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Meeting: Dunfanaghy
Airport:   Donegal (CFN), Derry       Train station:   Dunfanaghy
Transfer: Transfers can be arranged by taxi from multiple cities (to be paid locally).   

Pick-up/ drop-off for this trip can be arranged by taxi from multiple cities. This is paid locally to the driver and must be booked in advance.
Donegal airport is 45 minutes from the center. There are also good bus connections from Belfast (2 hrs) or Dublin (4 hrs)

Tack: English
Horses: Irish Sportshorse, Connemara
Pace: Moderate with walk, trot, canter and some beach gallops. 2-5 hours per day. 5 riding days
| Walk | Trot | Canter | Gallop |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2.5 to 3 out of 5)    Low Intermediate+
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 10 riders

Riding Experience
To enjoy the trail it is recommended that you can canter with comfort.

We have a varied selection of horses to suit people with all levels of horse-riding ability, from little Shetland ponies for the tiny tots to Connemara ponies, quiet cobs, Irish hunters, all of which are sure footed when crossing the mountain paths and willing on the beaches.

The stables located on the grounds the Hotel and has been in operation for over 30 years. It is now managed by John and Helen along with their daughter Niamh. John is a third generation Master Farrier and Helen is an approved instructor with the British Horse Society and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments. Helen also has a qualification in stud management from the Irish National Stud management where she studied in her early years of training.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all except:(a) 1. persons born in the UK travelling direct from the UK (applicable to British passport holders only).Note: Wh. more
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Donegal North Explorer Ride
Tour Code: IT-IRDON1
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,110.00
Dates : May to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
C 2021 05/01 - 05/08 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (low) 4 /10 Expired
C 2021 05/08 - 05/15 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (low) 4 /10 Expired
B 2021 05/22 - 05/29 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (mid) 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 07/03 - 07/10 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (high) 4 /10 Sold Out
A 2021 07/17 - 07/24 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (high) 4 /10 Sold Out
A 2021 08/14 - 08/21 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (high) 4 /10 Reserve
A 2021 08/27 - 09/03 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (high) 4 /10 Reserve
B 2021 09/03 - 09/10 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (mid) 4 /10 Sold Out
B 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n 8 day Ride (mid) 4 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Irish Sportshorse, Connemara
Pace: Moderate with walk, trot, canter and s...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Donegal (CFN), Derry
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