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About Us

TRSS is a small friendly Society concentrating on the recreational riding sector in Scotland, which includes riding centres offering riding lessons and student training plus livery yards offering livery in stunning countryside.

This site features approved riding centres offering a wide range of trekking and riding holidays and whether you are a complete novice keen to sample your first trek on a quiet beach or an experienced rider looking for a trail ride adventure on horseback, you won´t be disappointed.

Riding Centres Close Due to COVID -19

Uncategorised Posted on Fri, March 20, 2020 22:32:17

Sadly Covid -19 has caught up with us and riding centres all over Scotland are shutting their yards to the public. It’s going to be a worrying time and I hope everyone comes safely out the other end and can pick up the reins again. Keep well.

Strathorn Farm, Instructor Vacancy

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, February 11, 2020 21:25:41

Strathorn Farm is a BHS and TRSS approved family run Equestrian Centre based in Aberdeenshire and we have a very exciting package available for the right person to join our friendly team.

We are looking for a full time instructor with a minimum of BHS stage 3 Coaching in Complete Horsesmanship or BHSAI qualifications who must have experience of teaching riders of all levels including group lessons. The right candidate must enjoy teaching children from young beginners up to teenagers and adults. The chosen candidate will also be involved with training our junior staff in riding and horse care working towards their BHS stages and SVQ levels. If you wish to live in, we have a residential mobile home on site and there is the chance to continue with your own training and occasional competing if you wish.

The position involves working a 5 day week which INCLUDES WEEKENDS. During school holidays, there is a possibility to swop your day off for a weekend day. Please send your C.V. if you are interested in this position to:

Mrs Ruth Skinner, Strathorn Farm Stables, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5EJ, Telephone 01464 851204 or Email to Our website is and facebook is Strathorn Farm Stables where you can find information on the yard.

Happy New Year

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, January 08, 2020 14:57:07

Taymouth Mains Stables, Kenmore, wins Best Sports and Recreation Business award

News Posted on Mon, November 11, 2019 22:21:05

Many congratulations to Taymouth Mains Stable Proprietor Kerry Orr and her staff on winning the Perth Business Award 2019 for Best Sports and Recreation Business at Perth Racecourse on Sunday 10th November. Kerry has been building the business since taking over the original stables and now occupies a large site with outdoor arena and customer facilities a couple of miles along the road from Kenmore. She has put her heart and soul into her business, surviving a strangles outbreak when she had to close the yard for weeks two winters ago and now has a large group of young riders who ride weekly in addition to the visitors who enjoy riding out in the estate. It’s wonderful to see her rewarded in this way.

News Posted on Fri, September 13, 2019 11:09:49

Welcome to our new Lewis member

Welcome to our newest members, Leigh and Kirsty from Traigh Mhor Pony Trekking on the Isle of Lewis. This family run business is situated close to the golden sands of Traigh Mhor and offers a wide range of riding activities. Moorland, village and beach treks and hacks are available all year and they also offer lessons and special events such as own a pony day, fun days, gymkhanas and jumping competitions in their all – weather, floodlit arena. Their website is and they can be contacted by phone on 01851 890453 or email

The Summer Season is upon us

News Posted on Mon, June 10, 2019 16:24:59

Centres all over the country are reporting a good start to the season and bookings for the summer months are filling up fast. If you wish to ride during your holidays, please contact the riding centre of your choice as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Very few centres can accommodate riders who turn up on the off chance, especially during the height of the summer.
Horses and staff can only accommodate a set number of riders per week and care has to be taken not to ask horses to work over their allocated hours to prevent injury. Horses need time off to recover during the busy season and some centres will have set rest days when no riding is available or will stagger the available horses to let each horse or pony have a days rest. Centres also adhere to a strict weight limit to prevent back injuries and centres will ask you for an honest weight when booking. Horses and ponies have a maximum amount of weight they can be asked to carry but this also takes into account the weight of the saddle and any other piece of tack or equipment they carry. Riders should wear lightweight clothing with long sleeves to protect arms and legs from insects and scrapes, with suitable footwear, preferably a boot with a small heel – no shorts and no trainers. Some centres provide toe stoppers for riders with less than ideal footwear or can lend a suitable pair of boots if you don’t have anything you can use. If in doubt, speak to the centre staff in advance and make sure you can still ride. Riding hats will be provided to the current standard and it is advisable to wear lightweight gloves to prevent chaffing and to remove all jewellery to prevent injury. Wet weather clothing or warm clothing may be required depending on how the weather is behaving. You don’t need the latest gear to ride but you do want to be comfortable.

Patrick Print Demo and TRSS AGM

News Posted on Wed, May 15, 2019 13:47:22

It is with great pleasure, I announce Patrick Print, OBE, FBHS will be delivering a pole work demo to aid with improving suppleness and sure-footedness as part of the TRSS AGM and Members Day on Monday 20th May with an 11am start at Crieff Hydro indoor arena. As we have had interest in the session from outside the membership, we have opened up the demo to non member centres at a cost of £5 on the door. Member centres and staff are free. For the membership, we are using the Highlander Room in the Hydro for the rest of the programme from 1pm and will have a short break for lunch before starting the short AGM and members discussions. If you wish to attend the demo, please forward your name through the website and I will add you to the list.

Blair Castle Ponies

News Posted on Sun, March 24, 2019 17:27:31

The best way to enjoy the Blair Castle grounds and see the sights. They will be a sad loss.

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