Burnham Riding Centre

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The magnificent Dingle Peninsula is known throughout the world for its rugged beauty, rich landscapes and glorious coastline; this is home to Burnham Riding Centre.

If you enjoy horse riding Burnham Riding Centre is an ideal base for your equestrian activities during your stay on the Dingle Peninsula.

The centre is run by Mandy and is situated a short distance from Dingle Town in what was originally Lord Ventrys private estate and set in amongst the woodlands of these historic grounds, the riding centre can boast of one of the best locations in Ireland for horse riding .

Based a short distance from Dingle Town in what was originally Lord Ventry's 1700 year old estate. The centre is set in amongst the woodlands of these historic grounds. It is directly on both the Slea Head Drive and Wild Atlantic Way routes, making it the perfect setting for horse riding in Ireland. 

Burnham riding centre has a superb range of Ponies, Horses, Irish Cobs and Hunters available to clients, they cater for all levels and discipline of rider.

With qualified and experienced instruction, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides and cheerful leaders, the centres aim is to ensure that your time with them will be memorable, enjoyable and rewarding. They undertake several exhilarating treks. Let the knowledgeable guides take you on horseback to share this magnificent peninsulas beauty and history with you.

There is a beginner’s half hour trek. Taking you onto Dingle Bay shoreline at an easy pace, this trek gets you close to wildlife and allows you to enjoy views of Dingle Town with the Brandon Mountain Range from across the bay. This Trek is ideal for families and is a great photo opportunity for the Family Album. Small children are be accompanied by the Leaders.

A one hour trek, intended for beginners & novice riders takes you through Burnham woods onto Dingle Bay before heading up onto Ballymacadoyle Hill to spectacular views of Slea Head, The Blaskets Islands, Ventry Harbour and Skellig Micheal.

For the more experienced rider, however we can go at a slower pace for those who want to enjoy it at their leisure. Following the same route as the 1 hour but heading further up into the hills at a faster pace. Views of Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Valentia Island are breathtaking from the top. Allowing for a gallop through open fields on this trek.  After a short photo stop we hack home with glorious scenery of the surrounding peninsula.

Horse Riding Holidays in Dingle

Burnham riding holidays and short breaks have been designed for the leisure and sports rider. They offer midweek and weekend breaks all year round. The selection of packages will ensure you have a great time in Dingle and the saddle. Indulge your passion for horse riding with Burnham Horse Riding Centre. 

There is the Easy Rider Package

Includes 2 nights B & B and 3 Hours of Horse Riding

Day 1  1 hr riding lesson

Day 2  2 hr Trek Dingle Bay & Ballymacadoyle Hill           

Trek Tour Package

 Includes 2 nights B & B and 5 Hours of Riding

Day 1  2 hr trek onto Dingle Bay & Ballymacadoyle Hill

Day 2  3 hour ride to Ventry Beach 

Intensive Package

 Includes 2 nights B & B  9 Hours of Riding

Day 1  2 hours riding session (morning) & 2 Hour Trek Dingle Bay & Ballymacadoyle Hill (afternoon) 

Day 2  5 Hour Trek to Ventry Beach & Mt Eagle (Pub Lunch can be arranged on request) 

The riding holiday’s prices are based on 2 people sharing and B & B accommodation is in Dingle town. 

Burnham Riding Lessons

At Burnham they are dedicated to teaching to the highest standards. The centre offer group and private riding tuition to our regular clients and visitor riders. From complete beginners, novice, intermediate and advanced riders, we have the experience and knowledge to cater for all. Children, Teen and Adult classes are available and private lessons on request. 

Burnham has a positive approach, individual interest in every client and a passion for teaching. Aspiring competition riders, casual riders or who want to learn the finer points of equitation, all are welcome. 

·         Flat Work

·         Show jumping

·         Dressage

·         Jump Cross

Children Pony Camps Tween & Teen Equestrian Camps

Burnham pony camps has earned its reputation as a fun, energetic and safe place for children and teenagers to familiarise themselves with ponies and horses, learn new skills and improve on existing ones. Our camps are run during the summer holidays and midterm breaks. We divide groups between their ages and experience allowing each child / teen to get the most of their time with us. From 5 years to 17 years are catered for and beginners to more advanced riders are welcome. 

·         Address: Burnham, Dingle, Co. Kerry

·         Telephone: Phone: + 353 (0)66 9150445;

          Mobile: + 353 (0)87 675 9613

·         E-mail: b.ridingcentre@gmail.com

·         Website: http://www.burnhamhorseridingdingle.com/

·         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burnham-Riding-Centre/111806818942016

·         Distance from Dingle Town: 2-5km

·         Nearest Town or Village: Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis


My daughter and I booked to ride here and had a wonderful experience. The young girl who took us out was lovely. The horses were well behaved. We rode on a small beach, the up the hill across from Dingle. The views were marvellous! Highly recommend this place!


Great for all levels of horse riding. Staff were lovely and the trek was brilliant. We were first time riders but nevertheless it was still up and over the hills. Beautiful scenery over the Dingle peninsula. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

I recently went on a horse riding trek at Burnham Equestrian Centre with my husband and loved it. My husband was a complete novice, but I convinced him to give it a try. The horses were beautiful and safe, even for a complete beginner. We went up a mountain where we got amazing views of Dingle town, the harbour, Ventry beach, and the Blasket Islands.Very enjoyable way to explore some of the countryside, that you would miss if you didn't do this. Will definitely do it again next time we visit. Bring your camera.


Couldn't wait to go for a horse ride in the Irish countryside and I was well rewarded going here. It was just me and a guide, shoon. We went for a brief walk it the ocean. A trot and a canter up a hill. The scenery was fabulous, the price was right and the company was good! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!! Same day accommodations as well.



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