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Riding Centre

Welcome to Crieff Hydro Riding Centre. Nestled in 900 acres of Perthshire countryside…

Our BHS and TRSS approved centre is perfect for first time riders to advanced riders. All horse riding activities are currently open. Call 07730 671442 to enquire.

Group Lesson

First time in the saddle? Our half-hour riding lesson is the perfect place to start. In our indoor arena, or outside if the weather is nice, aboard one of our trusty (and hugely experienced) steeds, you’ll learn to stop, start, steer and even trot! Though, to truly master that last one it’s likely you’ll need a few lessons…Hold on tight!

  • 10yrs + (Maximum weight 16 stone / 101 kg)
  • Long trousers, closed-toe shoes and a sense of adventure are a must!
  • Helmet & equipment provided

Price: 30 minutes from £33, 60 minutes from £40 (experienced riders only)

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Hack

With over 900 acres to explore you could go for days (but your horse might not thank you for that!) Instead, let your ride-leader show you the best bits in an hour while you take in the view through the ears of your noble steed…

  • Choose from three levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced.
  • 10yrs + (Maximum weight 16 stone / 101 kg)
  • Minimum height of rider – 1.40m
  • Long trousers, closed toe shoes and a sense of adventure are a must!
  • Helmet & equipment provided

Price: From £44 per person

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Advanced rider? Speak to our riding centre on 07730671442.

Lead-rein

‘Rearing’ to go but not quite old enough for a lesson or hack? Our 30 minute lead rein sessions are a great introduction to the equestrian world! Riders aged 4 – 10yrs will be kitted out in a helmet and body protector before taking to the trails on the end of an instructor’s lead rein.

That way, the little ones get the best of both worlds. So they can sit back and enjoy the ride, or take the reins and practice their skills!

  • 4yrs – 10yrs
  • Minimum height of rider – 1.10m
  • Long trousers, closed toe shoes and a sense of adventure are a must!
  • Helmet & equipment provided

Price: From £28 per child

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Pony Rides

Not big enough to reach the stirrups? Saddle up on Polly, the Shetland pony. (Or, if Polly’s having a day off, Romeo will pick up the slack).

  • Polly pony rides are for under 4’s
  • Long trousers and closed-toe shoes are a must

Price: £10.00 per child

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Hydro Play Safe Measures

Before you book...

Pre-Ride Assessment:

Our short pre-ride assessments are designed to ensure your safety and that you are at the correct riding level for the activity you have booked. The assessment includes demonstrating that you are able to independently mount your horse, complete a series of safety checks, and demonstrate you can stop, start and steer before completing a walk/canter/trot around the arena. Once you have successfully completed the assessment you will be able to start your activity safely.

When you book...
  • All of our horse riding activities are available for groups of up to 12 people and have to be pre-booked and paid online
  • We have introduced a ‘buffer’ time between our activity slots to help maintain social distancing
  • Guests should travel alone or with a member of their own household
  • Please be aware that we have closed our toilet facilities at this time

Remember to bring:

  • Your own riding equipment (if you have it) – wipe down your equipment or wash it before and after use
  • Complete our online disclosure form before coming here.
When you arrive...
  • We have opened up our Melville car park for horse riding guests to allow greater space for social distancing. Please use this car park, and be mindful of others around you when you park
  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your activity slot
  • When you arrive, head straight to the Riding Centre Reception
  • You will find markers on the floor to help everyone keep two metres apart
  • We have installed hand sanitiser stations and protective screens in reception and in the stables
  • All areas and equipment are being deep with Oxiver prior to opening with enhanced deep cleaning measures in place for close down

You will be asked to fill out our online disclosure form before riding, this can be done on your phone prior to arriving here.

While you ride...
  • All horse riding equipment including tack, helmets and harnesses are cleaned with Oxiver prior to opening
  • Follow the instructions given by your riding instructor
  • Please don’t touch another rider’s equipment
When you're finished...
  • Once you have finished your session please drop off all equipment at reception and our team will clean it
  • Continue to maintain social distancing measures
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Find out what we’re doing to protect your family and ours on our Hydro Health page.

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