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Connemara Trail

Connemara Trail
Connemara/Galway Ireland

In the very heart of a distinctive countryside, where the dark mountains meet the blue sea and green and verdant land surrounds pretty lakes, you will find one of Ireland's most unusual regions: the Connemara! 

The Connemara is a wild and barren region west of the city of Galway. It is a stunning patchwork of bogs, lonely valleys, pale grey mountains and small lakes that shimmer when the sun shines. It is a land both wild and tame, a vast region where you will meet a very special man, Willie Leahy, who will be your guide during the week of trekking through the Gaelic West. This lovely Irish ride will introduce the enthusiastic horseback rider and traveler to the Gaelic cultural richness of the Connemara countryside! Ride past small thatched cottages and villages built around stately manors or castle ruins. Journey through the wild bog lands and rocky mountainside of the region, an area renowned for its fantastic landscapes that change with every passing cloud or ray of sunlight. Rivers, lakes, mountains and the coastal sea provide an unspoiled and beautiful contrast to the russet bog lands. For novice and experienced riders alike, Willie provides a suitable horse for everyone and leads you on to a most fulfilling discovery of the Connemara Trail and its Irish delights!

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Family Vacation
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Galway Hotel
Airport: Shannon
Transfer: Galway Hotel at 10:00am.
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 15 riders

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    Connemara Trail
    Tour Code: IT-IRRT02
    7 days / 6 nights ~$2,075.00
    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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    Tack: English and Western
    Horses: Irish Hunter, Connemara, Showjumpers
    Pace: Moderate with trots and canters - 4-6 ...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Shannon
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