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Why not consider pony trekking, suitable for both the experienced or novice rider. Under the correct supervision this is a safe way to explore the countryside. Often under 10s may be allowed on a lead rein and older children who have not ridden before can enjoy a few hours in the saddle in a safe environment. Pony treks can also be organised to cover full days out which can be a real adventure for the whole family.
To get to grips with the basics or to brush up your skills many riding establishments will offer riding courses and you’ll find that disabled riders are also catered for at many riding centres.
Trail riding is for the more experienced where you can gallop, jump and canter your way across the stunning Scottish landscape on horses well equipped for the task, led by a friendly ride leader; an exhilarating way to explore the local area!
Depending on where you’re staying many riding establishments will offer ‘speciality’ rides, which take advantage of the local terrain and environment; for example rides on beaches or rides that follow rivers, rides through forest trails, or maybe even carriage driving!
Before you book your riding experience it’s a good idea to try to ensure that the riding establishment is professionally run and operated by experienced equestrians with all the necessary health and safety procedures in place.
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A short distance from Pitlochry and set in the grounds of Blair Castle, this trekking centre provides a fun day out.
With experienced horses and helpful staff, you can explore the beautiful countryside with Redknock Trekking Centre.
Situated in Kincraig, close to Aviemore Alvie Stables is perfectly situated for some fine pony trekking around the hundreds of acres of National Park that surround the area.
Home to Halfinger Pony Trekking which is based in the main car park this forest has dedicated trails through classic ‘Monach of the Glen’ scenery.
This mixed conifer forest offers up a fun day trekking teeming with wildlife.
The five Glens of Glen Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk offer a variety of landscapes for you to explore.
Well established for over 40 years the centre has a range of facilities to offer training and trekking on some exceptionally sure footed ponies from the highlands.
Pony trekking on the Isle of Mull provides the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of this magnificent Island.
Discover the Isle of Islay on horseback as you trek along the miles of sandy beaches and panoramic hillsides.
This well equipped riding centre near Oban specialises in supervised riding and trekking trips in the Appin area.
Take in the wonderful views over Loch Sween, the Islands of Dana and the Paps of Jura.
Located in the wonderful town of Tarbert, Highland Horse Riding provides hill riding for the more experienced riders.
Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.
This fantastic adventure centre offers the opportunity to trek into the glorious countryside.
This well established and friendly riding school offers lessons for riders of all ages and abilities!
Set in the magnificent Hazlefield Park, this fantastic equestrian centre offers a wide variety of rides.
Situated only thirty minutes from Aberdeen town centre, The Cabin Equestrian Centre offers group and individual lessons as well as treks.
Offering treks for novice and experienced riders across moorland, heather and mountain trails, Corrylair is the perfect destination for an adventure- packed day out!
This quaint but friendly riding school offers rides, pony days and lessons amongst the beautiful surroundings of Bennachie.
One of the best and most scenic places to take a ride in Aberdeenshire would be the Cairgorns National Park.
Situated around two miles west of the picturesque town of Stonehaven, this is a marvellous riding centre.
The National Park offers a welcoming place for riders with a huge variety of opportunities.
Trekking through the countryside at the Dryden Riding Centre you get a real sense of freedom and you can really enjoy the fantastic views across the rolling Scottish hills.
This 50 acre site is sure to cater for the needs of budding and experienced equestrian enthusiasts!
This well established Pony Trekking Centre offers treks that come with magnificent views!
This fantastic community led organisation offer beach rides and lessons along the beautiful Hebridean beaches in the summer time.
This riding school offers both indoor and outdoor riding lessons and hacks throughout the 900 acre site are also available.
Offering classes for both beginners and advanced learners, Dumbrae Farm Riding Centre is conveniently located near the Bridge of Allen.
Located near Loch Lomond, Duncryne Trekking Centre combines friendly staff and brilliant views for a truly wonderful day out. Contact: 01389 830 425
Friendly and experienced staff share fantastic views and great scenery on treks suitable for all ages. 01470 582419
Offering lessons for all levels as well as treks through the nearby Dalbeattie Forest! Call - 01387 780533 - for more details.
Based just 2 miles outside the market town of Castle Douglas this centre enjoys some fantastic views and routes around the surrounding area and is open to all abilities. For more details call - 01556 680498.
With amazing views to discover whilst trekking through Dumfries and Galloway, the Lockhill Farm Equestrian Centre offers great horse riding through woodland and across farmland. The centre has one or two hour lessons to choose from or hacks in the surrounding areas.
With pony care days alongside riding lessons the Epona EC is well equipped with some excellent facilities.
Under the supervision of friendly and experienced staff, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful one to two hour pony trek covering the beautiful countryside around and within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Located near Loch Lomond, Duncryne combines helpful staff and brilliant views for a truly wonderful trek. Contact:01389 830 425
Lomonside Stud and Equestrian Centre is located on the outskirts of Drymen and is perfect if you are looking for something a little more professional and off the beaten track.
Taking you over farmland and avoiding roads, West Drumrae Farm offers trekking or lessons for any ability as well as carriage riding for something a little different.
With great views of the North Sea and a lively course which is suitable for all levels of rider, the Peelam Cross Country Course can be quite tricky in parts but really is entertaining!
Call us: 01228 406731
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