|Barrglen Equitation Centre|
Barrglen Equitation Centre´s proprietor, Fiona McArthur is a qualified BHSAI (reg´d) instructor. Fiona qualified in August 1993 while working in a competition/ livery yard for Trisha Harvey, in Ayrshire. From there, gaining teaching experience working in riding centres in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire, before heading off to New Zealand and Australia.
On returning home to Kintyre, Fiona decided to fulfil her lifetime ambition and began designing the layout of the outdoor arena and stables. Next on the agenda was to begin searching for suitable horses. On the 2nd May 1997, the doors opened for the first time offering pony rides to children under the age of 6 years and riding lessons for beginners, through to the more experienced rider - both adults and children. From here the business has gone from strength to strength. Since opening it has won the 1998 PSYBT Council Award (local) and was Argyll´s finalist in the 1998 Highlands and Islands PSYBT Business Award in Inverness.
Barrglen is set in 5,000 acres of a working hill sheep farm, situated in a quiet secluded glen, approximately half way down the beautiful and world famous Kintyre peninsula amongst the rolling heather hills and forestry with access to sandy beaches and spectacular views of Ireland, Gigha, Cara, Islay and Jura. The centre is designed to encourage small groups of adults, families and accompanied children to come along and improve their riding skills in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Good quality well-trained horses are available to suit all levels of ability; "The good, the bad and the wobbly" are all welcome and thoroughly catered for!!
Own Horse Welcome
Other Activities Available