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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 varying from Schooling and breaking horse, five star livery (with other packages available), horse sales, teaching lessons with Helen Jack doing freelance teaching also and also arena hires.

Unfortunately after many years of our riding school and trekking centre being successful, we have decided to close our doors to focus on our livery aspects and schooling and breaking. We are now offering a variety of packages for all your needs, please see the livery panel and schooling and breaking panel for more information.
We would like to thank all our previous and current customers for all your support over the years. We are now open for experienced riders however with their own Insurance for hacks or lessons, please contact the Lochhill office on 01557820225 to book.

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.

 

TOFFEE

14.2HH 3 year old mare.

Toffee was backed in January then turned away to mature. She was a very easy girl to back and is now riding away quietly. Toffee is being brought on slowly and nothing seems to phase her. She happily goes on short hacks alone or in company. She is a steady ride and has a great temperament.

Toffee has good manners on the ground. She is good to catch, groom, tack up and lead. She lives out all year round with mares and geldings, she is rugged in winter. She has no health issues or vices known to us and is open to any vettings/xrays you require.

No novices - although quiet she is only 3 and requires someone who can carry on her education.

Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on TOFFEE.

MINSTREL

15.1hh 3 year old, Irish draught x cob mare

Minstrel is a steady, easy going girl. She is now riding away and nothing seems to phase her. Minstrel is proving easy to do and is happily working in walk and trot but has only has touched working on her canter in the school. Minstrel will go on short hacks and has not been phased by anything she has met whilst hacking. Minstrel will be an easy project for someone looking to carry on her education.

 

Minstrel has good manners on the ground. She is good to catch, groom, bath, trim, shoe, tack up and lead. Minstrel lives out all year with mares and geldings rugged in winter. She has no health issues or vices known to us and is open to any vetting/x-rays you require.

No novices - although quiet she is only 3 and requires someone who can carry on her education.

Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on MINSTREL.

PIXIE

12hh, 10 years old grey mare

Pixie is a very friendly mare and has good manners. She is starting her education whilst riding currently and is going steady away. Pixie would make a nice cheap quiet project/companion or lead rein pony.

Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on PIXIE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUFFIN

13hh 6 year old mare
Muffin has been ridden by novice to experienced riders, she is used to a rider who has established walk trot and canter. She will make a great pony club pony for a little jockey moving on to their second pony. She is steady but not kick along enough for your wobbly beginner.
Muffin has good established transitions and schools nicely on the flat.
Muffin is very quiet to handle on the ground, she is good to catch, groom, shoe, tack up, trim and lead.
She is good to hack alone or in company our roads are quiet country roads.
Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on MUFFIN.

 

 

 STANLEY

16hh 4 year old piebald gelding
Super stamp of a cob, Stanley is ridden by intermediate riders due to being only 4 but has the personality to be ridden by novices eventually. Hes a quiet big friendly fella and loves his job.
Stanley will turn his hoof to anything is good to hack alone or in company. Pops a small jump
Good to catch, groom, trim and bath.
Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on STANLEY.

 

 

 

BONNIE

14.2hh 6 year old mare
Super stamp of a traditional colored
Nice heavy steady girl, one for the show ring.
More details, videos coming
Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on BONNIE.

Contact:

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

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