Summer Opening Hours

During the summer months of July and August, we aim to open 7 days a week. It may not always be possible every week, our days must be arranged around our little boy, and the odd competition that we might try and attend.

Camps will run during the week Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 1pm, Thursday and Friday 2pm to 5pm. Trekking slots will be allocated outside these times to minimise pressure and horse being over worked.

Saturdays and Sundays are allocated for long distance trekking, such as our full day or half day. Of course we will always try and accommodate our clients, if these days do not suit, and of course families are welcome on the weekend too. We are open Mondays too for whatever you desire.

Please book in advance, at least 1 week for standard 1 hour trek and at least 2 weeks for full day and half day treks. We require non refundable deposits for large group sizes and long treks. If you need to cancel please give us plenty notice, it’s best practise. If you have booked and put a deposit down on a long distance trek and cancel 48 hours before hand you will be required to pay the full fee.

We will be closing the last 2 weeks of August for some family time and rest and a summer break for the horses and ponies. Closed Saturday 20th to Saturday 3rd September. Lessons will resume Monday 5th September.

Please look at our social media’s for any availability during the summer

Beara Bridleway

The Beara Bridle Way, a track along which horse riders have right of way, is Ireland’s first ever horse trail. A booking with Lios Lara will kit you out for this horseback trail which hug mountain flanks overlooking 23 kilometres of rugged scenery, stunning seascapes and dazzling views of Beara’s sister peninsulas and South Kerry.

For those considering riding the Bridle Way, Lios Lara offers a range of options. Long and short treks are available, as well as half and full days riding on the Beara Bridle Way

Full day treks

This consists of approx 5 hours riding, doing the full route of the Beara Bridle Path. Starting at the stables, riding over the hill to Allihies, stop off point for lunch here. Heading over the copper mines road into Urhan and finally riding back over the hill to the stables. A very challenging route, both for horses and riders, this is geared towards the experienced rider. Steep inclines enroute. Min of 2 people and max of 3, depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.

Price: €150 per person. Single supplement applies where only 1 person wants to ride the full day, price for single person is €175

 

Half day treks

This trek can range from 2 hours to 3 hours depending on the speed riding based on riders experience. A smaller route with just as much fabulous scenery and landscape as the full day. Ideal for novice riders, ideally able to walk and trot, great for riders getting good back into riding or for the  experienced rider. Great for groups of holiday makers. Min of 2 people and max of 5 people, depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.

Price: €75 per person, for groups bigger than 5 please call for a discounted price.

Single supplement applies for 1 person price is €100

Family treks

Approximately 1.5 hours long, an enjoyable trek at a pleasurable pace. Ideal for a family wanting to spend a few hours together at an affordable price. Open for experienced and beginner riders , option for experienced rider to have a short canter while beginners stop and take in the view. 2 adults and 2 to 3 children , depending on riders weights and heights. Please remember max weight our horses can carry is 15stone.

Price: €120 for family of 4 €150 for family of 5.

Livery

We offer over night livery for those wanting to bring their own horse on holiday. 5 star service, spacious 12×12 stables fully matted, automatic drinkers and use of our facilities. Bedding and hay included, we will do the mucking out for you so you can relax!

Price: €25 per horse per night.

Hire a guide

For those that bring their own horse, we can also supply a guide to take you over the paths if you are unsure of where to go. If you choose to ride out with one of our guides you will not be disappointed, all born and bred in Beara and bursting with knowledge of the area.

Price: please contact Annie for price

Booking

Full day treks generally tale place from June to October, this is when the horses are best fit for this kind of work work and the paths are more rideable. Half day trek go all year round but must booked well in advance. To book, please email Annie at aonctb@yahoo.co.uk with all your relevant information, if you could fill out one of our rider assessment forms and send it with your inquiry alot of the information we require will be on this. This will speed up the process on our side. Once you have confirmed a booking with Annie, you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of €50 euro per booking, and 100€ deposit of 4 or more or if more than on trek is booked. This is to secure your place. If you cancel you will loose your deposit, cancelling 48hours before the trek results in full payment. Please note full day and half day bridle path treks can only take place on weekends, Saturday and Sunday

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Above is the link for for rider assessment form, these must be filled out for all bookings, this will be recorded as part of covid contract tracing as well as retaining specific information for the ride. Your details will be held on file in private.

*please remember while we still will be in a pandemic it is vital that all visitors should follow the rules of the yard. Hats and body protectors are supplied by our school but not footwear, please arrive with appropriate footwear such as wellies or boots with a small heel to ensure safety. The inside of the barn is off limits to visitors, please wait in the car park for assistance. No access to other parts of the yard. Please arrive 5 minutes or on time for your booked appointment. Our toilet is available if necessary but please sanitize before and after you enter. Payment can be accepted through card or revolut, if paying with cash please have the correct amount in an envelope.

Thank you

For any more queries please call us.

Booking

If you would like to make a provisional booking please fill in the form below and we will get back to you. If possible let us know what you are looking for in the text box, lessons, trek etc, Thanks.

    Trekking

    Experiencing the beautiful landscape and terrain of Beara is amazing on horseback. Its peace, tranquility, beauty and serenity makes Tir na Hilan a perfect spot for a leisurely hack; choose quiet country laneways or more upbeat treks and canters up the bog or the forestry lane.

    Riders with different levels of experience will be accompanied by at least two guides. This means the group can split up for some of the hack, allowing the experienced riders to go for a canter with one guide whilst the second guide stays with the less experienced party.

    We ensure everyone feels comfortable with the pace of the ride. If necessary, small children or beginner riders can be taken on a lead rein. For the nervous or first timers, we take your safety seriously and will organise helpers and staff to personally lead you for the hour.

    All riding activities take place outdoors. All rides are guided. We supply riding hats, hat liners and boots. Riders should wear sensible outdoor clothing and comfortable trousers.

    Our treks are mainly 1 hour duration but we can accommodate those who want a longer 2 hour treks. €25. per person per hour,  with a discount on groups of 5+. single supplement fee applies for singe riders

    Looking for a more challenging experience? We offer both half day treks and full day treks over Ireland’s first ever Bridle Path. Please contact us at Lios Lara for further information.