Horse riding and pony trekking has become extremely popular in Scotland recently, and that’s not surprising because we have excellent terrain for outdoor activities.
It doesn’t matter if you have experience with horses or ponies, or just getting started.
For the inexperienced, there’s nothing to fear, as friendly and efficient stable staff can very quickly determine which horse or pony would be best suited for your skill level.
Horse Riding And Pony Trekking In Scotland
Loch Lomond Pony Trekking
Pony trekking for novices and experienced individuals and small groups.
LOCATION: Tullichewan Farm, Upper Stoneymollan Rd, Balloch.
Gairloch Trekking Centre
Amazing beach rides for adults and children.
LOCATION: Croft 3, Red Point, Gairloch, Ross-Shire.
Open all year round, with hacking & trekking for novices and experienced riders
LOCATION: Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran.
Blair Castle Estates
Open from April to July, (closed on Sundays and Mondays)
LOCATION: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Alvie & Dalraddy Estates
Open every day except Xmas & New Years day (weight limit 14 stones)
LOCATION: Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire.
Highland Horse Fun
Open all year round, with kids pony rides, trekking, and horse hire.
LOCATION: Railway Station, Kingussie, Cairngorms National Park, Inverness-shire.
Rothiemurchus Highland Pony Trekking, Hacking and Rides
Open February – November, family rides, (children 8 years or over).
LOCATION: Rothiemurchus By Aviemore, Inverness-shire.
Borlum Horse Riding
Open all year round, novices and experienced riders welcome.
LOCATION: Borlum Farm, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire.
Crieff Hydro Riding Centre
Open 7 days a week, horse riding enthusiasts of all ages welcome.
LOCATION: Crieff Hydro Riding Centre, Ferntower Road, Crieff, Perthshire.
Newtonmore Riding Centre
Pony trekking and hacking.
LOCATION: Biallid Farm, Fort William Rd, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire.
Shanter Riding Centre
Open 7 days a week (ex: Xmas day & 1st, 2nd Jan) Pony trekking and hacking.
LOCATION: Maidens, Girvan, South Ayrshire.
Lionsgate Riding Centre
Open all year round, with an outdoor school and stables.
LOCATION: Sessionfield, Ayr, Ayrshire.
Ride or drive Clydesdale Heavy Horses. Fun family days out.
LOCATION: Blackstone Farm, Cumnock, East Ayrshire.
Ayrshire Equitation Centre
Specialists in Tuition and Livery; catering for all ages and levels.
LOCATION: South Mains, Corton Road, Ayr, Ayrshire.
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