The base for the trail is at Drummindoo Stud. This family business was founded by Paddy Joe and Patsy Foy in 1963. The Foy's are passionate about their horses (it's in their blood) going back many generations and they have been serving the Irish Horse Industry for a many years. Padraic Foy established the Clew Bay Trail Ride in 1995. Initially they bred, produced and sold horses. Then in 1979 the started to offer horse riding. It has been developed over time from a small stud to a modern equestrian facility which includes American barn stabling, an indoor arena, outdoor menage and a gallop track (all with a sand and rubber surface).
Padraic Foy established the Clew Bay Trail Ride in 1995. He felt there was a market for a quality equestrian product in the beautiful Clew Bay region. Since then people from all over the world have experienced this for themselves. When he is not riding on the trail Padraic is busy training horses ans offering Horsemanship Clinics in Monty Robert's Methods as he is a Certified Monty Robert's Instructor.
Over the years they have won many awards including The Bord na gCapall ''Best Kept Stud Farm'' and numerous showing accolades including The RDS Croker Cup for the Best Thoroughbred Stallion in 1984 and 2004. Drummindoo Stud has played host to various prestigious equestrian events and since 1990 the annual Westport Horse and Pony Show.