Muckross Pony Trekking Centre is a family run business and an approved member of the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (A.I.R.E.). The Centre is situated at Killarney National Park on the N71 (Muckross/Kenmare/Skibbereen) road, just 4.5km from Killarney town. GPS Co-ordinates are : 52.0229224 -9.491916 (52°01'22.5"N 9°29'30.9"W)
We offer riders the opportunity to experience the beauty of the National Park from horseback on our 1 or 2-hour private guided trail rides. Riders will venture through the park and pine forests and experience stunning lake and mountain views. Sightings of wildlife such as herds of red deer can be expected. The 2-hour trail reaches up into the foothold of the mountains passing hunting lodges etc where the views are even more breathtakingly beautiful. Shorter or longer trail rides can also be arranged.
Walk, Trot or Canter. We take everything at YOUR pace!
At Muckross Pony Trekking Centre we provide horses and ponies for people of all ages. Whether you are just a beginner or an advanced rider we can offer you a highly enjoyable experience. Our horses and ponies are extremely quiet and well mannered. We match an appropriate horse to every rider for a memorable riding experience. Instruction is given by experienced staff with safety being a priority.
Nervous novice riders will be accompanied by guides on foot at no extra charge. If you just want a relaxing armchair ride to take in the scenery that is fine by us. If you get to feel brave, we could try a little trot.Experienced riders are accompanied by a guide on horseback who will lead the riders through many of the treks and trails in the National Park and these riders can expect to do some trotting and cantering on the flatter terrain.
No pre-booking is essential. We always have horses ready to go. Just turn up!
Helmets and boots are provided at no extra cost.