CENTRE BASED SHORT BREAKS
Bespoke riding holidays from 2 - 4 days from our centre on Ballogie Estate
Riding Difficulty: Intermediate (Requires walk/trot/canter)
Approximate Distance Covered: 12 miles a day
Availability: Spring and Autumn
The listed price includes accomodation and meals (B, L, D). Please note, this route requires that all riders must be able to ride at walk, trot and canter. Terrain can sometimes be boggy or steep and guests may have to lead their own horse periodically.
Feel like one day just isn't enough time in the saddle? Our centre based short breaks are perfect for those who want to get a taste of what riding in the Cairngorms is like. Come join us for a bespoke 2-4 day ride from our centre. Located on the edge of the Cairngorms and Angus glens, our premises is set in the heart of Royal Deeside, nestled in a secluded and idyllic location amongst the trees. From magnificent russet heathery hill climbs to hidden tracks in seas of amber bracken, this ride is a truly incredible mix of terrain, colour and exploration. Experience epic canters through the forest, challenging hill climbs, river crossings, panoramic views and incredible scenery - we have something for every rider. Keep an eye out for red deer prancing through the heather and Capercaille (the Gaelic name for this species, capall-coille, means ‘horse of the forest’) - extremely rare and iconic big game birds of the grouse family with stunning feathers.
Accomodation is either in our local hotel (Aboyne) or if you are a true animal lover, you can choose our new farm stay experience. After an awesome day in the saddle, you can enjoy stunning sunsets over the horses fields and relax by the fire at the beautiful stone cottage at the yard with a lovely home cooked meal each night. You can chose to be as hands on as you like, with opportunities for grooming and tacking up your horse as well as participating in other yard activities. We have cats, chickens, horses and donkeys.
If riders are interested in history or local sights/activities other than riding, extra days of sightseeing and activities can be included.
Please note: due to the nature of the terrain we ride in as well as the length and pace of our day rides, we do NOT offer these rides to beginner or novice riders. You must be comfortable in walk, trot and a gentle canter in order to participate. This is for the safety of our horses and guests. We reserve the right to change the route of your ride on the day due to weather, trail closures or rider competency.