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Turnberry Equestrian Centre

Horse Riding and Lessons in Scotland

Unbridled Adventures

Nestled in the grounds of Turnberry Resort, you will find Turnberry Equestrian Centre, home to our very own equine family consisting of majestic Percheron and Cob horses, alongside our delightful ponies. We embrace Equido Horsemanship principles- a natural approach to training that forms a true bond between horse and rider. By leveraging our expertise in horse and rider biomechanics, psychology, body language and energy, we aim to optimise both horse and rider while prioritising well-being and lasting performance.

The welfare of our horses and ponies is of utmost importance to us and so we ensure effective training, a safe and nurturing environment, and lots of love is provided to guarantee our equine companions thrive and reach their full potential.

With a stunning location on the Ayrshire coast, Turnberry offers a variety of activities for horse riding in Scotland for all ages and expertise. Whether you are embarking on a beginner's lesson or seeking the thrill of a beach ride, our dedicated instructors ensure an unforgettable experience.

As a valued member of the Ayrshire community, book five sessions at Turnberry Equestrian Centre and receive your sixth complimentary! Plus, for a limited time only enjoy 20% off your first activity and 10% off in our Clubhouse restaurant.

To enquire, please contact [email protected]

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  • Lessons
    • Lessons

      We offer a diverse range of horse riding lessons catered to both beginners and advanced riders. Whether you're taking your first steps into the equestrian realm or aiming to enhance your riding skills alone, or with a friend, we have something special for everyone. Our qualified instructors take pride in offering personalised lessons designed to meet your specific preferences and developmental goals. 

      If you're a horse owner, we welcome you to join us with your equine companion in our brand-new outdoor arena. Here, you can refine your skills and strengthen your partnership with your horse. Our expert instructors will guide you through both riding and ground-based lessons, exploring essential techniques like groundwork and long reining, along with effective problem-solving approaches.

  • Beach Ride
    • Beach Ride

      One of the highlights of Turnberry Equestrian Centre is the opportunity to experience the thrill of horse riding at Turnberry Beach, an exhilarating adventure that allows riders to soak in the incredible views of the Ailsa Craig and beyond. Imagine the wind in your hair as you gallop along the sandy shore, immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery that Ayrshire is renowned for.
       

  • Estate Trek
    • Estate Trek

      Our Estate Treks allow riders of all abilities to explore the beauty of Turnberry Estate and the surrounding countryside on horseback. From a leisurely stroll around the lanes to an exhilarating canter around our canter field (ground conditions and rider ability permitting) we tailor your pony trek or horse trek to suit your preferences and capabilities.
       

  • Lead Rein
    • Lead Rein

      Dreaming of exploring the enchanting world of horse riding? Our beginner's Lead Rein experience is the perfect place to start! No matter your age or skill level, we warmly welcome all beginners. Under the expert guidance of our instructors, you'll learn the fundamentals of horseback riding in a safe and supportive environment. 
       

  • Own A Pony
    • Own a Pony

      Let your children embark on an unforgettable journey of fun and learning with our delightful ‘Own a Pony’ experience. Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, they'll take their first steps into the magical world of pony riding, learning essential skills like grooming, saddling and riding our friendly ponies. 
       

  • Horse and Carriage
    • Horse and Carriage

      Horse and Carriage

      Experience the magic of horse and carriage rides at Turnberry Resort. Let our majestic Percheron horses lead you on a leisurely carriage journey through picturesque landscapes. For an extra touch of excitement, we offer our guests the rare opportunity to become the carriage driver themselves. Guided by our instructors, you can take the reins and experience the thrill of being in control of these magnificent creatures, making your ride truly unforgettable.
       

  • Facility Hire
    • Facility Hire

      We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to hire our brand new outdoor arena and exercise field. Immerse yourself in the freedom of our exercise field, where you can let your equine companions stretch their legs, graze, and revel in the open space, and when it's time to take your horse riding training to new heights, our brand new outdoor arena provides the perfect setting for growth and advancement. Our equestrian facilities are equipped with the latest amenities and maintained to the highest standards, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your horses.
       

  • Bring Your Horse On Holiday
    • Bring Your Horse On Holiday

      Bring Your Horse On Holiday

      Trump Turnberry welcomes the whole family - including the Equine members. Including stable (rubber matted and with drinkers, buckets can be supplied on request), bedding (2 bales to start and 1 additional bale every week, more at an additional cost as needed), hay or haylage as required, tack storage on site, private paddock, use of the facilities subject to prior booking if available and trailer parking. Terms and conditions apply.

      To book, click to add this option to your order basket prior to finalising your hotel room booking.

  • Full-Service Livery
    • Full-Service Livery

      Full-Service Livery

      Experience equestrian excellence at its finest within the magnificent grounds of Turnberry Resort. Our premier full-service livery offers an unparalleled level of luxury and care for your beloved horse.

      Boasting 22 newly constructed stables, each meticulously designed with top-of-the-line amenities, your equine companion will enjoy the epitome of comfort and indulgence. From premium rubber matting to automatic drinkers and a state-of-the-art hot wash area for grooming, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to ensure your horse's well-being.

      Our dedicated and experienced equestrian team will provide comprehensive daily care, ensuring your horse receives the utmost attention and personalised service.

      Beyond the stables, our exceptional facilities await, including an outdoor arena, exercise field, and riding field. Explore the stunning scenery of Culzean Country Park and the Resort's scenic beach trails, accessible directly from the livery's doorstep.

      The full-service livery includes:

      • Stabling for your horse 
      • Feeding, watering, mucking out and handling of the horse undertaken by the stables team
      • Year-round turnout on well-drained fields arranged in small groups for companionship
      • 24/7 turnout in small groups during the summer months, horses can be brought in during the day on request
      • Field care duties as appropriate
      • Bedding as needed up to 2 bales per week
      • Daily health checks
      • Use of outdoor arena, exercise field and riding field
      • Dedicated tack room to store your equipment 

      £500 per month. For further information, please contact [email protected]

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