At the beginning of Lockdown we made the decision to close or Riding School and Trekking centre doors, However since Covid-19 restrictions are lifting we are now OPEN and offering once again or amazing lessons and hacks.

Our hacks can vary due to experience and riding preferences such as an hour hack or up to two hours for our more capable riders. For photos of some of the views and hacks available in our area please have a look on our Gallery panel.

We can cater for any level of rider with our lessons and have horses suitable for all riders. For the more experienced riders we have a full set of show jumps and working hunter which can be used with also our very own cross country field which can be hired out for lessons.

Want to do both? We also offer a half and half option where we can do half a lesson and half of a hack to help keep things varied and also help accomodate to our riders wants.

For any Information on lessons and hacks please do not hesitate to contact the Lochhill office on 01557820225.


Is your horse ready for breaking but you don’t have the time? Have you got a problem that you can’t fix? Are you not confident enough to do the things you wish you could?

We are a friendly team at Lochhill with multiple years of experience in backing, breaking, schooling and problem horses (or owner). No horse or owner will ever be judged, we are all good enough! We work with a kind approach and take the next step when horse or rider is ready to progress to the next stage.

For any information on this section please contact the Lochhill office on 07115820225.


Other services:

Pony Club Centre: We are an accredited Pony Club Centre – see Pony Club page for more information.
Livery: Various livery packages available – see Livery page for more information.
Clipping: Clipping and trimming can be arranged on site. Instruction available.
Competitions: We run various different competitions and events throughout the year – see Competition page for more information.



14.2HH 4 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 4 and requires someone who can carry on her education.

Please contact Helen on 07885168093 for more information on TOFFEE.


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

T: 01557 820225
M: 07885 168093
E:  lochhill.horses@gmail.com