Pony rides for children aged 2 to 14 years
We offer very short pony rides for young toddlers and older children; these are great little tasters for children who just want to sit on a pony or for young toddlers that are not yet old enough to ride. We do these every day in the summer holidays and bank holidays from 1pm to 4pm for country centre visitors alternatively you can arrange do them at the equestrian centre, but these must be booked and paid for in advance.
Price per pony ride is £5
Hacking for children aged 4 to 16 years
The estate has over 3000 acres of off-road hacking with stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, this makes for great outdoor riding at Kelburn. All hacks are led by experienced members of staff who are qualified first aiders. You don’t need to be an experienced rider to enjoy a hack with us, we offer short lead rein rides for complete beginners but also offer faster rides for the more experienced rider. Hacks go out daily except on Sundays.
Hack prices are:
- 15-minute beginner lead rein ride £12
- 30-minute beginner lead rein ride £18
- 1-hour beginner lead rein ride £25
- 1-hour intermediate ride trotting £25
- 1-hour experienced ride cantering £30
- 1.5 hours experienced ride £45
If you are booking an intermediate or experienced ride for your child, they will need to have a 10-minute assessment in the arena to check their riding ability before being allowed to hack. If the instructor does not think the riding ability is at the level of the ride, then they will not be allowed to go or will be put onto a slower ride. Riders booking onto the faster rides must come in suitable footwear, trainers and wellies are not accepted and you will only be allowed to walk if wearing these. All Lessons and hacks must be booked and paid for in advance, payment is taken over the phone at time of booking and we need 48 hours’ notice to cancel or change your ride otherwise money is not refundable.
Lessons for children aged 5 to 16 years
We have an indoor arena and a flood lit outdoor arena for teaching our lessons. We provide private and semi-private lessons ranging from 30 mins to 45 mins, these are instructed in one of our arenas by an experienced member of staff. Lessons are run daily except for Sundays. Lessons are priced at:
- 30 minute private £23
- 45 minute private £30
- 30-minute semi-private lesson £20 (2 riders) £15 (3 riders)