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

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Playing tag with Alfie!


Claudia Highland Champion of Breed  2012 & 2013
Ready for riding out
Peek a Boo!!
Farm Trekking
I hope you've had your spinach today! John
Shower time for Milly
Milly herding the geese

 

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

 

John, Mo, Lynsey and Andy at Blackstone Farm

Blackstone Farm family

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 Experience... from £37.00 per person

On arrival at the centre you will be greeted by one of the Blackstone family where you will discuss what you will be doing on your unique time with us, conduct the essential safety briefing and 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.

With your time you can enjoy interacting with all the farm animals, work with the Clydesdales in harness on the land, ride in saddle or drive with our carriage. Halter Carlos and Hayden our Alpaca boys, Henrietta and Bubbles the Mischievous Donkeys or Bachy and Claudia the feisty Highland Coos and take them 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 or bareback riding

 

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 handler 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

 

 



     

Farm Trek

Farm Trek - from £37.00 per person    

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 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!

 Park, Woodland & local Estate Trek
 

OFF Farm Trek
 

Park, Woodland & Local Estate Trek

Two, Three or Four hour experience only.

A leisurely trek along the public Woodroad Park walkway, into our local town of Cumnock, following Auchinleck burn into our local and beautiful Dumfries Estate grounds making your way back to the farm through Knockroon Woods, enjoying the beautiful scenery as you go.


Family Time - from £190.00

 

Unique experience. FUN for ALL the Family

Family Time

FUN Time

Clydesdale Time
    

Family Time experience is a fun filled shared two hours experience using two Riding Clydesdales and Diggers from DIG-a-Day, with everybody getting up close, John is on hand to give guidance and answer all you questions when Interacting will all the animals, meet, touch and feed them. Fun for children and adults alike.

Children can be of any age as parent/guardian hold responsibility on the day. Family Time group bookings are a minimum of four participants.

Children must be able to support their own body weight, and be properly fitted with a safety hat. We have the smallest hats available and our priority is to keep your child safe. If the hat does not fit, unfortunately they cannot take part. 

 

Please call for information on our "Family Time" group experience

   

Family FUN Time with
Maytime and Digger    


Beach Ride £85.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Ayr Beach

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Beach Time with Alfie

Blackstone Clydesdales Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Greenan Beach

Two Hour experience only

Enjoy your Clydesdale Experience at an Ayrshire beach with one of our beautiful Blackstone heavy horse family.

Please note the beach experience runs all year but we a guided by the tides and weather

Clydesdale Horse and the Seaside...

Perfect start to refresh both body & soul


"Love My Clydesdale" - from £300.00 per person

Spend three, four, five, or six days to love your chosen Clydesdale at Blackstone, starting at 10.30am, lunch with the family and finishing at 3.00pm

Our aim is to give you hands-on experience of what life is like looking after, preparing, showing, working, riding and driving one of Blackstones amazing Clydesdale horses.  Your unique time with us can be scheduled to your interests and requirements or you can just leave it to us... Use your days through-out the year or make a holiday of it...  Booking dates are under the same principal first come first served with the option to reschedule without losing your time.

 

Gem, Maytime & John at Blackstone Clydesdaels

Why not make a holiday of it..

Blackstone Farm Tour £10.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr SeashoreDressed to impress
 
Blackstone Clydesdales Horse Riding at Ayr SeashoreEiligh our Highland Girl
 

One Hour experience only

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


"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 £25.00 per person

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Carlos, Hayden and Murro

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Maytime and the girls

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Claudia and Bachy the Highland Girls

As well as the great feeling that you will get from helping one of our Clydesdale or farm animals, in your adoption pack you will receive

  • A special photo
  • An adoption certificate and Information about your adoptee.
  • Invitation to your adoptee’s birthday party, where you can celebrate with us at the farm, give lots of cuddles, feed and take plenty photos.
  • Your name will go on the Adoption board in the stable and you will become a new member of Blackstone Family.

 

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse

   "Foster Me" £1500.00 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 20 times a year to ride in saddle, drive your gentile giant in harness on the land or 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
  • Invitation to your Clydesdale's birthday party, where you can celebrate with us at the farm, give lots of cuddles, feed and take plenty photos.
  • 20 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 Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

Blackstone Clydesdales Heavy Horse Riding at Ayr Seashore

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.


Experiences include a souvenir gift with Personalised Certificate.

Available ALL YEAR. Booking is a must. You can enjoy a one, two, three or four hour experience.

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