Beach horse riding to Dernish Island. Sligo. Guided.

4 hours
Calling experience riders! Catch the magic on this rare riding experience, which is tide dependent and experience the joy of riding across beautiful Strand Island beach. Available 5th June 4th July & 14th December only. Min: 1 Max: 10 people.

This is an experienced rider’s dream. Travel from the stable to Strand Island and discover the unspoilt and expansive beaches on horseback! Feel the thrill of crossing an Atlantic channel to O’Connor’s or Dernish Island. This ride includes some very fast riding and is not for the faint hearted, you need to be experienced, saddle fast and have stamina for this adventure. Your horse can enjoy the salty island grass while you relax, have a snack and explore the sites of ancient farm life on the island. A group of young horses and our dry stock cattle herd roam the islands.

Seals and migratory birds can often be spotted in the estuary. Riders should bring picnic lunches with them to eat on the island at the old O’Connor homestead. In the interest of client safety and comfort only very fit and very experienced riders should take part in this ride.


Horse. Guide. Helmet and chaps.


Food and drinks. A picnic lunch is available as an additional extra.

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