A Horseback Riding Vacation in Perthshire, Scotland
I have yet to go on a horseback riding vacation in Scotland. If I did, I think I would visit the Crieff Hydro Stables in Perthshire, Scotland. European-based travel writer Karen Bryan and author of the Europe A La Carte blog mentioned on Twitter that she was enjoying petting the horses at Crieff Hydro Stables. From her 140 character tweet in Scotland, I was able to look up the stables and learn of this hotel and see how to take a horse riding vacation at Crieff Hydro Stables.
Hotel Options for your Scotland Horseback Riding Vacation
The property looks ideal for a horseback riding vacation with its variety of hotel accommodations and self-catering family holiday options in Perthshire, Scotland.
Horse and pony equestrians will find themselves at home in the Crieff Hydro Stables. The horseback riding facilities aren’t just for hotel guests – non-residents of all abilities are welcome too. Whether you want to learn to horseback ride, brush-up your skills or get some equestrian qualifications, this is the place for a horseback riding vacation holiday in Scotland.
Horses to Suit All Riding Levels on Scottish Horseback Riding Vacation
Not only is the Riding School BHS and TRSS approved, the Crieff Hydro Stables has mounts to suit riders of all levels. Along with riding lessons, they offer courses in stable management, as well as training towards exams for Equestrian Tourism, BHS, TRSS and UKCC, and SVQs in Horse Care and Riding.
The Riding Center has both outdoor and indoor arenas which can be hired privately for instruction and schooling. The arenas are also available for competitions, events and children’s parties. I understand that Polly the Shetland Pony is very popular with young children.
Explore Crieff Hydro Hotel on Horseback
Outside the Riding School equestrians will enjoy exploring the 900-acre estate on horseback. The Crieff Hydro Stables will be happy to arrange a hack to suit any ability.
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If You Go:
Crieff Hydro Hotel 01764 651 670
Strathearn House, Ferntower Road, Crieff, Perthshire,PH7 3LQ Registered in Scotland SC000268
Top three photos courtesy of Crieff Hydro Hotel. Bottom photo courtesy of Karen Bryan.