Horse riding in the Highlands

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  • A rider and her horse from Alvie Stables canter in a snow-covered field south west of Aviemore
    A rider and her horse from Alvie Stables canter in a snow-covered field south west of Aviemore
  • Four riders on a pony trekking expedition on the Alvie Estate pause to admire the snow covered Cairngorms
    Four riders on a pony trekking expedition on the Alvie Estate pause to admire the snow covered Cairngorms
  • Riders on a pony trekking expedition through the Alvie Estate with the Cairngorms visible beyond, Speyside
    Riders on a pony trekking expedition through the Alvie Estate, Speyside

Discover the beautiful scenery in the Highlands on a horse riding trip. Enjoy trails traversing through some of the biggest forests in Scotland; while higher up trails provide stunning views of the Highland landscape.

With a variety of rich habitats there is a chance of spotting wildlife, such as buzzards and roe deer. Visit one of the riding centres in the region to experience expert tuition from qualified instructors.

At the Newtonmore Riding Centre you can go horse riding and Highland Pony trekking, which originated here in the 1950s. There are also excellent riding opportunities in Brora and Bettyhill.

A few miles from Aviemore is the beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate with stunning woodland scenery and a wonderful selection of outdoor activities including canoeing, gorge walking, rafting, archery, pony trekking, fishing and more besides.

Why not take a horseback treks around Loch Ness with the Highland Riding Centre?

Browse the listings to plan your horse riding trip in the Highlands today.

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  1. Alvie Stables

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    Riding Schools & Centres

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    Kincraig

    Set in family run Highland estate, Alvie Stables offers excellent hacking and trekking through miles of beautiful countryside.

  2. Borgie Glen

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Bettyhill

    A forest rebuilt in 1942 following an extensive fire, it now boasts Scots Pine and Spruce.

  3. Newtonmore Riding Centre

    Type

    Riding Schools & Centres

    Gradings

    • 3 Activity Centre
    3 Activity Centre

    Newtonmore

    Newtonmore Riding Centre provides Highland Pony riding lessons, trekking and horse riding holidays for all ages in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

  4. Aldie Burn Forest

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    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

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    Tain

    Following Aldie Burn, this mixed conifer forest offers up a fun day trekking while seeing some of Scotland's wildlife close up.

  5. Alvie & Dalraddy Activities

    Type

    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    • 3 Activity Centre
    3 Activity Centre

    Kincraig

    Alvie Estate, located near Kincraig, covers 13,000 acres of fields, woodland and moors and has been owned by the Williamson family since 1927.

  6. Portree Stables

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    Riding Schools & Centres

    Gradings

    Portree

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

  7. Highland Riding Centre

    Type

    Riding Schools & Centres

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    Drumnadrochit

    Established in 1963, and fully approved by the British Horse Society (BHS), Borlum is the ideal place to take a riding holiday.

  8. Dalchork Forest Trails

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Lairg

    With beautiful views over Loch Shin, this trail is set within one of the biggest forests in the North of Scotland.

  9. Achduchill Forest Routes

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Laggan

    Run by Halflinger Pony Trekking, based within the main car park, these dedicated trails offer fantastic 'monarch of the glen' scenery.

  10. Rumster Wood

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Lybster

    Situated near Lybster in Caithness, Rumster Wood offers trails in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

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