The Borders provide some of the best horse riding in the United Kingdom. With 350 kilometres of old drove roads, river routes, disused railways and tracks, riders can journey for days amidst stunning scenery.
A variety of riding hacks are available at Kimmerston Riding Centre, instructional rides, moor rides, hill rides and beach rides. www.kimmerston.com.
Peter Neilson - Horse Whisperer
Local author and horse whisperer Peter Neilson's books and healing expertise with horses are a Borders legend. Peter who lives near Kelso is Scotland's extremely gifted "Horse Whisperer". www.whisperinghorses.co.uk.
Millfield Heavy Horse Association, Hay Farm Steading, Ford, Berwick on Tweed, TD12 4TR
Hayfield Farm Heavy Horse Centre on the Ford and Etal Estate in Northumberland is a fascinating day's visit. The Centre which houses the British Heavy Breeds, the Suffolk Punch, the Shire, the Clysedale and the French Percheron Horses. is full of horse drawn vehicles and farm machinery.
Horses are for hire and the centre offers a shop and picnic areas. www.hayfarmheavies.co.uk.
Horse Racing - Kelso Racecourse, TD5 7SX
Kelso Racecourse is a thoroughbread horse racing venue situated in Kelso. The official website describes it as "Britains Friendliest Racecourse". It was voted Scotlands best racecourse in Scotland and the north of England in 2017, 2012 and 2014 by the Racegoers Club. The first recorded meeting took place in 1734 at Caverton Edge and Kelso Racecourse opened in 1822 and it is known as the Dukes Course. It is owned by Kelso Races, Ltd. www.kelso-races.co.uk.
- Pet Friendly
- Self Catering
- Free Parking
- Parking Facilities
- Golf Course Nearby
- Family Rooms
- Internet Services
- Horse Riding
- City Breaks
- Romantic Breaks
- Walking Holidays
- Country Retreat