2021 Riding Vacations In Connemara, Ireland

Here is our current list of trailriding vacations in Connemara, Ireland – 2021

Winner of Best Travel Experience Worldwide – Equestrian Living Magazine

Our season runs from March to Mid-October

3 Day Ride Wine & Dine Midweek Trips at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort – Various Dates in April 2021.

(Minimum group sizes apply)

3 Day Ride Wine & Dine Weekend Trips at Curra Farm Hotel & Resort – Various Dates – April 2021

(Minimum group sizes apply)

 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – Saturday May 1st   – Friday May 7th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 8th –May 14th

Adult Pony Camp – May 15th – May 21st

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 22nd – May 28th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – May 29th – June 4th – only a few places left

The Smart Equestrian 7 Day Adventure – June 5th  – June 11th – SOLD OUT

The Smart Equestrian 7 Day Adventure – June 12th  – June 18th – SOLD OUT 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – 7 day Trailriding Vacation June 19th  – June 25th –  SOLD OUT

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – June 26th – July 2nd – only a few places left

Women Only 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 3rd  – July 9th – SOLD OUT

7 Day Trailriding Vacation –  July 10th – July 16th – only a few places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 17th – July 23rd

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 24th – July 30th – 

Women Only 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – July 31st – August 6th – only a few places left

Connemara Pony Festival – 7 Day Trailriding Vacation –  August 7th – August 13th – only a few places left

Dublin Horse Show Trailriding Vacation– August 14th – August 20th

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – August 21st – August 27th – SOLD OUT

Julie Goodnight 7 Day Retreat & Clinic – August 28th – September 3rd

Women Only 7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 4th- September 10th 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 11th- September 17th 

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 18th – September 24th – only a few places left

7 Day Trailriding Vacation – September 25th – October 1st 

*Other dates and shorter vacations available on request. Minimum group size is 4 for out of season bookings (March, April, May, September)

Rusty riders & improvers welcome. All we ask is that you take at least 4 English Style lessons with your trainer within 2 months of your arrival to us.

Love horses but don’t want to ride?

  • Ask about our Equine assisted wellness retreats – no riding involved but plenty of horseplay!

Your partner with no interest in horses?We get this all the time! Just let us know what your partner likes and we will plan an itinerary around his/her interests and we will work out a non-rider rate!

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Not too hot and not too cold – you'll find Ireland's climate just right!

In Ireland, everyone talks about the weather. Whether it's discussing the direction of the rain from a supermarket doorway, or musing that it's 75°F in March from a bar counter. Irish weather can be unpredictable, so we like to discuss it. A lot! Ireland's climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries at similar latitude would have. The average temperature is a mild 50°F. A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too. Hills and mountains, mainly around the coast of Connemara, shelter the rest of the island from strong winds coming off the ocean. So while the weather can be changeable – it's rarely extreme.

The seasons: spring and summer

In spring (February to April), the average highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F, with April considered particularly pleasant. In summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F. The warmest months, July and August, get about 18 hours of daylight and it gets dark only after 11pm. Hence the well-worn phrase in Ireland; "sure there's a grand stretch in the evenings".

The seasons: autumn and winter

In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F. September is considered a mild, temperate month. Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February. The temperature drops below freezing intermittently, and apart from a few freak cold snaps, snow is scarce.

When to visit Ireland

There's no such thing as a perfect time to visit Ireland. The summer months are considered high season for visitors. They come for the long sunny evenings, parks in full bloom and eating al fresco in cafés. And of course in summer, there are festivals around every corner. Autumn and spring are mid-seasons for travelers. You'll enjoy kicking bronze-burnished leaves about in autumn, while spring sees nature kick into gear and flowers blossom. As for winter, a walk through a national park on a clear, crisp winter's day can mean seeing nature at its most impressive.
A little video explaining Ireland's Weather