Island View Riding Stables

Work with horses at one of Ireland's most popular riding schools

Island View Riding Stables

Work at one of the Northwest's finest riding school guiding beach rides, looking after horses and learning the ins and outs of running a small business.


Island View Riding Stables 

Guided Beach Tours on Horseback 

Island View Riding Stables, in North County Sligo is a family run business that specializes in beach treks and guided expeditions on horseback. With 20 horses, an international staff and a three generations of experience Ursula O'Connor and the Island View team have a wealth of knowledge. Interns at Island must have a degree of compotency on horseback. 

Interns at Island View will help to look after the stables, the horses and assist in guiding treks and tours on horseback. You will be working with other 18-25 year old interns from all over Europe, America and Ireland. A typical day at Island View starts at 9am with lunch on the farm at midday and work continuing to 6pm in the evening. The work is physcal, lots of fun and of course involves lots of horses!


  • Intern at on Ireland's most popular horse treking schools 
  • Daily guided beach rides on the spectaluar coast of the Wild Atlantic Way 
  • Intern with other young equestrian enthusiasts from all over Europe, Ireland and America
  • 4, 8 and 12 week internship placements 
  • Option of Irish Gap Year student accomodation in Bundoran Co. Donegal or at the farm at Island View 








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