CLYDESDALE HEAVY HORSE RIDING EXPERIENCE, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Clydesdales FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What are your opening times?

A - Booking your date and time in advance is Essential. Closed Monday and Tuesday;

Open March to October, Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00

Clydesdale riding and driving only available weather and farm logistics permitting.

Q - How do I book?

 

A - Give us a call on 07785 522735 or drop us an email at info@clydesdales.co.uk where we can check our your preferred dates. All experiences have to be paid in advance to secure the booked date and time.

 

Q - Can my child participate?

A - 8 years of age and upwards to participate with their guide without a parent/guardian present, as long as your child can sit unaided and safety hat fits correctly. Parent/guardian must remain on the farm at all times while children are participating. Under 8 years old, a parent/guardian must be present through the experience

Q - Do you provide hats?

A - Yes you can hire a safety hat if you do not have your own. All our hats are inspected regularly and meet all current safety standards

Q - Do I need any experience?

A - No. Your guide will accompany you, who will ride out or walk beside you with a lead rope attached to the Clydesdale if required. Our Clydesdales do not mind if you have never ridden before.

Q - Can I take the horses out on my own?

A - No, all participants are accompanied by an experienced handler who will ride out or walk with you.

Q - Are you a riding school?

A - No. We do not participate in riding lessons, we give pleasure rides without official instruction. Our Clydesdale Horses are not trained to be nose to tail riding horses, we take them on lots of different routes and of varied speeds which keeps them happy. We can recommend a riding school.

Q – Is there a weight restriction for riding?

A – Yes [Updated 2016] Maximum weight - Experienced, accomplished rider up to 18 stone [252lb/114kg]. Novice and non rider up to 15 stone [210lb/95kg]. We always put the Clydesdales health and welfare first.

Q – Do I have to be fit to ride?

A – Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to lift and carry.

Q - What should I wear?

A - Comfortable hard wearing outdoor clothing suitable for the time of year, riding boot or boots with a very low heel, waterproofs if necessary. We do want you to be disappointed that you can not ride on your experience so please ware suitable footwear as we do not stock footwear at the farm.


 

 
Q - Booking Information

A - Pdf download of booking information

Q - Privacy Policy

A - Pdf download of Blackstone Privacy Policy

Q - Terms and Conditions

A - Pdf download of Blackstones Terms and Conditiions

Q - Riders Form

A - Interactive riders form

Q - Carriage Drive From

A - Interactive carriage driving form

Q - Walking Farm Tour Form

A - Interactive walking tour form

Q - DIG-a-Day Form

A - Interactive DIG-a-Day form

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Call: 07785 522 735