for happy hackers or competitive riders

Bantry is a great place to enjoy some equestrian activities.  West Cork has a strong horse-loving community and you will often spot local riders trotting on our country roads.  Why not spend a few hours pony-trekking amidst beautiful views or watch a local Cheval trot past, sometimes in fun fancy dress for charity.

Bantry Bay Pony Trekking

Located just five minutes from Bantry town Bantry Bay Pony Trekking offers pony treks and riding lessons in all disciplines for all ages and levels.

Amazing facilities include an indoor arena and two floodlit outdoor all weather arenas, guided trekking and trail rides on private paths through the forest with beautiful sea views.

W: www.bantrybayponytrekking.com
E: bantrybayponytrekking@eircom.net
T: +353 (0) 87 7765539

Coomanore South Equestrian Centre

Coomanore South Equestrian Center is a friendly family run yard in the beautiful Mealagh Valley.  Offering a bespoke livery service, to suit all needs whether you’re a happy hacker or a serious competition rider.

Facilities include; indoor school, outdoor school, cross country course, horse walker, all year turnout, working equitation course, secure tack room and gated yard, foaling box with camera and beautiful off road hacking, with access to a lake if you fancy taking your horse for a swim.

Clinics run throughout the year focusing on in hand work, liberty and trick training, connection training, classical dressage and pole work with guest coaches from the UK and Spain.  Indoor school and cross country are also available for private hire to visitors.

W: Coomanore South Equestrian Centre
T: +353 (0) 27 29 115

West Cork Chevals

West Cork Chevals bring together horse riders and trap drivers to undertake measured road journeys through the most scenic routes in the Bantry area and wider West Cork region, raising money for local charities and schools.  

Stopping off for refreshments at various points along the route, children can mix and take photographs with the horses in the company of family and friends while safe oversight is maintained by dedicated ride and road stewards.

Visit the West Cork Chevals for event timetables.

Plenty of Things to Do in Bantry

Walk/Hike Routes

Choose from leisurely trails or adventurous hikes in Bantry and surrounding area.

Water Activities

Whether you enjoy a boat tour, sailing, rowing, kayaking or fishing, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Bantry Bay.

Festivals & Events

A fantastic calendar throughout the year of festivals and events for everyone to enjoy.

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