Welcome to Cairnhouse Stables











  •  Arran's only   B.H.S.  &  T.R.S.S.  approved centre.

  •  Open all year

  •  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment

  •  Maximum weight  -  12.5 stone, 175 lbs, 79 kgms

  •  Age limit for treks  -  5 years
  •  Pony ride in school 4 years


Cairnhouse Riding Centre, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran



We Offer :    Hacking & Trekking ( horse riding / pony trekking )
for novices and experienced riders.
 The one hour trek is a basic walk with the possibility of a trot if everyone is competent to do so. (Lead rein for beginners).

The two hour hacks are for the more experienced
 rider who can control their horse in walk, trot and canter.




Carefully chosen routes across private farm tracks, hills, sandy beaches, etc., on well cared for horses and ponies to suit your ability.


Private and Group lessons by arrangement.  Qualified Staff.


Livery :   Why not bring your horse or pony on holiday with you and
give them a change of scenery?  -   We have super hacking,
excellent stabling and facilities with 24 hour supervision.





Member of :   British Horse society (B.H.S.) Approved
The Trekking & Riding Society of Scotland (T.R.S.S.)
Approved Ayrshire & Arran Tourist Board


Cairnhouse Stables, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran





Facilities  :    Harlow Stables, Tack Room, Staff Room, Feed Store and Straw Barn, Toilet and facilities for disabled persons, Floodlit Outdoor School
 20m x 40m,  Show Jumps and Car park.


Horses :   Our Horses and Ponies vary in shape and size as I am sure you do! Our smallest is a Welsh Cross standing 10.2hh. We have native ponies, T.B. and Hunter types up to 16.3hh. They are all happy individuals and very much part of the family.


What to Wear :     We can provide riding hats to the B.S.I. standard required, however we advise all clients to wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and footwear must have a flat sole and small heel. Safety is paramount and
 Dawn is a current holder of the H.&S.E. First Aid Certificate.




Cairnhouse Stables, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran


  • Bus stop within minutes of stables.

Cairnhouse Stables, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran