Useful Links - the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

Useful Links

Ale Water Valley Map
Download a PDF file of the Ale Water Valley Map. Download the Alewater Map Here



Our primary stabling supplier is Karen Orr, who is located at the lower Greenhill Farm on the left just after you turn off the A7 (TD7 4NP). Karen’s stables are literally two minutes from the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre and horsebox parking can be provided by arrangement. Karen has a number of stables / small turnout paddocks available for overnight stops, whether you are competing or holidaying, and you can be sure of a warm welcome.
For further information or to make a booking please contact Karen on 01750 725736 or 07825 309799.


More stabling can be arranged with Wendy Bell at Mill Pond House, Clerklands, approximately 5 minutes drive from ISEC (TD6 9JR) To enquire/book please contact Wendy on 07834 093 666 or email


Auld Skuil
Further stabling can be arranged with Sandra Grieve at The ‘Auld Skuil’ B & B, Ashkirk, Selkirk, TD7 4NY, approximately 5-10 minutes drive from ISEC. To enquire/book please contact Sandra on 01750 32268 or email


Sunnycroft Farmhouse B&B
Stabling and B&B Accommodation available approx. 10 mins from ISEC. Sunnycroft Farm, Lindean, Selkirk, TD7 4QW. To enquire / book please contact Christine on 01750 722386 / 07960426608 or email


Satchells Farm B&B

Stabling (for 4 horses) and B&B Accommodation available approx. 10 mins from ISEC. Satchells Farm, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JU. Please contact Emma on 01835 870829/ 07779 481566 or email


Old Melrose Lodge
4 stables available with grazing if required. Parking for 2x 7.5t or trailers. Camping available in the field. No HGVs. Dogs by prior arrangement as we have livestock. 17 mins from ISEC. Call 07912 690 175 or email


River Cottage & Tweed Cottage at Old Melrose
For those wanting self catered accommodation with stabling, these two cottages (2 bed and 3 bed) have been lovingly refurbished to a high standard and are set in a peaceful and secluded spot on the beautiful Old Melrose Estate near Melrose (12 miles from ISEC). The cottages occupy a gorgeous woodland setting on a peninsula that has the River Tweed on 3 sides with miles of pretty walks and riverside trails. The Estate offers stabling for 3 horses and a private turnout paddock. Full details can be found at Tel 01835 822277

Event Photography


Melanie Horne Photography
Melanie is present at most ISEC Competitions capturing the moment.
Please visit her website for pictures


M-N-G Photography

Photo sessions are possible in the Scottish Borders, East Lothian & North Northumberland area.
Mark Gibbons:


Equestrian Jumps
Jump 4 Joy
World class show jumps, cross country jumps…


Tweedside Equestrian Jumps
Quality, affordable jumps in the Borders. Contact Adrian on 07837 640 986


Feed/Bedding Merchants
Nixon Hay & Straw
Hay and Straw Merchants based in the Scottish Borders



Greenhill Bothy
A beautiful cottage situated at the equestrian centre available for self catering. One bedroom, sleeps 3 with one in the sitting room. Contact Jenny on 07831 355674 or email


Fauhope House
Boutique Hotel in Melrose…


Auld Skuil
B & B in Ashkirk, Selkirk


Synton Mains Cottages
Self catering holiday cottages – contact 01750 32388 or email


Sarah R. Thomson Dental Surgery
0131 229 2871 | 226 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4DE

Local Cafes/Restaurants


Jammy Coo
Cafe & small Art gallery – contact 01835 870537


New Woll Estate
Restaurant – contact 01750 32799 or email


The Cross Keys, Ancrum
Local Pub – contact 01835 830242 or email

Local Activities

Bisley Clay Shooting at Braidwood
Clay shooting at Braidwood – contact 01835 870280 or email


Riddell Estate
Fishing & shooting – contact 01835 870309/385