Horse riding

The Scottish Border's spectacular forests offer great opportunities for riding away from road traffic. Peebles countryside is ideally suited to testing both horse and rider, but the rider can enjoy some fabulous views en route!


Trail riding and pony trekking for both beginners and experienced riders are available at Peebles Hotel Hydro . Tel: 01721 721325, and also at Kailzie Equestrian Centre situated on the back road between Peebles and Cardrona. Tel: 01721 729121

As well as the special events for riders listed in the festival programme there are way-marked routes, cross-country courses and quiet roads and bridleways available to the rider throughout the festival period and beyond.

For information about hiring horses, please contact

Peebles Hydro Stables
Innerleithen road, Peebles EH45 8BQ
Mr G Neilson Tel/Fax 01721 721 325
The stables are situated in the grounds of Peebles Hotel Hydro, and offer Pony Trekking and Trail Riding in Glentress Forest. Children's hailf-hour forest rides, from 4 years. No road work. Free loan of riding hats. Open all year.

Peebles & District Riding Club
Sandra Lamb 01899 860340

Disabled riders bringing their own horse are invited to contact Susie Elliot of Riding for the Disabled on 01450 870445 who can assist with stabling and riding arrangements

Please ask about FREE brochure "Horse Riding In the Scottish Borders" in Peebles Tourist Information Centre

For information on accommodation, activities, events, the best view point anything you want to know about the Scottish Borders phone 0870 608 0404

Don't forget about Borders Festival of the Horse, organised by the British Horse Society (Borders) held annually in May, visit the website for full details.
Tel 01835 863020