were so...More

1  Thank mtmca
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went to visit Kenmare in February. Have 2 teenagers was thinking of things to do decided to visit this horse riding centre. Very helpful staff explained we had no experience before, so they were very helpful. Safety was No 01 so felt at ease. Thanks...More

1  Thank Katmulcahy
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I had a lovely time this morning on a two-hour trek with Anna, riding two sweet Cob horses named Dylan and Molly. We trekked through some pretty wooded areas doing walk, trot and canter. Everything was ready for us when we arrived...More

1  Thank caberwife
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You have to try Blackwater. Anne is a wonderful host. My sister and I who are both experienced riders took a 2 hour ride with Anne's assistant Megan. We had a great ride. The ponies were very good little troopers. We rode along a gravel...More

1  Thank pixielu3
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went horse riding a few weeks ago, as it's my first time I was very nervous but between Anne and her mom were both so nice and reassuring. My fiancé was very confident and by the end of it I was getting there. Would definitely...More

3  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Super fun and super staff, very safety conscious and with two kids under 5 going on a horse that was high on my priority list. The kids had a ball and the owner Anna was a great teacher, will definitely be back.

2  Thank CiaraW10
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Blackwater just a few days ago and had a great experience! My husband and I have varied experience levels - this was his second time riding ever, I've ridden for years. They were wonderful at choosing our horses, Molly and Dylan. We enjoyed...More

2  Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Did a tour with friends visiting from the Netherlands. Even though I am not that relaxed with horses, the hostess and owner was so relaxed and helpful that it was a great experience. They even speak Dutch. If you or your children love horses, this...More

2  Thank marianne T
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

went with friends and I've been to a few stables around kerry and cork for treks but I have to say this is the best I've been on. area was stunning and our leader Megan was amazing. thank you blackwater for such a great time...More

2  Thank Kirsten D
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area. The owner, Anne Schlep, is very professional and safety conscience. She's also friendly and easy to talk to. Her horses are easy to ride. We've gone to Blackwater stable on both trips Ireland and had a wonderful time both times.

2  Thank Jeffrey W
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