Ayrshire equestrian facilities exist in 80 miles of unspoilt coastal scenery and are situated southwest of Glasgow, in Western Scotland.
There are no Lochs in Ayrshire but you can explore many castles on horseback as you trek across the Ayrshire countryside.
Riding in Ayrshire
Ayrshire is a historic county … steeped in history with everything from Bronze Age standing stones to Medieval Viking battles.
Ayrshire also includes the majestic splendour of some of the best-preserved castles in Britain.
And; not forgetting it is also the birthplace of world-renowned poet Robert Burns, to whom homage is paid throughout the world, every January 25th.
Ayr, Kilmarnock, Girvan and Royal Troon are among Ayrshires towns.
Ayrshire Equestrian facilities and horse riding in Ayrshire
Fun, exercise, fresh Scottish air and wonderful scenery; those are the ingredients that make horse riding in Ayrshire so enjoyable.
With rolling Scottish landscapes, country roads devoid of busy town traffic and a wealth of equestrian facilities.
- At the famous Turnberry stables, you can choose from a variety of activities including trekking, hacking and beach riding on the rugged West Coast. Turnberrys very own beach allows for invigorating rides and breathtaking views.
- Ayr Riding Club hosts a variety of competitions and rallies throughout the year. Formed in 1958, and based at Castlehill Stables it was originally known as Ayr Riding School Club and in 1958 the club had 12 adult members who paid an annual subscription of just £2 and 10 shillings.
Ayrshire has a rich equestrian heritage :
Horse riding and equestrian pursuits are readily available with a day at the races at Ayr Racecourse, for visitors who like a flutter, or just a good day out.
The main town of Ayr has hosted horse races as far back as the sixteenth century and today Ayr is recognised as one of the leading racecourses in the country.
Attracting visitors from all corners of the land, and not a small number from across the Irish Sea. There is racing throughout the year with many notable dates including the ‘Scottish Grand National’, the Gold Cup and meetings on Boxing Day and January 2nd.
Many places claim to have something for everyone but Ayrshire & Arran is one place that stands up under the tightest scrutiny.
Not only does Ayrshire boast excellent links by sea it also has an international airport (Prestwick) and good road and rail links to all parts.
As well as being accessible, the choice of accommodation is as comprehensive as it is varied. From high quality hostels to world renowned 5 star spa resorts and historic castle hotels like Culzean, as well as superb golf courses like Turnberry and Royal Troon.