Tuition & Hacks

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 ensure 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.

Hacks

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.

£10 supplement applies for rides with one client over 1 hour

Tuition

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.

Tuition Tariff

Minimum age for riding lessons is 5 years old.

Young Rider Sessions:

Recommended for young children to introduce them to riding.

Lessons including hire of horse:

Lessons with rider’s own horse:

24 Hour Cancellation Notice Required

Birthday Parties & Clubroom Hire

We now offer children’s birthday parties, which are available as a fun 1 hour group lesson for up to 8 children (including the birthday girl/boy). Each participant will be awarded with a rosette at the end of their lesson and we can cater for all abilities. Our clubroom is also available for exclusive hire – the perfect way to continue the celebrations.

Cost:

Please call or email for more information & to book.

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.