Experience

Rathlin Pony Trekking

Contact details

  • Winrob Cottage, Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, co. Antrim, BT546RT, Northern Ireland
  • 07521224331
  • leonaacurry@gmail.com

**CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2021**

 

Rathlin Pony Trekking is a small family run riding establishment located on Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island, Rathlin Island (25-40 minutes ferry journey from Ballycastle town).

Explore on Horseback

We offer trekking that is suitable for beginner riders, both children and adults, and also the more experienced riders who would like to explore further.

For younger children, we offer regular beach rides and therapeutic grooming sessions. We are autism & disability friendly.

●Millbay Wander (30 minutes)
●Ushet Lake (60 minutes)
●Lighthouse trail (2 hours)
●Beach Ride (5 minutes)
●Grooming session (30 minute)

The Horses

We currently have 4 equines living on Rathlin and they spend their summer grazing in one of our fields, but are more than happy to meet new people and go trekking!

●Kelby is a 14.1 hands brown & white traditional irish cob and she is 4 years old with a lovely quiet nature and love cuddles.
●Shadow is a 11.1 hands welsh mountain pony, and he is 14 years old. He is a cheeky-natured chap and great with children.
●Chilli Boy is a 6 year old blagdon cob, and he is a real lazy boy whose face lights up for a carrot!
●Carrick is an older man at 20 years old he has been in the family for 18 years. He is 16.3 hands high but is careful enough for both adults and children.

Find us

We are located along the shore opposite the old kelp store, only a short walk from the harbour.

Opening times

APRIL-MAY: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 12PM-3PM
JUNE-AUGUST: MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-4PM
SATURDAY-SUNDAY: 11AM-5PM

TREKS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE AND CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY TIME TO SUIT YOUR TRIP TO RATHLIN.

We are a fully-licenced (DAERA) and insured centre and we provide hats, but riders must wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

For animal welfare there are weight limitations for each equine – the maximum weight is 16 stone. Riders/guardians will have to fill in a short assessment form before mounting.

 

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