This is the perfect riding holiday for the novice or the experienced rider in the heart of the Irish nature.
Our An Sibin Riding Centre is in the rural West of Ireland, just a few miles from the little village of Mountshannon with it's unique monastic settlement on Holy Island in the Lough Derg.
We are nestled in the rolling hills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains with miles and miles of riding tracks all around us. Heather covered bog land and extensive woods invite us to discover the beautiful nature on our horses. Over and over again the rider can enjoy the fascinating views over the majestic river Shannon and the juicy green fields enclosed by miles of story telling stonewalls. There are lots of beautiful and ancient places to be discovered on horseback day after day: from the remnants of the poteen makers cottage to the estately manor houses with their fine walled gardens. The eary Killeens and the perfect example of an Oratory in Clonrush graveyard. A picnic by the gently lapping shores of the Lough Derg is an enjoyable break for rider and horse alike. The experienced rider can go for daily guided rides, always discovering a new area on little tracks, forest lanes and quiet roads. The more novice rider will be introduced to the skills of horseman ship and can take part in the basic riding tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. Of course every novice rider will also get to enjoy his/hers new equine friend on hacks through the lovely countryside.
The central feature of our riding centre is the 300-year old tastefully restored farmhouse. Our guests are staying in individually decorated ensuite rooms and can relax in the cosy ambiance of the sitting room. The hearty Irish breakfast, the tasty lunch snack and the traditional home cooked dinner are enjoyed in front of the open turf fire.