Horse Riding

There are miles of off road, or quiet minor-road riding routes radiating from the campsite.

The Scottish Borders is known as Scotland's horse country. There are good riding schools in the area who offer lessons or hacks for all ages and abilities.

The horses who live on the estate are privately owned competition horses. You can follow "Thistle Thoroughbreds" to see them in action. We ask that the horses are not fed any treats as they are on strict diets.

In summer each of the Borders towns have a common riding festival. The Denholm rideout passes through the estate after a thrilling ride across the Hawick moors and Ruberslaw itself! The parade and congregation in Denholm village is a sight to behold!

We are in the heart of the Jed Forest Hunt, and the area is well used to horses passing through. Kelso racecourse is not far away, with race meetings throughout the year.

The Jedburgh Horse Trail (also known as Jedforest Trails) is a figure-of eight multi-use route based on drove roads and Dere Street around the historic town of Jedburgh (6 miles – 15 mins from campsite). The trail is clearly waymarked and provides a link between routes on the Cheviot Hills developed as part of the South of Scotland Countryside Trails project, and the Buccleuch Country Rides around Hawick and Selkirk. More detail on southofscotlandcountrysidetrails.co.uk


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