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Cooper's Hill Livery

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Address: 40 Glenanail Drive | Castlegar, Galway, Ireland
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+353 83 316 8366
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cooper's Hill Equine offer horse riding just 1.5 miles from Galway city...

Cooper's Hill Equine offer horse riding just 1.5 miles from Galway city centre. We can organise horse riding tours to the Burren, to a Haunted Castle, or you can go cross country jumping in Connemara. You can ride to a local beach from our barn and straight into the Atlantic Ocean. We cater for all riders, first timers and the more experienced thrill seekers. Hunting holidays are organised from August to March with our local packs, plus we prepare riders for hunting in Ireland by organising hunt clinics.

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My husband and I wanted to go on a weekend away with a difference so we chose a horse riding vacation with Coopers Hill. We were met at the local pub (the Trappers Inn, great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go on a weekend away with a difference so we chose a horse riding vacation with Coopers Hill. We were met at the local pub (the Trappers Inn, great food, lovely atmosphere) by Ciara & James. Lovely warm people from the beginning! Off we went to start our adventure 5 minutes up the road.... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great and safe and very well behaved horses,great trips in a lovely landscape ,outstanding 'service'.Just go and have the fun of your life 👍..You come as a stranger and leave as a friend.Can only highly recommand Cooper's Hill 🐴🐴🐴🐎

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

These are a bunch of great people to go ride the Irish countryside. Very patient and friendly! Definitely will do again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Cooper's Hill offers several different sight seeing rides on lovely, well-mannered horses. Whether you're a competent rider or beginner, they can provide a fun and safe outing. Be prepared to groom your own horse, as it helps establish your riding proficiency. But if you want to experience real Irish foxhunting, this is definitely the place to go. These aren't just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were paired with horses that matched our abilities: mine is limited and my daughter has been riding for years. Our horses, although quite young, were extremely well-trained. We had to ride through traffic, including a roundabout, to get to the beach. This was a bit nerve wracking even for my daughter, but the horses weren't phased. The horses only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

James and Ciara were great to deal with from start to finish. They run a lovely property and have a nice stable of well maintained and well cared for horses. I was paired with Lord Frederick (Freddy) and my sister rode Sahara. We had a wonderful September afternoon ride and toured the local countryside. Unlike my sister, I had been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know of anywhere else where you can ride beautifully trained horses though a busy city to then come out to a perfect beach. The horses loved riding through the waves, splashing up the water. And the beach was perfect for a canter across the waters edge. No matter your riding level these guys have horses to suit everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to the team at Coopers livery. The stables are lovely and clean, the horses were so well trained and looked after they were a real pleasure to ride. It was really good as James and family came down to the beach to take photos and look after my boyfriend who being more of a novice rider... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was in Galway for a short break with my husband and children and booked a trek with coopers. James and his crew were fantastic and would recommend a visit there by anyone traveling to Galway. They were so nice and down to earth it was refreshing. We were all novices and these guys were fantastic. My kids want to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I don't have much horseback riding experience, but it didn't matter - our guides helped us get to know the horses, and we always felt safe. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful!! You go 10 minutes and suddenly it's like you're not even in Galway, despite it being quick to reach! Would absolutely recommend for... More 

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