Horse riding in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Riders out for a trek at Barend Riding Centre, near Dalbeattie
    Barend Riding Centre, Dalbeattie
  • Horse riders leave for a trek from the Barend Riding Centre at Sandyhills near Dalbeattie
    Barend Riding Centre near Dalbeattie

For a different kind of ride take a horse riding trip in Dumfries & Galloway and discover the beauty of the region, from coastal paths to rolling hills and dense woodland. Get into the saddle and explore the stunning horse riding trails along the Solway Coast and through the vast Galloway Forest Park, covering 300 sq miles. If you are looking to improve your riding skills, visit the region’s riding centres and schools for qualified tuition for all abilities.

Horse riding or pony trekking in Dumfries & Galloway is a great way to experience the Scottish countryside and there are many riding schools and stables with horses for hire, trekking, and trail riding.

Riding schools and stables offer horses for hire and you can gallop across deserted beaches and flat topped ridges, follow bridle paths through the valleys and appreciate wonderful woodland in the Galloway Forest Park.

Beginners can learn the basics of horse riding with flat or jumping lessons, whilst keen riders can take advantage of stunning scenic hacks or try endurance riding.

Begin a ride at the Glentrool Visitor Centre and soak up the feeling of freedom as you make your way on horseback.

The varied and rugged scenery, open moorlands and sheltered forest bridle paths all add to the experience of riding in this beautiful region. Old drove roads and paths lead along the steep sided valleys, whilst flat topped ridges provide for those who enjoy the occasional canter or gallop.

Browse the listings to plan your horse riding trip in Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. Solway Coast Forests

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    A haven for wildlife, the sprawling woods and forests of the Solway Coast provide an abundance of opportunities for horse riding.

  2. Castle O'Er Forest Trails

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Lockerbie

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

  3. Lochhill Equestrian Centre

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    Riding Schools & Centres

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    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    Kirkcudbright

    Explore the beautiful countryside of Galloway on horseback with this fantastic riding centre situated near Castle Douglas.

  4. Galloway Forest Park

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Galloway Heartland

    A variety of routes are available within Galloway Forest Park.

  5. Brighouse Bay Trekking Centre

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    Riding Schools & Centres

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    Kirkcudbright

    Part of the multi-activity Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, this trekking centre offers a variety of options for horse riders of all levels aged five plus.

  6. Ae Forest Routes

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Dumfries and Surrounding Area

    Based mainly on forest tracks and minor roads, this linear route takes in the market town of Moffat and offers opportunity to visit the Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery at Eskdalemuir.

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    Newton Stewart

    Welcome to Three Lochs Holiday Park

  8. Barend Riding Centre

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    Riding Schools & Centres

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    Dalbeattie

    Enjoy the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway countryside treks and hacks led by this excellent riding centre located in Dalbeattie.

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