The magical charm of the area makes it an ideal destination for horse riding. The scenery is superb and the wide open spaces and excellent horses mean there are plenty of enjoyable treks to be had whatever the weather.
Situated at the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains in County Down, there are plenty of excellent opportunities to ride through the beautiful countryside. These twelve shapely summits, which rise 2000 ft on the eastern side, dominate the landscape and offer a breathtaking backdrop for many of your rides.
The various riding facilities in the borough will take you to the foot of the mountains, past ancient ruins, through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much more. Contact one of the centres below for information on the services that they offer.
Kidd's All Weather Gallop
Ballinaskeagh Road, Banbridge, Co. Down
T: 028 4065 1668
5 Lime Kiln Road, Glenavy, Moira
T: 028 9262 1139
Mossvale Equestrian Centre
18 Church Road, Dromara, Dromore, Co. Down BT25 2NS
T: 028 9753 2279
Mount Pleasant Pony Trekking and Horse Riding School
Bannonstown Road, Castlewellan, Co. Down BT31 9BG
T: 028 4377 8651
Mountview Equestrian Centre
36 Ballynahinch Road, Dromara, Dromore, Co. Down BT25 1DT
T: 028 926 9228
Mourne Trail Riding Centre
96 Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down
T: 028 4372 4351
For information on Horse Riding Treks and Trails please visit: Horse Riding NI