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Irish Riding Adventures is the official U.S. booking agent for Willie Leahy and the Connemara Trail and the Aille Cross Equestrian Centre in Loughrea, County Galway. We offer American riders the ease of booking and payment in the United States at the same low prices as those offered in Ireland.

Trail Riding in Connemara
Immerse yourself in what even the natives consider the most Irish part of Ireland—the ruggedly beautiful Connemara region in western County Galway. Hard by the Atlantic Ocean and ringed by the magnificent mountains known as the Twelve Bens, the Connemara offers riders spectacular vistas and exhilarating beach gallops.  Two six-day trail rides run from late April through the end of September.

Riders have their choice of choosing either a hotel or b&b package for the trail rides, with all meals and transportation during the week included. The hotels and b&bs are first-rate and offer gourmet dinners and sumptuous full Irish breakfasts. See the Connemara Trail itinerary and the Coast Trail Itinerary.

Winter Program: Foxhunting & Cross Country Riding at Aille Cross

For the veteran foxhunter, Ireland is the mecca of the sport. And amongst the Irish packs, none is more renowned than the Galway Blazers. As Field Master of the Blazers, legendary horseman Willie Leahy offers his guests an opportunity to jump Galway’s famous double stone walls on a variety of fixtures three times weekly, October through late February.

Don’t care to hunt? No problem. Enjoy trail riding in the forests and hills around the Aille Cross Equestrian Centre and cross country jumping on an international two-star event course at Dartfield, Ireland’s Horse Museum and Park. Winter riding programs are available from early October through late April.

Hotel and B&B packages are available for winter and spring riding, with all meals for the week included. See the Aille Cross Itinerary.