Calvey's of Achill
Keel
Achill Island
Co Mayo

Ireland

Calvey's Equestrian Centre - Treks & Pony Camp Price List

2023 Services

We take riders from 5 years and upwards.

Hour Arena - on/off lead rein session.
A nice introduction to horse riding for young and old. Children will be on a lead if required. We teach you how to ride, including how to rise in trot. A lot of fun!
Child €30 Adult €40

1 Hour (Half arena, half trek)
A lesson in the arena followed by a quiet hack down the laneway taking in beautiful views of Keel Beach, Dookinella and the magnificent Minaun Cliffs. Great for families with mixed abilities
Child €50 Adults €60

2 Hour Lake and Sandybanks - Novice Riders
A trek around the village of Keel, taking in the beautiful lakeside, sandybanks and Keel beach sand dunes. Our most popular trek. Suitable for walk and trot. Our most popular trek with superb views of the beach, great for mixed abilities. This trek is walk and trot.
Child €70 Adults €80

2 Hour Lake and Sandybanks - Advanced Riders
A trek around the village of Keel, taking in the beautiful lakeside, sandybanks and Keel beach. This is dependent on tide and the ability of the whole ride permitting. You must be able to ride comfortably at all three paces; walk, trot, canter. All riders will be assessed and the Center has the right to suggest alternative treks if we feel you are not at the level of riding required.
Child €80 Adults €90

2 Hour Beach Gallop (Very experienced riders only)
Following an assessment in the sand arena, riders trek down to the sandybanks and onto Keel Strand. Beach Treks can only occur when the tide is out and is at a different time each day. Advance booking is required as these only run when tide, weather and times permit. All riders will be assessed prior and the Center has the right to suggest alternative treks if we feel you are not at the level of riding required.
12-17 years €100 Adults €120

Pony Camp (7 years and upwards)
4 days of fun filled pony activities combining stable management and riding tuition
Monday to Thursday - 9.30a.m - 1.pm - 4 days - €180 - 1 day - €60.
All children who complete Pony Camp get their own swag bag and Pony Camp Booklet.




Eligibility Requirements:

Height & Weight Limits

HEIGHTWEIGHT
UP TO 5'2 / 1.55m11 Stone / 70Kgs / 150lbs
5'3 - 5'2 / 1.6m12 Stone / 76Kgs / 170lbs
5'6 - 5'9 / 1.75m13 Stone / 83Kgs / 182lbs
5'10 - 6'5 / 1.95m14 Stone / 88Kgs / 196Lbs

Beach Ride Conditions

  • Riders must be able to demonstrate girth and stirrup adjustments
  • Riders will be asked to walk, trot and canter in sand arena and if possible demonstrate a half seat/light seat position
  • Be able to 'take a pull' on an excited horse/pony & not overtake horse in front
  • Be over 12 years of age
  • Be under 14 stone / 90kgs
  • Ride regularly and be a strong 4 or a 5 on the rider info sheet

All riders are welcome to untack and sponge down their tired and sandy mounts after the beach trek




Ready to Book?

When booking your trek, we will ask for adult heights and weights as well as details of any previous riding experience. When booking in children, please let us know their age and give us an idea of their build so that we allocate an appropriate pony/horse. You will also need to let us know if your child has any learning difficulties or special needs, so that we can plan ahead and have extra help, if required. We also have ponies that are better suited to children with special needs. We will need to make sure they are free for your session.
All treks are paid for in full at time of booking. Cancellation is 24hrs for a full refund.

What to wear?

Long trousers are best with boots that have a clean heel. Wellies and hiking boots are not advised. We have boots of all sizes, so don't worry. Please make sure children wear socks. A windproof jacket is ideal and please do not wear too many layers as horse riding can make you quite warm.




To book:

Call: 00353 87 988 1093

WhatsApp: 087 988 1093

Email: calveysequestrian@gmail.com




Two horses trotting in Keel beach with Dookinella cliffs in background

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