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.

The Connemara Trail Tour

Features Animals
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Amazing Trips

I went on the coast ride, & it was amazing beginning to end. I wasn’t a very experienced rider, so... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Gwen L
via mobile
Best holiday on horseback in Ireland !

The Connemara Trail is the best horseback holiday in Ireland ! I highly recommend this place... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
Zakspeedy
,
Cologne, Germany
Read all 18 reviews
29
All photos (29)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“willie”(6 reviews)
“saddle”(2 reviews)
“bogs”(4 reviews)
About
The Connemara Trail April - Sept,since 1969, The Connemara Trail is the best possible way to discover the Connemara region of Ireland on horseback. Relax and rewind while you ride through mountain passes and woodlands, cross Connemara bog lands...more
Contact
Loughrea, Ireland
Website
+353 91 843 968
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveller rating
13
0
0
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
13
0
0
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswilliesaddlebogsfootedhorsesrideconnemaramountainssceneryireland
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I went on the coast ride, & it was amazing beginning to end. I wasn’t a very experienced rider, so I had some challenges, but they helped and taught me all through it. The last day they even taught me basics and I jumped for...More

Thank Gwen L
Reviewed June 3, 2017

The Connemara Trail is the best horseback holiday in Ireland ! I highly recommend this place. People ride from all over the world. They stay in B&B or hotels and luggage will be transported during the week. 6 days in the saddle. Swimming bareback with...More

1  Thank Zakspeedy
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I went on the Connemara Trail from May 15th-21st 2017 and had an absolutely wonderful time. Willie and the rest of the Dartfield crew were very kind, knowledgeable, and hospitable. The ponies and horses were extremely well-trained for their jobs, but still responsive to the...More

Thank svaughan169
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Rode the Connemara Coastal Trail in September of 2016. The trail covers all kinds of terrain from bogs, mud, rocks, streams, up and down hillsides, sandy beaches, along roads and through towns. Everyday we road for at least 4 hours and usually more. We stopped...More

Thank annrcg
Reviewed October 15, 2015

What a fabulous time we had riding for 6 days with Willie Leahy. His horse were well-trained and very sure-footed. We enjoyed the other riders and saw places you can only see from the back of a horse. If you can ride, this is a...More

1  Thank Milehighhorses
Reviewed August 18, 2015

the horses were mistreated.. the old guy, i forgot his name, used to slap the horses with a stick.. i was very afraid as he did it on my horse too.. because i felt like it will throw me down soon... never again :(

4  Thank Ekspialigoti
Reviewed June 11, 2015

This ride with Willie Leahy has been on my bucket list for some time. It was definitely worth the wait and I would love to do it again. I rode a lovely Connemara gelding for six days through forest, bogs, over mountains, on the beach...More

4  Thank Neighcation
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is by far the most fantastic experience you can have as a rider. WIllie Leahy and his family are not just professional, but also personal and the way they treat the horses set a golden standard for everyone. The ride itself is not easy,...More

3  Thank ThereseGus
Reviewed September 9, 2013

In July, a friend and I took the Connemara Trail ride for 6 days. As others have noted, this is an unforgettable experience. The views were spectacular, the horses willing and sure footed. I can't say enough great things about Willie Leahy. He makes everyone...More

5  Thank Trish B
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After reading the reveiws what is left to say ,Willie Leahy you are geniune and down to earth a true horseman nothing fancey came as you are and lets get on with the day and enjoy. I like the way we all sat down in...More

1  Thank 866c_aust
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jacqueline S
April 14, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dartfield | Property representative |
Hi Jacquelin, groups range from 5 - 25 people, depending on time of season. July and August are the busiest month. All the best, Andrea
0
Votes