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Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience

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Rigg Road | Blackstone Farm, Cumnock KA18 3JJ, Scotland
+44 1290 421639
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Did the beach ride on Clyde. Wonderful, lovely horse. Great day out. Will be back you have really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
High expectations but didn't deliver

Everyone was very nice and riding the Cyldesdales was amazing. The reason we didn't enjoy it was... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
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FUN TIME. Ride our Clydesdale Horses or Jump on a BIG yellow Digger for some operating fun. There is always something to do on the farm enjoy interacting with our Clydesdale Horses, Heilan Coos, Alpacas and Mischievous Donkeys while meeting all the farm animals giving you an insight into their lives. The experience is tailored to suit you. Try your hand at riding or driving our Clydesdale Heavy Horses, grooming, mucking out, tacking up, bareback riding, herding on horseback, walking and feeding all the animals. This is a very individual experience and will vary depending on you requirements and weather.NO EXPERIANCE REQUIRED.WHY NOT try Something Different - the 'BIG TOY' experience at DIG-a-day. Operate a mini to 14Ton digger or big yellow JCB Tractor, putting your coordination skills to the test in challenges set. OR MIX IT UP - Combining DIG-a-Day and Blackstone Clydesdales in one experience.Great for all the family for children and adults alike. NO DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED.
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Rigg Road | Blackstone Farm, Cumnock KA18 3JJ, Scotland
+44 1290 421639
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the beach ride on Clyde. Wonderful, lovely horse. Great day out. Will be back you have really got to try this.

Thank Ciscop3
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Everyone was very nice and riding the Cyldesdales was amazing. The reason we didn't enjoy it was that they literally walked you around for miles. We do horse back riding all the time and while we are not experts we know how to ride. Each...More

Thank Goldrider
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Third visit in less than a year and never disappointed. This time I treated my friend to an hours experience for his 84 birthday! A nice wee jaunt out in the cart pulled by Alfie and then a gentle ride round the bing. Thanks to...More

Thank Pam2312
Reviewed May 19, 2017

A number of us from LSE's riding club came up to Scotland for the day to have a 2 hour beach ride in Ayr, and the ride was amazing! We cantered along the beach and went into the sea with the horses - it was...More

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I contacted them for the first time the evening before I wanted to ride and was delighted when they replied later that evening saying they could indeed accommodate me the following day. Communication was great - gave me all the information I needed and responsive...More

Thank Skatexplorer
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Had a wonderful afternoon with all the Blackstone team. Were introduced to the horses who are a huge family by John, who is clearly an extremely responsible owner. The horse are beautifully cared for and a joy to ride. We'll certainly be coming back for...More

Thank Amelia H
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing ride. My husband is a total novice and they catered for him so we could have a lovely hack into the woods. Horses and staff are amazing. I highly recommend going

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed May 1, 2017

My first ever beach ride on a Clydesdale and it was totally awesome . Early start as we met at 7 in the morning but it was totally worth it . I was on the lovely Missy who was brilliant . We went in the...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

I spent a fabulous couple of hours here, firstly doing a driving experience with John and gentle giant Alfie the Clydesdale, followed by visiting all the other beautiful Clydesdales. It was all the more special to get up close with their new 6 day old,...More

Thank Heather4027
Reviewed April 19, 2017

What a fantastic place - horses are beautiful, staff were so keen to give us the best experience possible. Not a boring plod like other riding establishments, but a full on Clydesdale experience at a pace to suit! Loved it!

Thank Ecuthb14
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Sarah M
Can I ride a Clydesdale?
September 6, 2016|
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Response from hd_morgan | Reviewed this property |
Blackstone Clydesdale is suitable for all levels of experience - absolute beginner's to experienced riders. Be honest about your experience level and they will recommend a ride to suit your experience level. Highly... More
Emily S
What is the best way to get to you from Glasgow without having a car?
August 30, 2016|
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Response from BlackstoneFarm | Property representative |
Hi if you are traveling by train or bus we can pick you at at our local village and town, Auchinleck Train Station or Cumnock Bus Station once you are booked just send me your travel schedule and I can arrange from my end... More
How much does it cost?
February 4, 2016|
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Response from NinaStanger | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember how much it was for myself and 2 daughters but the website gives very clear pricing. However I do know that it was worth it and a fabulous experience that we will always treasure. We are hoping to do it... More