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Lochhill Equestrian

Equestrian & Trekking Centre

Lochhill Equestrian Centre was established in 1999 and is set in the heart of the beautiful countryside of South West Scotland. We offer a wide range of equestrian services for all ability ranges, from age 5 upwards. Lochhill is fully licensed and insured.

For those interested in learning to ride, or improving skills, we offer riding lessons either on a one to one basis or within a group setting. Our friendly, qualified staff will carry out an initial assessment of riding ability before recommending the best lesson plan for you. Sorry, no children under 5 years of age are permitted to ride. We have a large, floodlit outdoor arena enabling us to provide lessons through the darker winter months, and a smaller indoor school for those days when the weather really is against us.

What’s On

IMPORTANT INFO:

Due to the weather warning of high winds tomorrow (Saturday 9th Feb) we are unable to run lessons in the outdoor school.  The 12 o’clock lesson is therefore CANCELLED – if you would like to come for your lesson on Sunday instead, please PHONE HELEN to arrange.  The 10am and 11am lessons will run as normal & will take place in the indoor school.

Next Pony Club will be Saturday 16th February.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 1st March – Prize Bingo (fundraiser for our Pony Club)

12th April – 17th May : Spring Showjumping League

28th April : Working Hunter Competition – please note change of date

16th August – 27th September : Autumn Showjumping League (not running on 22nd August)

23rd June : Pony Club trip to Royal Highland Show

19th July : Kirkcudbright Riding of Marches

Livery

If you are looking for a new home for your horse/pony, we can offer large, spacious American Barn style boxes in our livery yard with excellent grazing and off-road hacking facilities and access to our floodlit outdoor arena.

Different packages are available to suit individual needs.

  • spacious boxes
  • secure heated tack room
  • 24 hour supervision - (owners live on site)
  • CCTV in operation
  • horse wash bay
  • good grazing
  • large floodlit outdoor school
  • small indoor school
  • wide selection of hacking routes
  • trailer parking by arrangement

For further information or to discuss specific needs, please contact us and arrange a convenient time to visit and look around.

Services

A riding hat to BHS approved standard must be worn at all times when riding or working with horses/ponies.  Hats can be provided and visitors own hats will be checked by a staff member prior to riding. Riders should wear appropriate, close fitting clothing and sturdy boots with a small block heel.  It is advisable to wear gloves when riding.

New Visitors

On this website you will find information about the lessons, treks and other services we have on offer, together with timetables, price guides, newsletters, Pony Club news, competition results and events calendar.

Pony Club Centre

Lochhill Equestrian Centre is a registered Pony Club Centre. The Centre Membership Scheme was launched by the Pony Club in 1998 to enable those without their own pony, who ride at riding schools, to become Members and take part in all that The Pony Club has to offer. Membership application forms are available from the office.

Contact:

Helen Maxwell
Lochhill Equestrian Centre
Ringford, Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 2AR

T: 01557 820225
M: 07885 168093
E:  lochhill@tiscali.co.uk