Horseriding in the Loch Ness valley
Loch Ness Riding (fully approved by the British Horse Society and the Horses Welcome scheme and licenced by the Highland Council) takes experienced riders for hacks and lessons, either privately or in small groups. I am sorry but we do not take beginners. Riders should be competent and balanced at all paces - English style - no jumping required!
We can do day rides and trail rides of 3 days as well as shorter hacks of 1,2 and 3 hrs
You can also bring your own horse on holiday and stay in our self catering accommodation www.lochnessselfcatering.co.uk
We offer qualified instruction in dressage, jumping, basic carriage driving, stable management, western riding and training horses. Endurance riding is a speciality. Qualified instruction can be given on your horse or ours. Regular competitions are held at the centre in all disciplines.
Our horses are Arab, Irish/Welsh Sports Horses, TB cross and cob.
We have an indoor school and outdoor arena plus some XC fences. We offer spectacular off road hacking and are located on the 50 mile loop Trail of the 7 Lochs.
We are 10 miles SW of Inverness which takes about 15 - 20 mins by car. We are based near Dores on the east side of Loch Ness at the north end of the Great Glen.
To find us from Inverness, take the B862 from Inverness to Dores then bear left uphill in the village (still on the B862). Go up the hill for about 1 ½ miles then turn right just past a steading conversion on your right – signed to Loch Ness Log Cabins and Drummond Farm. Loch Ness Riding is the first property along that road on your right (just after the wind turbine and big shed). The stables are beside our house.
Man v Horse 2017
This year's Man v Horse Competition is being run from Loch Ness Riding as a loop course of 27.5 km. This new route is very slightly longer than last year but is a little more straightforward and should pit man against horse in as fair a way as possible.
The competition this year is in aid of the Marie Curie Fund and the South Loch Ness Access Group, who are hosting the event, with the usual good "craic" at the end - with sandwiches, cake and drinks for all.
All competitors will receive medals or rosettes, if they complete, and there are trophies for the fastest horse, fastest runner, fastest female runner and the Jacobite quaich for the fastest overall plus £100 prize kindly donated by the South Loch Ness Tourist Group.
Entries are being taken online at www.entrycentral.com from 1st January 2017 and the entry fee is £30 per runner or rider.