Go on a Horse Riding Adventure in Argyll

Discover Argyll on horseback! With over 3,700 kilometres of coastline, fabulous forests, ancient trails and vast tracts of open countryside, Argyll is a rider’s paradise. 

Top Horse Riding Holiday Destinations in Argyll

Whether you want a pony trek or a week-long horse riding adventure, Argyll offers it all with plenty of riding centres catering to all abilities.

Horse Riding Holidays in Kintyre

Wilder Ways will take you on an unforgettable riding journey through some of the lesser-known parts of Argyll. There’s an action-packed calendar of events in locations across Argyll throughout 2017. Customers can bring their own horse and there’s even the opportunity to sleep out under the stars.

Ride along the beach in Kintyre Southend.
Ride along the beach in Kintyre Southend. Image: Wilder Ways

Horse Riding on the Isle of Bute

Or how about an island adventure? Discover the island of Bute on horseback with Ardbrannan Riding Centre. Located just two miles from Rothesay town centre and in the heart of stunning Argyll countryside, Ardbrannan has horses and ponies to suit all levels of rider. Ballivicar Farm, located in the south of the island of Islay neat Port Ellen, offers pony trekking for all levels of riders. Islay Pony Trekking, based at Sanaigmore Farm in the north west of Islay, is another option.

Horse Riding in the Heart of Argyll

Argyll Adventure is based just south of Inveraray on the shore of Loch Fyne. Loch and forest trails surround the riding centre, giving you the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts of Argyll on horseback. Bring out your inner pioneer at Lunga Riding Stables. This ranch-style stables offers Western trail riding experiences. The stables are in a lovely location in Lunga Estate overlooking Craobh Have and the Sound of Jura with views across the Firth of Lorne.

There are thousands of miles of bridleways and trails criss-crossing Argyll which provide fantastic riding in stunning scenery on varied terrain. Adventurous riders can explore sections of the Kintyre Way, the Cowal Way, the John Muir Way, Fearnoch Forest, the West Island Way on Bute and the West Loch Lomond Cycle Route.