Horse Riding on The Wild Atlantic Way
If you are looking for a holiday of a lifetime then join us at Arnolds and experience the magic of North Donegal from the Saddle!
Experience the wilderness and tranquility of this rugged landscape as you canter along the golden sands of Killahoey Beach and Tramore Beach, lapped by the clear blue waters of the Atlantic and climb high into the mountains where you will experience breathtaking views of the Errigal to Muckish Mountain ranges, the Ards Peninsula and the offshore islands of Tory and Inishboffin.
A variety of horse riding packages are available to choose from here at Arnolds as well as daily treks with the Dunfanaghy Stable's Equestrian Team which can be added onto any accommodation package you book through the hotel. The horse riding season begins at Easter and operates until the end of October each year. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be delighted to compile a bespoke package to suit your requirements.
Here is an example of the Seven Day Trail available to book at Arnolds Hotel.
The Seven Day Trail Riding Holiday explores miles of beautiful coastline taking in secluded sandy beaches, idyllic coves and the most stunning sea views. You will climb high into the Muckish and Errigal Mountain ranges and meander through moors, forests and bogland. Each day you will take a differrent trail and select secluded viewing points from which to enjoy your packed lunch prepared by our Chef. The Trail will also go to parts of Donegal where not many others travel. For example on The Famine Trail where you will traverse over old tracks built one hundred and sixty years ago during the Irish Famine which only horses can use. Each day you will experience stunning landscapes and refreshing sea breezes that will leave you feeling invigorated and completely refreshed. Each evening after a day in the saddle you will be treated to a delicious dinner in Arnolds Restaurant overlooking Sheephaven Bay where you can sample the freshest local produce from the land and sea, before relaxing by the open fire.
ABOUT DUNFANAGHY STABLES
Dunfanaghy Stables is located on the grounds of Arnolds Hotel and has been in operation for over 30 years. It is now managed by John and Helen McDaid along with their daughter Niamh. John is a third generation Master Farrier from Movie, County Donegal and Helen,who is originally from County Wicklow, 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.