Essential Information

Rider Ability Levels

Complete Beginner

Never been on a horse or pony.


Can control at the walk. Limited experience trotting.


Can control in all paces including rising trot and canter. In canter must be able to maintain a forward seat, otherwise no cantering will be allowed.

Strong Intermediate

Rides regularly and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across easy terrain and jump small obstacles.


Confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across all terrain, jump any obstacles and can handle a spirited horse.

Please be honest about your ability so you get the most from your Equus riding experience.


Equus has a 15 stone/95kg weight limit for riding. Riding over this weight is at the discretion of the Owner and rides can be cancelled – so please be ‘weight honest’ for the welfare of the horses and your enjoyment.

Important Notices

Please note these important points when visiting Equus:

1. We apologise but we cannot currently accept card payments.

2. Dogs are not allowed so do not bring them with you.

3. If attending a whole day event bring lunch with you.

4. No smoking is allowed at Equus.

What to Wear

DO WEAR: Jodhpurs, chaps and boots or full length riding boots if you have them. Long leg wear like comfortable trousers or leggings and shoes with a small heel (i.e. walking shoes or Chelsea style boots) are essential.


Flat soled trainers (like Converse & Sketchers), shoes with buckles, platforms or high heels.  Shorts, 3/4 length trousers, skirts and dresses are not suitable.

Equus can provide a helmet.

Weather Conditions

Moray is famous for changing weather conditions. Lessons, forest or beach hacks are very rarely cancelled due to the weather, so please wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day and also cater for changing conditions.

What to Expect

On arrival you will be asked to fill out a Rider Registration Form, which is an Equus insurance requirement.  You will then be provided with safety equipment (helmet & high visibility bib) as required; introduced to your horse and briefed on what to expect as you get mounted.


Please can all riders arrive 15mins before the lesson or hack.

Equus reserve the right to cancel the hack or lesson if the riders arrive too late and any deposit will be forfeited.

Find us here…

Equus Scotland

Contact us by e-mailing:
or calling: 07917 572154.

“We loved it… what a great day!”

I come every Saturday to ride VP – its BRILLIANT!


A magical experience for the whole family and a personal dream come true.
Visiting Family


I have progressed from a nervous beginner to somebody who can pop a small jump with confidence.