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Shanter Riding Centre

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Excellent individual Staff attention for your own abilities!

Being an intermediate horse rider with a lot of experience , it was great to have some well... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Mike K

Very friendly. Daughter did 1hr hack on beach (included canter/gallop) and 2hr hack to Culzean... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Jude M
Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 Jul 2017
“Excellent individual Staff attention for your own abilities!”
11 Jun 2017
“Riding no longer available”
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Being an intermediate horse rider with a lot of experience , it was great to have some well structured extra tuition from Phoebe with a great equine educational grounding which suited my dressage aspirations. Great relaxed atmosphere which allows you to also experience a good...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Phoned today only to be told the Centre no longer provides horse riding. It would be helpful if the owners could either update their website (which currently advertises a variety of riding options) to reflect this, or take it down altogether - and would, I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
6  Thank Cathkins
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly. Daughter did 1hr hack on beach (included canter/gallop) and 2hr hack to Culzean Castle (mostly walking). Was confident that skills were properly assessed and she was matched with two lively ponies/horses. She really enjoyed, although preferred the 1hr due to the beach cantering!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jude M
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Went for our first horse ride yesterday and again today. Ian and Clare, the owners of Shanter Riding Centre, were excellent hosts. Ian took our entire family on a horse ride out of the stables onto the beach on both days. My daughter learnt to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Shung
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the two hour ride along the beach and around Culzean Castle. The location was ideal with great views of the sea, lighthouse, islands and castle grounds. We are not experienced riders but did not feel intimidated. The guide, Amy, was great and the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank JamesJoy
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We had a party of six ranging from 11 to 40 something, and the trek was outstanding. The staff were really friendly, horses all great, cantering along the beach was the stuff of childhood dreams! Then round culzean castle, doesn't get any better than that....More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Azerbjan
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We recently stayed at the turnberry and decided to book a beach ride at shanter riding centre while we were there. We had so much fun! The staff at the riding center are very friendly and safety conscious. The horses and ponies are obviously very...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank BelliniGirl90
Reviewed 11 September 2014

My daughter recently done the beach and hack ride which she thouroly enjoyed. She said it was a brilliant experience. Will definitely use these stables again.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Alison F
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I've started going every week and the staff are professional, very safety conscious, helpful and friendly. I take other people with me most weeks at different levels of riding and everyone needs are met. Fully recommended. What better than a ride along the beach?

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Audrey W
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This riding centre offers beach rides and that is definitely what you get. Been here a couple of times now and my friends have also started travelling down just for the ride on the beach. Horses are great and very well trained, no racing or...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Response from Shung | Reviewed this property |
I pre booked them via the Starwoods Turnberry hotel. Mind you that they charge twice as much as they ferry you to and from the riding centre