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Private Guided Beach Horse Ride to Omey Strand

£157 pp


2.5 hours

Private tour of 1-6

Private Guided Beach Horse Ride to Omey Strand

What You'll Do

Spend an unforgettable couple of hours exploring the magical Wild Atlantic Way on horseback, as your private guide shows you the very best routes along the pristine beaches and beautiful hillsides.

Meet your guide at the Connemara riding centre, then begin exploring the incredible Omey island and beach in Connemara on horseback.

Your guide will introduce you to the thrill of beach horse riding along the Wild Atlantic Way on this popular 2.5 hour equestrian escape. This private experience starts at our renowned stables, and depending on your level of experience you can canter or gallop across the white strand.

Novices are kept safely in walk and trot as you explore a route that takes you on a ride that is punctuated by dramatic land and seascapes, historical sites, wild, rugged landscapes and islands flung out to sea.

Your host’s riding stables are Connemara’s premier beach trekking centre, and this trek is suitable for beginner to advanced riders. There will be a short assessment before leaving with up to 2 guides depending on the number in the group and the level of experience.

Our recommended  stop would be at Oliver’s – Cleggan village’s famous Seafood Bar overlooking the harbour (refreshments at own expense).


Get off the beaten track and explore the wild landscape of Omey Island from horseback

Discover the best routes and trails with your local guide

Suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced with expert tutelage from your host

Your Local Host:

Colin and Cathy

Moving to Ireland in 2009, we left the frenetic buzz of big city life behind us, hoping to create a different lifestyle in the countryside. Colin, who is an Irishman, already had the love of the west of Ireland imprinted in his heart, having spent all his childhood summers fishing the many rivers and loughs for its famous wild salmon and trout.

In search of our ‘place’ in this crazy world, we chose the wilds of Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way to settle and see if it would measure up to our high expectations…and boy does it deliver on that, and much, much more!

Location Information

The tour sets off from the riding centre at Connemara, in County Galway. You’ll explore the incredible Omey Island, accessible across a stunning walkway, backed by majestic green mountains and the fresh, clear Atlantic Ocean.

Exact meeting points and directions will be specified on your booking voucher.

  • Private guide
  • Horse
  • Helmet
  • Riding boots


1. Your experience level: experienced, intermediate or beginner

2. Your weight, stating kgs or lbs

3. Your height, stating cms or ft & inches

***Please note: The maximum weight limit for this horse riding activity per person is 91 kilograms / 14 stone / 200 pounds. If you are above this weight, please advise urgently and we can provide an alternative beach horse-drawn carriage experience at an additional cost.

It is advisable to bring appropriate warm, rain and windproof gear as the weather is very changeable. Sunglasses, water/refreshments, camera and sun block.