An Sibin Riding Centre
Come horseback riding on Celtic trails through historic Co. Galway, Co.Clare and the unique Burren National Park. Get a touch of the true Irish spirit on an Irish horse-riding holiday.
Your dream of an Equestrian holiday in Ireland could be trail riding through the beautiful nature, or experiencing the thrill of fox hunting.
Here in the rural West of Ireland, we are nestled in the rolling hills of the Slieve Aughty Mountains, gazing through the purple-blue haze down to the majestic River Shannon.
The forest lanes and little roads are so quiet and peaceful, it is as if time is passing slower here. There is no noise here just the sounds of nature.
With our horses and us, you can stay for a residential riding holiday, or discover the treasure of Ireland's history and beautiful nature on our Galway Clare Burren Trail ride.
This is the perfect riding holiday for the novice or the experienced Irish horse and equestrian holiday 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 its 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 stately manor houses with their fine walled gardens.
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 horsemanship 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 ambience 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.
The tastefully restored 300-year-old farmhouse is the heart of the riding centre. The ambience of old times gone by is carefully maintained and yet all modern facilities for the riding guests are provided.
Our guests can relax in individually decorated ensuite rooms.
In our comfortable dining room our guests enjoy the hearty Irish Breakfast and traditional farmhouse cooking, sitting by the open turf fire.
It was always said, that this place called "The Mountain" is like an inspiration to all who stand on its threshold and recapture the simplicity and peace of this idyllic setting.