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1 Day Game of Thrones Taster Experience

1 Day Game of Thrones Taster Experience

At a Glance

1 Day Game of Thrones Taster Experience

Description: Our coast line is filled with iconic settings from the show and our Game of Thrones horse riding taster adventure offers a truly authentic and unique way to experience our Game of Thrones territory and take in the stunning Causeway Coast.

Duration: 6-7 Hours

Includes: Filming locations audio-visual presentation with tea and scones on arrival
Assessment ride
Themed costumes
Lunch
Riding at the Isle of Pyke, Renly’s camp and the Kings road filming locations
Beach riding
Riding through Irish farmland
Incredible photo opportunities

Cost: From £285

At a Glance: 1 Day Game of Thrones Taster Experience
Description: Our coast line is filled with iconic settings from the show and our Game of Thrones horse riding taster adventure offers a truly authentic and unique way to experience our Game of Thrones territory and take in the stunning Causeway Coast.
Duration: 6-7 Hours
Includes: Filming locations audio-visual presentation with tea and scones on arrival
Assessment ride
Themed costumes
Lunch
Riding at the Isle of Pyke, Renly’s camp and the Kings road filming locations
Beach riding
Riding through Irish farmland
Incredible photo opportunities
Cost: From £285

Ride Details:

HBO have used Northern Ireland as their main filming location for the TV hit series, Game of Thrones. Our coast line is filled with iconic settings from the show and our Game of Thrones horse riding adventure overs a truly authentic and unique way to experience our Game of Thrones territory and take in the stunning Causeway Coast. The photo opportunities are immense and for fans of the show, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

This 1-day experience is a taster and will give you an opportunity to get dressed up and ride at the Dark Hedges which was used as the Kings Road. Walk, trot and canter through the farmlands and the stunning beach that surrounds Ballintoy while also riding in the footsteps of Arya Stark and Theon Greyjoy at Ballintoy harbour which was used as the filming location for the Isle of Pyke. Finish off your day as you navigate your way along the coastline to Larrybane and the very spot where Brienne beats Ser Loras and is given a place in Renly’s Kingsguard.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Your day will begin at our centre where you will be welcomed by Danny McKinley and members of the BEI team. Before heading to the stables to meet our horses, we will welcome you into our loft café for tea, coffee and homemade scones before one of our Game of Thrones experts will present an audio-visual presentation showcasing the different filming locations you will be visiting alongside the scenes which were filmed at each place.

We’ll head to the barn for a stable tour and to meet the team of horses and if you wish, you can assist with grooming and tacking. After selecting a horse and a riding assessment we’ll hit the trail, riding out into the wilderness of the North Antrim Hills and taking in the stunning, panoramic views.
Once back at the stables, we will load your horses while you are whisked away to our costumes room to adorn yourself in splendid Game of Thrones themed costumes along with swords and armour. Whether you want to play the role of a beautiful princess or a ferocious warrior is up to you. We will then transport you and your horses to our first stop; The Dark hedges, known better by fans as the Kings Road, the place where Arya Stark, dressed as a boy, escaped from King’s Landing in the company of Yoren of the Night’s Watch, Gendry, and Hot Pie. Dressed in themed costumes, we’ll tread a real Westorosi road, on horseback as Lord of the land!

After taking in your surroundings and ensuring you have the perfect picture to take back home, you can set the costumes to one side and get ready to enjoy some top-quality riding. We will transport you and your noble stead to Ballintoy. This single stop on our tour lets you view 8 different Game of Thrones’ scenes and 3 different parts of Westeros. You will walk the same footsteps as Arya Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Gendry, Salladhor Sann, Ser Davos Seaworth, Melisandre and the One True King of Westeros, Lord Stannis Baratheon.

This stop not only offers fantastic photo opportunities with scenery straight out of the show, but we also have the opportunity to enjoy some top-quality trotting and cantering through open farmland and across Whitepark bay. Whitepark bay is a beautiful stretch of pristine beach located on Co. Antrim’s North Coast near the picturesque village of Ballintoy. With a beach so pure it shines for miles (on even the cloudiest of days) it’s the perfect backdrop for a refreshing trot, canter or gallop!

We’ll take our time playing on the beach & in the ocean before cantering over the smooth sands! If we’re lucky the famous “Sunbathing Cattle” will be on the beach basking in the sun’s warmth.
You will spend your time romping and capering along the 3 mile stretch of pristine, resplendent white sand and explore the rolling sand dunes of the area below the backdrop of the rugged surrounding cliff faces which were once home to some of the earliest human settlers in Ireland. Savour the taste of the tantalising sea air, feel the blustering and energising wind on your face and the radiant rays of the Irish sunshine on your back on this invigorating ride.

They say you can’t work a hungry horse, or rider for that matter so as we head across the coastline enroute to the Isle of Pyke, we will stop off in the idyllic Red Door café, owned by the McGarrity family, who offer quality wholesome Irish food and home baking which will keep you coming back for more.

Once refreshed its time to mount up and follow in the same footsteps as Arya Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Gendry, Salladhor Sann, Ser Davos Seaworth, Melisandre and the One True King of Westeros and Lord Stannis Baratheon as you meander down the cliff road to the iconic Ballintoy harbour. Ride through this stunning harbour location which was the setting for Theon’s return to the Iron Islands as well as some of the areas around Dragonstone. It was here that Theon first met his sister Yara and was baptised in the name of the drowned god.

Our day continues through the quaint coastal village of Ballintoy towards the iconic Larrybane quarry nestled on the side of the limestone cliffs of the Causeway Coast. Larrybane hosted several key scenes, including where Brienne beats Ser Loras in Renly’s tourney (the melee at Bitterbridge) and is given a place in Renly’s Kingsguard as a reward. King Renly Baratheon also swears to Lady Stark that he will avenge Ned’s death, but meets his end at the hands of Melisandre’s shadow baby; some of the other characters featured here include Margaery, Littlefinger and Ser Davos.
Take the time to bask in the glory of Brienne as you and your noble horse look out across the Westerios to Rathlin Island and the Western Isles and highlands of Scotland.

With the stories, the characters and the scenery of the show more firmly etched in your mind, its time to say goodbye to your trusted stead and BEI guides as you move onto the next step of your holiday in Ireland.

What’s Included in the trip?

Locations where we ride:

Filming locations audio-visual presentation with tea and scones on arrival
Assessment ride
Themed costumes
Lunch
Riding at the Isle of Pyke, Renly’s camp and the Kings road filming locations
3miles of Beach riding
Riding through Irish farmland
Incredible photo opportunities

 

Irish Countryside
Sheans Equestrian Centre
Dark Hedges (Kings Road)
Ballintoy Village
Ballintoy Harbour (Isle of Pyke)
Larrybane (Renly’s Camp)

2019 Rates and Dates

This ride is available all year round. Contact us for booking.

4 Persons – £285pps

2 and 3 persons – £325pps

1 person – £390pps