UCRS is a unique community-run riding school in the beautiful Outer Hebrides
Situated close to the village of Balivanich, we’re centrally based for your island stay. Locals and visitors alike relish the opportunity to ride our friendly horses and participate in the running of our community stables. As a registered charity, we’re able to offer subsidised rides and experiences for all.
Supported by our highly trained, enthusiastic staff and our voluntary committee, UCRS provides memories you will not forget.
At present there are 20 horses and ponies of all sizes in the Riding School. If you are over five years old and whatever your level of experience, the staff will be able to match you up to a suitable mount. To help build confidence, we can offer ‘meet the horse’ sessions, where you can help feed, groom and clean out horses, all under careful supervision.
As a community organisation, the riding school is an important feature of Uist. It is well supported by local people as well as visitors, many of whom visit year after year on their trips to the islands.
Uist Community Riding School is run by a voluntary committee and, although there is a core of salaried staff, it also relies heavily on voluntary work carried out both by adults and by local young people for whom the riding school forms an important part of their learning and social development.
Uist Community Riding School, East Camp, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LA.
Tel: 01870 602808. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company No. SC187242 Charity No. SC028094