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Blackwater Stables

#5 of 14 Outdoor Activities in Kenmare Features Animals
| Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 87 620 3627
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Very enjoyable

Family running the stables very friendly. My husband and two older kids 9 & 6 went for a hour long... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mairead O
via mobile

I know that people tend to be over enthusiastic about their holidays and in this case, I have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valencia, Spain
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Our horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through the scenic Kenmare - Blackwater area on the ring of Kerry and we have Horses & ponies to suit all. At Blackwater Stables we also offer a wide variety of equine activities, from Trekking and horse riding to lessons With a choice from a pony ride up to two hours riding around the scenic Blackwater area it is an ideal area for any beginner to advanced rider. Whether you have not been in the saddle for years or never have. All gear and training will be provided with no additional cost. Blackwater stables are run to the highest safety standards, with all riders being provided with helmets at all times. All groups are accompanied by a qualified instructor(s) with years of experience and always more than happy to answer any questions you might have along the way. The horses and ponies chosen for the treks are carefully chosen for their quiet temperament and are more that qualified with most having more that three years with us.
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“hour ride” (2 reviews)
“the owner” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Blackwater Bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 87 620 3627
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family running the stables very friendly. My husband and two older kids 9 & 6 went for a hour long trek while myself and the 4mth old went down for a cuppa to the local pub/shop/post office at the blackwater tavern.

Thank Mairead O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that people tend to be over enthusiastic about their holidays and in this case, I have been misled by the opinions I have read here. I personally try to be accurate, eventhough there is always a subjective factor to every experience. We had...More

Thank adiAEst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful and friendly,what a brilliant experience. First time I've ever ridden a horse and would love to go again . Everyone made us feel welcome.

2  Thank Willl0we
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Just spent a wonderful morning in the black water stables. I was a little apprehensive as I haven't really been in a horse before but my husband and kids were very keen so I agreed. The girls in the stables (Megan and serena) were so...More

2  Thank mtmca
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went to visit Kenmare in February. Have 2 teenagers was thinking of things to do decided to visit this horse riding centre. Very helpful staff explained we had no experience before, so they were very helpful. Safety was No 01 so felt at ease. Thanks...More

2  Thank Katmulcahy
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I had a lovely time this morning on a two-hour trek with Anna, riding two sweet Cob horses named Dylan and Molly. We trekked through some pretty wooded areas doing walk, trot and canter. Everything was ready for us when we arrived...More

2  Thank caberwife
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You have to try Blackwater. Anne is a wonderful host. My sister and I who are both experienced riders took a 2 hour ride with Anne's assistant Megan. We had a great ride. The ponies were very good little troopers. We rode along a gravel...More

2  Thank pixielu3
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went horse riding a few weeks ago, as it's my first time I was very nervous but between Anne and her mom were both so nice and reassuring. My fiancé was very confident and by the end of it I was getting there. Would definitely...More

4  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Super fun and super staff, very safety conscious and with two kids under 5 going on a horse that was high on my priority list. The kids had a ball and the owner Anna was a great teacher, will definitely be back.

3  Thank CiaraW10
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Blackwater just a few days ago and had a great experience! My husband and I have varied experience levels - this was his second time riding ever, I've ridden for years. They were wonderful at choosing our horses, Molly and Dylan. We enjoyed...More

3  Thank Lindsay W
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