Horse Riding at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

The Riding Centre

The centre offers riding lessons and expansive hacking and trekking – taking over the reins from Dryden Riding Centre, which Jenny started 40 years ago with just six highland ponies. The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre now has around 40 horses and ponies and is available for lessons and hacking 7 days a week. The centre is BHS approved and all instructors are first aid trained and have full disclosures. There is the opportunity to have lessons with Ian Stark on your own or his horses.


The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is a Scottish forum for competitions and training in all equestrian disciplines. Further details can be found in the fixtures section of the website. The arena and facilities are available for hire to any organisation interested in running their own events – for prices see ‘Facility Hire.’


The Centre comprises a large indoor school, meeting room and kitchen/cafe, as well as loo and shower facilities. Work on our outdoor school has now been completed  and preparations on the cross country schooling area have begun. We have a complete set of affiliated show jumps.


The Sir Wattie School (indoor) is 60x27m, boasts a top-spec Martin Collins Ecotrack surface (as seen at Olympia and The Royal Windsor Showground) and can be divided into smaller areas with custom made A-frame boarding. Indoor arena hire is £40.80 per hour.


The Glenburnie Outdoor Arena is 60x24m, boasts a top-spec Martin Collins Ecotrack surface (as seen at Olympia and The Royal Windsor Showground). This an ideal warm-up facility when competitions are being held in the Indoor. The hire rate for the arena – is £30 per hour.


Murphy’s Meeting Room is 6x3m and can be opened up into Jaybee’s Café or sectioned off for privacy. The room is provided with seating for up to 12 people, and still and sparkling water is provided as standard. There are power points positioned around the room and free Wi-Fi access. The meeting room hire is £24 per hour.