Horse riding in The Scottish Borders

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  • A group of horse riders on a road through the countryside near Hawick
    A group of horse riders in the countryside near Hawick
  • Three horse riders on a road in Peebles
    Three horse riders on a road in Peebles

The Scottish Borders is renowned for its strong horse riding tradition. In fact its rich heritage has been intrinsically linked to horses and horse riding since the times of the Reivers. Today you can enjoy this long tradition by venturing out on one of the many horse riding trails and treks.

Horse riding and pony trekking is a great way to discover the beauty of the Scottish Borders. Whether you prefer to go for a quiet hack on a leafy forest trail, explore the open countryside of the rolling Borders hills, or go for an exhilarating ride on one of the wind-swept Berwickshire beaches, there is riding to suit all ages and abilities.

Horse riding enthusiast can improve your skills at one of the region’s horse riding centres or stables. They offer a wide range of riding opportunities, including short 1-hour trips to longer treks and hacks.

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

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  1. Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

    Type

    Riding Schools & Centres

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    The family-run Dryden Riding Centre is relocating to Greenhill Farm, Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. We will now be know as Ian Stark Equestrian Centre.

  2. North Tweeddale Routes

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    West Linton

    North Tweeddale Routes (including Cauldstone Slap, Old Roman Road (west and east), North Slipperfield, Stonypath, Catwalk, The Loan, Kaimes, John's Path, Old Coach Road and Old Drove Road) offer various stretches of countryside to explore.

  3. Buccleuch Country Ride

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Central Scottish Borders

    You can do part of this route in a day or combine the trails to make it a 3-4 day trek.

  4. Kailzie Equestrian Centre

    Type

    Riding Schools & Centres

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Kailzie Equestrian Centre is located on the outskirts of Peebles, the Scottish Borders, offering lessons in riding, hacking and trekking.

  5. Central Tweeddale Routes

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Part of the 350km of the South of Scotland Countryside Trails network, the Central Tweeddale Routes explore long distance hill paths, many of which are suitable for horse riding.

  6. East Tweeddale Routes

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    The routes include Minch Moor Road, Glengaber, Cardrona Forest, Leithen Water Path, Kirnie Law and Hill/Glen Estate.

  7. Cross Border Drove Road

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Peebles

    A trail made up of an old drove road which winds through the glens and hills of the Tweed Valley, this trail is one not to be missed.

  8. Cheviot Routes

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Situated within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow or the North of England, the Cheviot Hills provide an abundance of variety for horse riding.

  9. Forests of the Scottish Borders Trails

    Type

    Horse Riding Routes & Trails

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Remote trails allow you to get away from it all and explore the Scottish Borders by horse.

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