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  • Three horse riders against the backdrop of Sligachan
    Sligachan, Isle of Skye
  • Trekking along Lunan Bay just on the edge of the water
    Lunan Bay, Angus
  • A group of horse riders trek along a path near Lochgoilhead
    Exploring the old tracks near Lochgoilhead
  • A group of horse riders cross the Machair on Benbecula
    Uist Community Riding School in Benbecula

Explore the old trekking paths through the glens or experience an exhilarating ride on a wind-blown beach and you’ll see why Scotland is ideal for horse riding.

Did you know that the sport of pony-trekking originated in Newtonmore in the Highlands as a way of using the strong and sure-footed Highland ponies outside the stalking season?

It is also believed that several of Scotland's well-established trekking paths came about many centuries ago, and were originally cattle droving roads. Today, these rough tracks still cross the open moors and high passes so that from the saddle you can glimpse some of Scotland's secret places.

A variety of riding and trekking operators offer everything from short treks for youngsters and beginners and hacks for more confident riders, right up to long-distance rides over several days.

Explore mountains and glens at some of the Highland stables such as the Newtonmore Riding Centre in view of the Cairngorm mountains or head west to the Gairloch Trekking Centre in the western Highlands.

Enjoy spectacular views of Loch Tay in the heart of Scotland at the Mains of Taymouth Stables or explore the foothills of the Angus Glens at Pathhead Equestrian Centre near Kirriemuir.

Experience an exhilarating ride on one of Scotland’s beautiful beaches from coast to coast. Seahorse Stables in Angus offer the chance to go riding on the renowned ‘singing sands’ of Lunan Bay or why not have a trekking holiday with Highlands Unbridled in Sutherland and discover stunning coastal scenery?

Whichever operator you choose, you can be sure that the view from the saddle will certainly be rewarding.

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  1. Glenrickard Forest Trails


    Horse Riding Routes & Trails



    Views of Brodick Bay, Goat Fell and Holy Island await at Glenrickard Forest Trails.

  2. Barbarafield Riding School


    Riding Schools & Centres


    The Howe of Fife

    Barbarafield Riding School is open all year round during daylight hours.

  3. Castle O'Er Forest Trails


    Horse Riding Routes & Trails



    Explore archaeological remains amidst peaceful surroundings within this large conifer forest.

  4. Knapdale Forest Routes


    Horse Riding Routes & Trails



    The area surrounding Knapdale Forest is a National Scenic Area partially surrounded by the Crinan Canal, Sound of Jura and Loch Sween.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dunfermline and West Fife

    Welcome to Shieldbank Riding & Vaulting Club

  6. Highland All Terrain Ltd


    Landrover Safari



    Welcome to Highland All Terrain Ltd

  7. Gartmorn Wood


    Horse Riding Routes & Trails



    The forest trails at Gartmorn Wood make up part of the larger Gartmorn Dam Country Park in Clackmannanshire.

  8. Portree Stables


    Riding Schools & Centres



    Portree Stables is set in 70 acres of Highland glen on the Isle of Skye.

  9. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Welcome to Three Lochs Holiday Park


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