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.

Chief instructor Candy Cameron is a BHS Stage 4 Coach in Complete Horsmanship in both eventing and Dressage and we are also a BHS exam centre - currently the only centre in Scotland that is holding BHS Stage 4 assessments as well as lower stages.

I am sorry but we do not take beginners or novices. For hacking riders should be competent and balanced at all paces on forward going horses over hilly and varied terrain – English/classical style - no jumping required! We do not take western style riders as the two systems of riding are not compatible.

Our weight limit (depending on what horses we have available) is 14.5 st (92 kg) - no exceptions. Please understand that you may be asked to stand on our scales.  No children under 13 unless by special arrangement either as we do not have any ponies.

We take hacks of 1 1/2, 2 and 3 hrs. Riding holiday packages are available - see our page "Riding Prices". If you have any special requirements you can get in touch and we will try to accommodate you.

If you want to book for a dressage or jump session you will first need to book a private assessment lesson and following that you can book  in for eitherca group lesson or further private sessions.

We train riders for BHS exams from Stage 1 ot Stage 4 both riding and stable management and we can offer Zoom sessions for all theory work.



We offer qualified instruction in dressage, jumping, stable management and training horses. Endurance riding is a speciality. Qualified instruction can be given on your horse or ours. Dressage competitions are held at the centre.

Our horses are PRE, Sports Horses, Arab 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 more than happy to make provision for you to take photos on your ride but we do not allow the use of Go-Pros or similar.

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.


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