At Ayrshire Equitation Centre we have something to suit all riders from age 5, novice or experienced, hacking or training in a specific discipline – our team of friendly qualified instructors will cater to your individual needs to insure that you get the most from your visit.
We offer a wide selection of both horses and ponies, covering all levels, ensuring that we will have a pony or horse to suit you. To view our full tariff list & booking information, please see below.
We respectfully request that no dogs are brought on to the yard, either on foot or left in vehicles.
Please note that we have a minimum riding age of 5 years old.
One of the best things about our centre is its location; it provides excellent opportunities for hacking. Set on the outskirts of Ayr, you are able to enjoy quiet hacks in beautiful Ayrshire countryside.
The centre has a purpose built, mile long, all-weather track adjacent to the Centre. This provides the perfect opportunity for shorter hacks and for safe ‘off-road’ riding for the novice rider.
Our most popular hacks are to Rozelle Park and Cambusdoon Park. These are undoubtedly two of Ayrshire’s best bridle paths and both are close by. Our most exhilarating ride is definitely the beach hack- this is a must for any riders wishing to experience a truly memorable hack.
All riders who are new to the centre will be asked to carry out a rider assessment before they are allowed out on a hack. This is to ensure you get the best hack, tailored to your individual ability.
Furthermore we also host themed hacks; please visit the What’s On page for more information on forthcoming hacks.
Half Hour Hack – £20
1 Hour Hack – £30
2 Hour Hack – £50
Beach Hack – Available from June-August (weather & tide permitting) – £60
£10 supplement applies for rides with one client over 1 hour.
At Ayrshire Equitation Centre we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge, unrivalled facilities and selection of uniquely schooled horses; ensuring you are able to get the best out of your lesson, no matter what discipline you choose.
Whatever your standard of riding ability, we can offer private or group tuition on flatwork, dressage, show jumping or cross country. We have a team of highly experienced instructors, and their friendly and professional approach ensures riders gain the most from their lesson.
All sessions are structured to allow all individual riders to make progress and to enable them to discuss their needs and objectives with their instructor. The Centre itself offers many opportunities for those with their own horse, or these hiring to improve the effectiveness of their riding.
More specific training is available for those who want it, from some of the countries top professionals in their individual fields. Whether you want this type of tuition for yourself or just wish to watch these trainers in action, you can find full details on our What’s On page.
Minimum age for riding lessons is 5 years old.
Young Rider Sessions:
Recommended for young children to introduce them to riding.
15 Minute Walk – £10
15/15 – Split Lesson and Walk – £20
Lessons including hire of horse:
Half Hour Private – £35
1 Hour Group – £25
Half Hour Joint Lesson – £25 per person
Half Hour Lesson & Half Hour Walk – £40
Lessons with rider’s own horse:
Half Hour Private – £25
45 Minute Private – £30
1 Hour Group – £20
24 Hour Cancellation Notice Required
Book for 4 consecutive weeks and receive your 5th lesson free!
Applies to private and group lessons. Excludes young rider sessions.
Weekday Savers – Choose between a £5 discount for a midweek half hour private lesson or have 45 minutes for the price of 30 minutes.
Birthday parties are available on request – see our party information here.
Stable Management and Horse Care
Another aspect of horsemanship we offer is tuition on Stable Management and Horse Care. These sessions are designed to improve on the level of knowledge and safety when working with and handling horses. All participants are encouraged to work towards an industry qualification, either the BHS Stages or TRSS levels, or alternatively the Pony Club Badges.
What to Wear?
To start off you will need leggings or something without a seam so that your legs are not rubbed – beware, jeans can rub badly. Footwear should have a small heal. Most trainers and some wellington boots have a flat sole and therefore are not suitable. We insist that all riders wear current British safety standard riding hats. We provide riding hats if required. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, you should make sure it is securely tied back.