CLYDESDALE HEAVY HORSE RIDING, THE EXPERIENCE, IN AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND

 

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John at Blackstone Clydesdales

Sisters Bonny and Milly

Blackstone Clydesdales Beach RideGreenock Castle on Ayr Beach Ride
Blackstone Clydesdales the Glen Peek a Boo!!
Alfie at Blackstone Farm ClydesdalesFarm Trekking with Alfie
Bachy at Blackstone FarrmBachy the Highland Coo
Fern at Blackstone ClydesdalesForrest Fern

 

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Throughout your visit John, Magi and the Blackstone family will be on hand to guide you through your experience.

 

Our Blackstone Farm Family

John, Mo and Andy at Blackstone Farm

John, Andy and Mo

John, Craig & Sonya at Blackstone Farm John, Craig and Sonya

Mo, Sonya and Fiona at Blackstone Farm

Mo, Sonya and Fiona

John and Craig at Blackstone Farm

John and Craig

Magi and Jack at Blackstone Farm

Magi & Jack

 

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Playing tag with Alfie!

Blackstone Clydesdales Highland Champion Claudia with calf Adam
Claudia Highland Champion of Breed  2012 & 2013
Blackstone Clydesdales Henrietta Peek a Boo!!
Blackstone farmFarm Trekking
Blackstone Clydesdales bath timeShower time for Milly
Blackstone Clydesdales Milly having funMilly herding the geese

The Experience is YOUR TIME...

Try a little of everything or stick to our beautiful Clydesdale Horses

Trek on horseback on or off farm...     The choice is YOURS...

The Farm Experience -

one or two hours from £50.00 to £80.00 per person

On arrival at the centre you will be greeted by one of our Blackstone family members where you will discuss what you will be doing on your unique time with us, conduct the essential COVID and safety briefing then get you kitted out with hi-vis waistcoat and a safety hat if required

Our aim is to give you the chance to get a taste for what life is like looking after and preparing some of our amazing Clydesdale horses and other farm animals by getting hands-on.

This is a very individual experience and will vary depending on your requirements, weather and the farms needs.

  Gem, Maytime & John at Blackstone Clydesdaels
Herding the Geese at Blackstone Clydesdales
 
Nose to Nose at Blackstone Clydesdales
    
Moo 'Diny ken whit a' the fuss is aboot" at Blackstone Clydesdales

View at Blackstone Clydesdales on top of Iron Ore Bing

 

Alfie on the cart at Blackstone Clydesdales

 

The Glen at Blackstone Clydesdales

 

Your Experience is tailored for you at Blackstone Farm. Pick your time scale 1 or 2 hours at the farm, 2, 3 or 4 hours Estate/woodland riding or 2 hour riding on the beach.

For example at the farm with your time you can enjoy interacting with all the farm animals, work with the Clydesdales in harness on the cart, ride in saddle or drive with our carriage. Halter Carlos and Hayden our Alpaca boys, Bubbles the Mischievous Donkey or Bachy the feisty Highland Coo and take her for a walk. Assist in washing, grooming, mucking out, tacking up and feeding the animals, giving you an insight into their lives.

 

For experienced riders why not try your hand at herding on horseback, Boswell Estate ride, Dumfries Estate ride or Beach ride.

 

We are very flexible and try not to have a set routine as everybody has a different idea of what fun is!

If you don’t like something while visiting, we can mix it up.

 

All participants are accompanied by an experienced guide whether on farm, off farm , beginner or experienced.

 

Highland Girls " here they come again" at Blackstone Clydesdales

 

We can see the Carrick Hills from Blackstone Clydesdales

 

 



90min Carriage Driving £85.00 per person ; Passengers £12.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Alfie and Randolf dressed to impress

Carriage Driving

Assist with grooming and harnessing up your Clydesdale for the carriage in your one to one driving experience. After your introduction, take the rains and try your hand at driving your Clydesdale. We participate in assisted driving only where you will be accompanied by your guide in the carriage/cart. You have the option to invite 4 guests to join you on your carriage ride as passengers. We do not participate in driving lessons.

No weight restriction.


Farm Trek - One or Two hours from £50.00 per person

 

Blacsktone Clydesdales Farm walk

Farm Trek

Blackstone Clydesdales Farm walk

Blackstone farm Ride suitable for non, novice and experienced riders

A leisurely trek over the beautiful and relaxing farm land, amongst the highland cattle, up and over the old iron ore works following the winding burn or off farm to the woodlands enjoying the varied riding terrain available, you may even be lucky and spot one of the many wild animals, local to the area. Oh.. and this doesn't include John!

Blackstone Clydesdales woodland walk

OFF Farm Trek
 

Boswell Estate Trek from £100.00 per person [inclusive of £10 food voucher]

Two or three hour Boswell Estate Ride, for experienced/competent riders only.

A leisurely trek on the Estate pathways or crank it up and go for the heavy horse adrenaline rush galloping in open fields steeped in generations of history, enjoying the beautiful scenery as you go.

Finish off with a light lunch, cake and coffee in Boswells Coffee House.

Boswell ride is not private, with a minimum of two and a maximum of six participants. If you are a single rider you could be joining a group.

Not suitable for riders who have not ridden in an English style bridle, saddle and stirrups.

Private Boswell Estate rides available please call for details and cost 07785522735

 

Dumfries Estate Trek from £130.00 per person

Dumfries Estate Ride three of four hour private Estate ride for experienced/competent riders only.

A leisurely private trek to Dumfries Estate starting from Blackstone Farm through our local park and pathways enjoying the beautiful scenery steeped in generations of history, meandering back to the farm then crank it up and go for the heavy horse adrenaline rush galloping in the farms open fields.

 

Weight restriction applies to riding. Extra cost to hire safety riding hat.

Not suitable for riders who have not ridden in an English style bridle, saddle and stirrups.

Unavailable to purchase online. Please call for details 07785522735

Blackstone Clydesdales Estate Walk   Blackstone Clydesdales Woodland Walk   Blackstone Clydesdales Estate Walk   Blackstone Clydesdales Estate Walk   Blackstone Clydesdales Woodland Walk

One Hour Blackstone Cuddle Time £50.00 per person

Blackstone Farm Education

Blackstone Farm Education

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Your private one hour hands on Clydesdale experience with the opportunity to groom, cuddle, walk and treat your Clydesdale with your guide beside you, getting up close and personal while finding out about your chosen Clydesdale. After your introduction, collect your Clydesdale from the field if required, walk to the stable, grooming and assist tacking up if you would like to hop on for a ride during your time. If not feed, cuddle and turn your Clydesdale back out to the field if required. Or meet our other farm residents at Blackstone within your time.

 

Weight restriction applies to riding. Extra cost to hire safety riding hat.

We do not participate in riding lessons, we offer pleasure riding only.


Blackstone Walking Farm Tour £15.00 per person

 

FUN for ALL

Unique experience for all family and friends

One Hour experience only

A private guided walking tour of Blackstone farm with your personal guide, meeting our amazing Clydesdale horses and all the farm animals including some farm favourites oor Highland Coo's, getting up close and personal while finding out about our Blackstone family and history.

 

Blackstone Farm Education

Education

Blackstone Farms Flora and Itzi

Itzi and Flora
 

Blackstone Clydesdales highland girlie Eiligh

Eilidh the Highland Coo
 

Blackstone Clydesdales highland girlie Eiligh

Hello
 

Blackstone Clydesdales walking tour

Hello Alfie

Two Hour Beach Ride £110.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Greenan Beach

Meet us at our local beach to ride one of our beautiful Clydesdale heavy horse family.

Please note to ride on the beach you must be able to give direction, instruction and be a competent enough rider to control the Clydesdales actions. Not suitable for non rides and riders who have not ridden in an English style bridle, saddle and stirrups.

 

Beach rides not private, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 participants. If you are a single rider you could be joining a group.

 

The beach experience times are guided by the tides and weather

Weight restriction applies to riding. Extra cost to hire safety riding hat.

Private Beach rides available please call for details and cost 07785522735

Blackstone Clydesdales at Ayr seaside

Clydesdale Horse and the Seaside...

Perfect start to refresh both body & soul


"Love My Clydesdale" - from £690.00 per person per day

 

Unavailable to purchase online. Please call for details 07785522735

Love My Clydesdale experience is set up to what you would like to do or achieve when you are with us!

Spend three, or four days to love your chosen Clydesdale at Blackstone Farm, sleeping over on the farm or in the farmhouse.

 

Our aim is to give you a hands-on experience of what life is like looking after, preparing, showing, working, riding/trekking and driving one of Blackstone amazing Clydesdale horses.  Your unique time with us can be scheduled to your interests and requirements or you can just leave it to us..

 

Blackstone Clydesdaels Digger

Why not make a holiday of it, with a trip to East Ayrshire, when visiting Scotland, Ireland, England or Wales

"Memories for life"
Give your favourite Clydesdale or farm animal security throughout the year with our Adopt or Foster Me program. A Fantastic Gift

"Adopt Me" - from £60.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Alpaca Boys Carlos, Hayden and Murro

Carlos, Hayden and Murro

Blackstone Clydesdales Maytime and her girls

Maytime and the girls

Blackstone Clydesdales highland Coos Claudia and Bachy

Claudia and Bachy the Highland Girls

As well as the great feeling that you will get from helping one of our Clydesdales [£100] or farm animals [£60], in your adoption pack you will receive

  • A photo with information sheet about your adoptee.
  • A personalised adoption certificate.
  • Complimentary invitation for one to your meet your adoptee, give lots of cuddles, feed and take plenty photos. then join us on a mini walking farm tour.
  • Your name will go on the Adoption board in the stable and you will become a new member of Blackstone Family.

 

Blackstone Clydesdales Dutchess Lady and Eden Beau

   "Foster Me" £2250.00 per person annually
 

Foster one of your very own beautiful Clydesdales for a year and become a member of the Blackstone family.

Visit your fostered Clydesdale at the Farm from 10.30-2.30, up to 48 times a year to ride in saddle, drive your gentile giant in harness with the carriage with us to guide you, or just cuddle.... the choices are limitless.

 

As well as the great feeling that you will get from working with your Clydesdale, in your fostering pack you will recieve.

  • A photo and Information sheet about your chosen Clydesdale
  • Your name will go on the fostering board in the stable and you will become a new member of Blackstone Family
  • Complimentary invitation for one for someone to join you on the farm to meet your adoptee, give lots of cuddles, feed and take plenty photos. then join us on a mini walking farm tour.
  • 48 days not enough! add extra time at the special foster parent rate

Booked dates are under the same principal first come first served with the option to reschedule without losing your time.

Blackstone Clydesdales Eden Beau

Blackstone Clydesdales Alfie, Captain and BentleyOur Clydesdales

Everything raised through “Foster Me” or "Adopt Me"will be used on animal welfare, veterinary and farrier cost. All our animals available on the fostering or adoption program will remain the property of Blackstone Farm. The fostering and adoption program runs for 12 months from your payment date. T&C apply.


Experience include a souvenir gift with Personalised Certificate.

Riding and Driving available March to October, but will only be available weather and farm logistics permitting.

Advanced booking is a must. You can enjoy a one, two, three or four hour experience.

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