Articles Tagged 'Ireland'

Beach Riding in Connemara

Darley's Travel Blog — October 4, 2010
The beach riding day on the Connemara Trail is not always this fast, Willie said as we galloped full speed ahead on the beautiful beaches in Connmeara, Ireland’s Wild West. I was riding with a lively group from Switzerland who’d been riding with legendary horseman Willie Leahy every year for… Read more »

Mount Juliet Irish Sport Horses, Ireland

Darley's Travel Blog — September 9, 2010
Riding the stately grounds of Mount Juliet Estate in Ireland, I could imagine myself in a period film. I was on a civilized ride, meandering along the sixteen miles of bridle paths on the estate grounds. My guide Eleanor suggested that we ride our horses into the river for a… Read more »

Ireland- Omey Island Travel Postcard

Darley's Travel Blog — June 21, 2010
If there were ever a ghost tour on horseback, it would have to be on Omey Island. Riding on this remote island off of the coast of Connemara, I felt a mixture of spine tingling chills and the spiritual calm of this revered place. Siobhan Cazabon of Cleggan Riding Centre… Read more »

Ireland- Mount Juliet Jumps and Gallops

Equestrian Travel Articles — May 10, 2010
by Darley Newman As I galloped up through the lush, green fifty-acre field on Chad, a strong Irish Sport horse, I felt a little wild and completely free. Eleanor, our guide, had told me to let Chad go a bit, as he had the biggest stride of our horses and… Read more »

Ireland- Mount Juliet Cross Country

Darley's Travel Blog — May 6, 2010
I was back at Mount Juliet Estate today, a beautiful old Irish estate in Thomastown, Ireland. Up until the 1980’s, not too long ago, Mount Juliet was a private residence, complete with a staff of around 100. Last time I rode here was when we filmed Equitrekking Irish Countryside, in Equitrekking’s second season.… Read more »

Ireland- Ring of Kerry Mountains and lakes

Darley's Travel Blog — May 3, 2010
I’m back on the Ring of Kerry equestrian vacation ride, which we filmed for Equitrekking’s Irish Countryside episode. Today we’re riding by the mountains and lakes, high above the main road. Stephanie, our riding guide, is taking Julie and I through this beautiful area of Ireland on strong Irish horses. I’m on Aladdin, who… Read more »

Ireland- Ring of Kerry Beach Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — May 3, 2010
Julie and I cantered and galloped along some of the widest beaches I've ever seen. We're on the Ring of Kerry Ride in Ireland, and it's beach day. I rode an Irish Cob named Aladdin. Aladdin is the horse that our guide Aoife rode in Equitrekking's Irish Countryside episode. He… Read more »

Ireland- Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

Darley's Travel Blog — May 1, 2010
Bertie and Nicola, our hosts in County Clare for the Galway & Clare Riding Adventures, took us to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular natural wonder on Ireland’s coast. If you ride on the progressive or post to post Galway Clare Riding Adventure, you can take on a six day… Read more »

Ireland- Galway & Clare Riding Adventures

Darley's Travel Blog — April 30, 2010
Julie and I arrived for the Galway County Clare Riding Adventure at An Sibin in time to get in a brisk walk. This is my second visit to An Sibin and I was excited to see that the neighbors still have their collection of gnomes and other decorative artifacts just… Read more »

Ireland- First Day Driving from Shannon

Darley's Travel Blog — April 29, 2010
Julie Snyder, Equitrekking Travel's Preferred Provider of Travel Services, and I are exploring Ireland, riding horses all over the country. It's a good way for Julie to get to know each equestrian vacation that we feature on Equitreking Travel better, so she can match riders more accurately and both of… Read more »