3 Day Beginner Beach Riding Experience

Enjoy 3 half days of riding including riding on an Irish Beach

3 Day Beginner Beach Riding Experience

At a Glance

3 Day Beginner Beach Riding Experience

Description:
Some people dream of learning to ride a horse and some people dream of riding a horse across an Irish beach! Allow us to help you make both these dreams happen with our 3 day beginner package which includes 2 half days of training at our stables and a half day spent riding across the golden sands of Balintoy Beach.

Duration: 3 nights, 4 days

Includes:
3x nights B&B Accommodation, 2 half days of lessons and trail riding, 1x beach, 1x picnic lunch, 2 half days of riding training,Transport to and from riding locations, Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival, Knowledgeable Instructors and Trekking Guides, Spectacular Trail Riding, Transport to and from your riding locations, 5* Coastal Riding, The Best Views in Ireland!

Cost: From £1023

At a Glance: 3 Day Beginner Ride and Sightseeing
Description: Some people dream of learning to ride a horse and some people dream of riding a horse across an Irish beach! Allow us to help you make both these dreams happen with our 3 day beginner package which includes 2 half days of training at our stables and a half day spent riding across the golden sands of Balintoy Beach.
Duration: 3 Nights, 4 Days
Includes: 3x nights B&B Accommodation, 2 half days of lessons and trail riding, 1x beach, 1x picnic lunch,
Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival, Knowledgeable Instructors and Trekking Guides, Transport to and from your riding locations, Spectacular Trail Riding
5* Coastal Riding, The Best Views in Ireland!
Cost: From £1023

Ride Details

This package really makes dreams come true. Imagine learning to ride a horse with top quality instructors, developing your riding skills on controlled trails while taking in stunning views of the North Antrim hills. You will build up your skills over the course of the first few days to get yourself ready for the most epic of adventures across Ballintoy Beach and coastal paths. Not only does the first 2 days help make riders comfortable on horseback but it also teaches you the skills required to really get the most out of the beach experience.

Day one is arrival day where you will get a chance to settle into your coastal accommodation. On day two, you will be acquainted with the McKinley family and members of the Bespoke Equestrian Ireland team before meeting your horse and beginning your riding adventure. Spend the rest of the morning in the arenas and out on the trails to perfect the basics. Day three begins with more lessons and progression onto the next stage of riding. Ride further into the North Antrim hills as your confidence and ability grows and enjoy a high quality afternoon tea lunch experience in our mountain side cabin. The big finale happens on day 4 where we will meet you at the beach riding location with your trusty steed. Enjoy the freedom, fun and buzz of riding across one of our most beautiful beaches as you put your new found skills to the test. This really will be unforgettable and you will have the epic pictures and videos to prove it.

It makes for an ideal way to experience the iconic Causeway Coast and offers a taste of everything that makes Ireland’s north coast world famous: white sand beaches, rugged coastlines, verdant countryside, enchanting forests, mountainous trails, tours to our main attractions and quality Irish hospitality!

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1

Céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes)

Welcome to Ireland!
You can arrive in either Belfast or Dublin. Upon request, we can arrange for our driver to collect you from either location and whisk you off on the beginning of your Irish adventure. You will journey
northwards and, if it tickles your fancy, you can opt to travel along the renowned Causeway Coastal Route, lauded as one of the top 5 road journeys in the world. This beautiful drive will give you a taste of the rugged coastlines and sweeping sea views that you will experience over the course of your holiday.

The coastal route is dotted with historic castles and a changing canvas of natural landscapes–incredible fishing villages, quiet beaches, rolling green hills with lush hedges, mountain streams and rugged coastlines with majestic cliffs—all overlooking the magnificent sea.

Once you arrive at your coastal accomodation, get settled in, enjoy some food and drink in a local establishment and get a good nights rest to be ready for what the coming days has in store.

We cant wait to meet you!

Overnight: North Antrim Coast

 

Our driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to our stables.

Whether you have a little horse riding experience or no horse riding experience at all, on arrival at our stables, after being greeted and some hospitality, your riding instructor will introduce you to a tried and tested schoolmaster that will be your horse for the next 3 days. Under the guidance of  your personal instructor, you will start of with basic instruction in the arenas and when ready, will head out on to the riding trails to put your new found skills into practice. Under expert instruction you will soon see a remarkable increase in your skill levels that will improve with time in the saddle riding on a variety of terrain. Not only will you be learning how to ride, the scenery in stunning and with views over 5 counties, you will not forget this day in a hurry.

Your first day will finish at lunchtime with a great sense of accomplishment. Congratulations! You have just successfully completed your first day of riding where you have got comfortable on your trusted steed and mastered the basics. At this stage you have your own time or we can help to organise touring, activities or sightseeing upon request.

Overnight: County Antrim Coast

You will be picked up and taken to our stables for another morning of expert tuition, building you up to the challenge of riding on Whitepark Bay beach tomorrow. The lessons will help us progress onto the next stage of riding. Ride further into the North Antrim hills as your confidence and ability grows and enjoy a high quality afternoon tea lunch experience in our mountain side cabin, with panoramic views for 60 miles around. Use the last part of time in the arena to put the finishing touches to your preparation as beach ride day comes closer.

After today, you will have become much more confident in the saddle and started to pick up the pace. You will begin to realise that our trusted, easy going horses will look after you hence giving you the confidence to develop your skills further. This afternoon is your own, again we can help you organise plans. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to get a good rest to be ready for the big day tomorrow!

Overnight: County Antrim Coast

It’s Beach Day! Today’s ride begins at WhitePark Bay, located near the picturesque village of Ballintoy. With sand so pure it shines for miles, it’s the perfect backdrop for a morning out on the beach! If you’re lucky the famous “Sunbathing Cattle” will be on the beach basking in the sun’s warmth. Historically, Ballintoy beach was mainly associated with salmon fishing. Like most places along the northcoast, the views from here are spectacular and offer some amazing photo opportunities.

Here you will be supported by our guides who will look after you and help you to put what you have learned into practice. Enjoy the unbelievable feeling of accomplishment, the feeling of the wind in your hair, the noise of the waves and the smell of the sea air as you make your way across the golden sands. Make sure to get the perfect photos and videos of your time with the help from your instructor so that these memories will always be clear in your mind!

Onward Journey: If you would like an additional night of accommodation tonight then this can be arranged upon request or we can help you with your onward journey

What’s Included?

Locations where we ride:

Sheans Horse farm stables North Antrim hills
Trail riding lessons Arena lessons
Old Balintoy Road Whitepark Bay beach

What’s included in the trip:

3 nights of B&B accommodation 1x beach
1x quality picnic lunch 2 half days of riding training
Tea and Fresh Baked Scones on Arrival Quality riding instruction
Transport to and from your riding locations Horse transport
5* Coastal Riding World class views

2023 Rates and Dates 

Every Sunday year round (Riding begins on Monday):
£1023
Flexible starting date of your choice
:
£1323pps 

*The above rates are based on a minimum of 4 riders (Can all be from your booking or a combination of other bookings)
Check out our T&Cs for more details.

If there are less than 4 persons booked on the ride, the price you pay will be:

Every Monday year round:
2/3 persons – £1207pps
Flexible starting date of your choice:
2/3 persons – £1407pps

Single riders
Single riders are welcome to ride individually, or can also avail of the above rates as long as they join one of our existing bookings.
Contact us to discuss price and availability.

 If an additional person joins the ride for the full 3 days, we are happy to give a refund where applicable in event of someone having overpaid.

 ​*Prices are based on two people sharing a room. A Single Room Supplement of £50 per night applies for those who require a single room.

Optional Add-ons

1. We can arrange for you to be picked up at any airport or from anywhere in Ireland and transport you after your riding tour, to wherever you require.
2. Hire of photographer for a day/half day
3. Upgrade to Hotel accommodation can be arranged.
4. Extra night of accomodation at the end of the trip
5. Itinerary planning for non-riding partners such as for Golf, fishing, sightseeing, genealogy. Check out our Out of Tack page and our itinerary planning website at www.premierexperiencesni.com