Horse Riding

Drumboy Lodge is central to many horse riding events that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether it’s Agricultural shows, dressage, showing, show jumping or eventing, there’s something for everyone !

For those of you who like horse racing (or even if you jus want to experience something a little different !) – Ayr Racecourse and Hamilton Racecourse are only a 35 minute drive away. Check for racing dates and special ‘family days’ on their websites.

We have some lovely horses on the farm which unfortunately we cannot allow guests to ride for now. Hopefully as COVID restrictions relax, we can get back to offering this soon! I’m so sad about this, as I loved to do this with the children who came to stay .

British Eventing One Day Events are available within a short drive from your holiday cottage. These are horse events where you can see dressage, show jumping and cross country to a very high standard, all on the one day! There are usually stalls and things for the children at these events too.

This self catering accommodation is central to many equestrian centres. West Kype at Strathaven, Jumps at Carluke, Tannoch Stables at Cumbernauld, Strathearn in Perth, Eglinton in Irvine, Maidenhill in Newton Mearns, Tower Farm in Edinburgh and Muirmill and Rowallan in Kilmarnock, and Ingliston in Glasgow to name but a few, where there can be smaller horse events of all kinds going on.most weekends throughout the summer months.

Cross Country courses can be found at Titwood in Kilmaurs, Tannoch Stables in Cumbernauld, Gleneagles, Strathearn in Perth, Biggershiels, Peebles, and Stonehouse along with many others. These venues also run training days and competitions for you to go along and watch.

There are also many local agricultural shows on throughout the summer months. The Royal Highland Show is one of my favourites. An enormous agricultural show that has cattle, tractors, sheep, chickens, flowers, music, garden furniture stands, shops, wild bird displays, shops, show jumping, the list goes on……