Embrace an Equine Adventure and so much more on our

Equestrian Experience

Fulfil your dreams from the saddle… and embark on a Life-changing Equestrian Experience of Northern Ireland. Embrace exhilarating beach rides along the magnificent Antrim Coastline, and the tranquillity of a serene, rugged country trek of the Mourne Region. Paired with the finest local cuisine and beverages along the way, enjoy leisurely evenings spent mingling with the locals, listening to the best of traditional music or relax and enjoy the eloquence of your first-class accommodation.

Our bespoke chauffeur drive itineraries suited to a maximum of 12 people offer the true flavour of Northern Ireland, including visits to many well-known attractions and locations along the way. All complemented with your pre-planned personal equine experience, while non-riders have the option to explore various local attractions, exclusive experiences, shopping, or Golf offering along the way.

Please click on the blue squares below to view each day of this Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival Dublin: Travel North with breakfast/brunch at Killeavy Castle Hotel. After an opportunity to freshen up we travel the short distance to the picturesque village of Rostrevor, situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains for a short walk with local guide Peter Rafferty. We then take you to Killowen distillery where you can sample your first taste of Irish Whiskey. Return to Killeavy Castle Hotel in the late afternoon for check-in. This evening join with your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink, tour induction and relaxing dinner with breathtaking views over of Killeavy Estate & Farm.

Overnight Killeavy Castle Hotel – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: This Morning we take the short journey for our first horse ride at Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre in the Mourne Mountains. Non-riders can visit the Peace Maze or Life Adventure Centre at Castlewellan Forest Park nearby or seaside resort of Newcastle. Lunch will follow at Denvir’s Inn Downpatrick followed by a visit to St Patricks Centre Downpatrick. We later take the short trip to Belfast, our base for the next two nights.

Overnight Belfast Hastings Hotels (Europa or Grand Central) – Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Today we embrace a Giant Belfast welcome. After breakfast, we take a short panoramic tour of Belfast and then pay a visit to Titanic Belfast with lunch at Hickson’s Point (New restaurant at Titanic). In the afternoon we give you unique access with a local guide to the magic of the “Irish session” showing why Belfast is one of the best cities in the world for traditional Irish music and fine pubs. This evening is free to explore the vast array of city nightlife and restaurants.

Overnight Hastings Hotels – Bed & Breakfast

Day 4 and 5: This morning after breakfast we travel Northwards to the magnificent Antrim Coast for a two-day Equine adventure – several options are available. From the novice rider to the more experienced, our partners at Ireland Equestrian Tours will arrange a full programme of activities for you to enjoy. For our non-riders experience several activities. Explore The Giants Causeway, Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge, try a Whiskey Experience plus lots more.

Overnight Salthouse Hotel Ballycastle/ Bushmills Inn – Bed & Breakfast & One Dinner. (Self-Catering options available on request)

Day 6: Morning visit to Glenshane Country farm to see sheepdogs at work. Lunch at Friel’s Traditional Irish Bar Swatragh with local storytelling. Visit Armagh Cider Company in the afternoon with guided tour tasting and lite bites. Learn how the Troughton Family have been growing apples for generations on the land also home to a hugely successful horse breeding stud business for over 20 years.  Overnight Killeavy Castle Hotel in Newry/South Armagh area with casual dinner and farewell drinks.

Overnight Killeavy Castle – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Transfer to Dublin airport.

Horse riding options throughout the itinerary can vary and tailored to customise and compliment your clients dream “Equine Tour Experience”.