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The Scottish Borders Ride, Scotland

6 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom £3,500 GBP?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,799 AUD

{CUE} Bagpipe fanfare. Hey Outlander tragics: listen UP! Globetrotting is pleased to present The Scottish Borders Ride, designed exclusively for Globetrotters. You won’t find this ride anywhere else in the WORLD.

On this itinerary you’ll have the unique privilege to ride in the Common Ridings – the oldest horse riding festival in the world. You’ll be mounted on a nifty Irish Sport Horse and ride shoulder-to-shoulder with Scottish lads and lassies, tailored in tweed, bursting with good cheer, happy to share a time-honoured tradition.

Now let me just segue into some Scottish history here. The Common Ridings are an annual event celebrated in Scottish Border towns from May through to September. The tradition of Common Riding dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries, during the continual border wars with both England and other clans, when local men risked their lives to protect their town and people from invasion. Long after they ceased to be essential, the Ridings continued in commemoration of local legend, history and tradition. With that said, YOU get to ride in a Common Riding as part of The Scottish Borders Ride. WHOOP!

And when you’re not on a Common Riding, your days will see you trit-trotting across grassy glens, moorlands dotted in sheep and unspoiled coastlines. The dramatic scenery will pull you back in time to a bygone world of clan clashes and romantic tales of damsels in distress.

You’ll be guests at Cringletie House Hotel, which is hands-down amazing, bespoke yet homely. Throughout the week, you’ll be hosted by general manager, Will Haegeland, who will charm you with his Scottish knowledge and hospitality. And let’s not forget the out-of-saddle delights like a wee dram (whisky) beside a crackling fire after a successful Common Riding; the tingle on the back of your neck when ‘Scotland the Brave’ skirls on the pipes at your welcome dinner; and the afternoon when you trade your riding pants for a tartan kilt to try your hand at Highland Games.

It’s a brilliant balance of riding paired with free time to explore the Borders’ historical highlights. *This is why this ride is PERFECT for non-riding partners.

Once you’ve completed The Scottish Borders Ride you’ll qualify as an honorary Scot, having stepped out on a Common Riding, tossed a shot-put in a kilt, slugged a single-malt whisky and appreciated some fine pipe music. Scottish ancestry or not, Outlander fan or not, you need to make a beeline for this ride.

Fast Facts

  • Horse Breed:A mixture of Irish Draughts, Irish Cobs, Irish Sport Horses and Connemaras. *Please note, you can expect to ride a variety of horses throughout your holiday, with different horses being used for the Common Ridings.
  • Pace:The pace is variable, depending on the nature of the terrain, but riders will enjoy long stretches of trotting, fast-paced canters and galloping on Common Riding days.
  • Weight Limit:A maximum of 95kg / 209lbs.
  • Type of tack:English all-purpose saddles.
  • Seasons:May through to September, when the Common Rides through the Scottish Border towns occur.
  • Group size:A maximum of 10 guests per departure.
  • Time in Saddle:This itinerary is variable depending on the individual Common Ridings. Be prepared to ride between 2 to 6 hours daily. Refer to the suggested itinerary for a more accurate breakdown of hours in the saddle.
  • Riding Ability:Suitable for strong intermediate to advanced riders only. This ride is NOT for the faint-hearted - nervous riders would be out of their depth on this ride, not because of the horses, but more due to the pace of the ride. On some of the Common Ridings, you will be riding alongside 300 horses and riders. With such a huge group, a range of unpredictable scenarios can occur, so you need to be alert, calm and quick-thinking. All riders need to be confident trotting and cantering over open and varied terrain, including downhill.  Not sure what your riding ability is? Watch THIS video to find out.
  • Accommodation:Twin share accommodation at Cringletie House Hotel just outside the Scottish Border town of Peebles. With its very distinct architecture, the guest rooms at Cringletie ooze comfort and character while being modern and elegant, with romantic turrets to feature fireplaces. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Bill, the general manager, alongside his team, will go above and beyond to cater for your every need.
  • Ride Length:7 days, 6 nights, with 6 riding days.
  • Inclusions:

    The price includes all riding, twin share accommodation, meals (from first day dinner through to breakfast on the last day) and Common Riding fees.

  • Exclusions:

    The price does not include international flights, travel insurance (compulsory), all transfers, alcohol and dinner on one night of the itinerary (a high tea is included during the afternoon on that particular day).

 

DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

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May 9, 2024May 15, 2024SOLD OUT!
From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,799 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
From: £4,410 GBP ?Tour costs £4,410 GBP which is approximately $8,567 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own room
From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest
May 16, 2024May 22, 2024SOLD OUT!
From: £3,500 GBP ?Tour costs £3,500 GBP which is approximately $6,799 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
From: £4,410 GBP ?Tour costs £4,410 GBP which is approximately $8,567 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own room
From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest
May 30, 2024June 5, 2024SOLD OUT!
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From: £4,410 GBP ?Tour costs £4,410 GBP which is approximately $8,567 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own room
June 16, 2024June 22, 2024SOLD OUT!
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From: £4,410 GBP ?Tour costs £4,410 GBP which is approximately $8,567 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own room
From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest
July 7, 2024July 13, 2024SOLD OUT!
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From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest
July 15, 2024July 21, 2024SOLD OUT!
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From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest

July 21, 2024

*Only 1x Common Ride on this departure.

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August 4, 2024August 10, 2024SOLD OUT!
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From: £4,410 GBP ?Tour costs £4,410 GBP which is approximately $8,567 AUD - Single Rider?Happy to pay a booking supplement for own room
From: £2,000 GBP ?Tour costs £2,000 GBP which is approximately $3,885 AUD - Non Rider?To twin-share with a riding guest

PLEASE NOTE: Only advanced riders can take part in the May departure dates due to the pace and distance of the Common Rides.

**You will be required to pay the single supplement rate should we not have another guest willing to twin share with you.**

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price includes all riding, twin share accommodation, meals (from first day dinner through to breakfast on the last day) and Common Ride fees.

*On the September departure, the bus transfer back from the Riding of the Marches is included in the price, hence the small difference.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price does not include international flights, travel insurance (compulsory), all transfers, alcohol and dinner on one night of the itinerary (a high tea is included during the afternoon on that particular day).

Accepted payment is by credit or debit card only. Depending on the ride you choose to book and your country of residence, there will be a 1.2% to 2.9% surcharge.

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WHY IS THE PRICE QUOTED IN GBP?
With our riding destinations, the currency is dictated by our ride partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.

Itinerary

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Please note, this is a suggested itinerary only and subject to change at the discretion of your guides due to weather and other influencing factors.

The set dates and starting times of the Common Riding days vary, depending on the location of the event. Rest assured, you’ll enjoy two Common Ridings throughout your itinerary (with the exception of the July 21-27 and September departures, which will only include one).

The Common Ridings are community events. They are not organised or controlled by Globetrotting, or our Scottish ride partners. While there will be a guide present on each Common Riding, they will not have authority over the event’s management, timings or pace.

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  • Day 1

    Today is the day you’ve been waiting for Globetrotters. You’re in Scotland – tick! You’ve landed in the glistening Borders countryside with hillsides lush with vibrant shades of green and peppered with welcoming villages that uphold ancient traditions. And you’re about to embark on a 6-day riding adventure through the battle-scarred landscape ripe with the region’s turbulent history. I’ve got tingles running up and down just thinking about it! Does life get better than this? I think not!

    You’ll need to arrive at your bespoke accommodation – Cringletie House, which looks more like a castle than a hotel – at 12 – 12:30pm. You’ll be shown to your rooms by your host Bill and his welcoming and friendly staff, who will be there throughout the week to offer a helping hand should you require any assistance.

    You’ll have time to settle in and get changed for riding before meeting your guide Susy and driving approximately 15 minutes down the road to the Equestrian Centre, where you’ll be introduced to her superb team of horses. Remember, you’ll be riding different horses throughout the week, which is a wonderful experience in itself, so take some time to meet the different horses at the yard, as you may end up riding a few of them during your stay. After a quick safety briefing, you’ll climb on board your horse (word of warning: the horses are all rather tall, so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance or a mounting block) and head off down the road and into the rolling, wooded hills above the village of Cardrona for a short afternoon ride. There will be plenty of opportunities for bursts of speed so that you become accustomed to the powerful horse you’ve been partnered with. You’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised at how these horses will go for a fast canter, then simply be happy to wander along on a long rein straight after without any fuss.

    After arriving back at the stable yard, you’ll then head back to Cringletie where you’ll have time to freshen up before a welcome dinner with some flamboyant Scottish fanfare thrown in for good measure. Loosen your belts, globetrotters, as the food you’ll be served throughout this week will definitely be worth the extra calories!

    Approximately 1.5 hour introductory ride.

  • Day 2

    After a breakfast worthy of royalty (seriously, you do NOT want to miss the lavish spread served each morning at Cringletie), you’ll drive across to Susy’s other property in Manor Valley (approx. 15min drive) where you’ll find some new horses ready and waiting for your day’s adventure. You’ll explore fells, roam across moors and enjoy 360 degree views. Get ready to fall in love with the Border country of Scotland, which is just as magical and picturesque as the highlands (and much more accessible). After some exhilarating, wind-in-your-hair canters, you’ll stop for a picnic lunch (provided by our friends at Cringletie) before continuing on for the afternoon. Dinner tonight will be back at Cringletie Hotel.

    Approximately 3 to 4 hours in the saddle.

  • Day 3

    HIP, HIP HOORAY! it’s your Common Riding day! Steeped in history, dressed in your tartan jacket and tie, you’ll ride shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of Scottish horsemen and women, led by the appointed lads and lasses from the local village, in a spectacular re-enactment of a time when clans rode the borders to protect their common lands from thieves and greedy landlords. It’s going to be fast-paced and exhilarating as you gallop across fields, crossing streams and rivers and performing the task of ‘checking the stones.’ Soak up the atmosphere of the event, Globetrotters, because there is nothing else like it in the world!

    *Please note, each local town’s Common Riding differs with their start/finish times, route and hours in the saddle. Rest assured, you will well and truly get your riding fix no matter which Common Riding falls during your departure.

  • Day 4

    After yesterday’s exciting extravaganza, you’ll be able to enjoy a lie in and a late breakfast (around 9am), before jumping in your car and heading to the beach (about a 90min drive from Cringletie)! That’s right, Globetrotters, today you’ll get to explore part of the coastline of Scotland from the back of your horse. Let’s hope the Scottish sun is shining because John Muir Country Park is an unspoilt coastline where farmland kisses the sea, perfect for endless beach canters and wading in the shallows.

    After your ride, you might wish to slip up into Dunbar and have a drink at Winterfield golf club perched atop the hillside, with beautiful views of the beach and surrounding national park. After which, you’ll need to zoom back to Cringletie where you’ll be treated to a Scottish High Tea that is so much more than the traditional fare of haggis, porridge and whiskey. You’ll have to squint at the number of carbs you’ll ingest while you tuck into hot, buttery scones, ribbon sandwiches, sweet yum-yums AND a hot meal.

    Because of this, dinner tonight is not included. If you’re still peckish after your High Tea, we recommend an evening pub visit to the handsome town of Peebles, just 15 minutes down the road {at your own cost}. Ask the lovely team at Cringletie for their recommendations on the best places to eat!

  • Day 5

    Another day for a chilled-out hack in the Scottish Borders where you’ll have a chance to appreciate the Borders way of life from the back of a horse. You’ll fall head over heels in love with its fairytale setting; just imagine: crumbling stone fences, blushing green paddocks and grandiose mansions perched on hillsides. Then there are the dramatic moorlands dotted in sheep and the River Tweed that squiggles through the counties.

    After a morning ride, returning for lunch at Cringletie, you’ll limber up for a stint in the mini Highland Games! Seriously, could this itinerary get any more Scottish? I think not, and that’s why we LOVE it! Think, traditional heavy athletic events like tug-o-war and the caber toss, as well as Highland dance competitions, track and field events, and of course piping. Combining sport, fun and culture in a uniquely Scottish style, the Highland Games are a spectacle like no other. And YOU get to take part in it! #winning

    Fun fact: Did you know that Baron Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, was so impressed by a Highland display he saw at the 1889 Paris Exhibition that he introduced the hammer throw, shot put and the tug o’ war to his competition? Talk about high praise! The former two are obviously still included in the Olympics program to this day – just one of the many fascinating facts of the Highland Games.

  • Day 6

    Your last riding day (boo!) but don’t worry, you’ll be ending with a Braveheart finale – one last Common Riding through a charming village and its picture-book surrounds. So button up your tweed for one final HURRAH and savour every moment of this historical Scottish event. It will be a real pinch-yourself moment as you take part in one of the oldest horse festivals in the world. Tonight you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner at Cringletie Hotel.

  • Day 7

    Savour the last delicious breakfast at Cringletie before you have to check out this morning. You’ll bid a fond farewell to Bill and his team, say goodbye to your fellow globetrotters who have no doubt become firm friends, and head off on your merry way. In fact, now that you’ve completed the Scottish Border Ride you nearly qualify as an honorary Scot after stepping out on a Common Ride, tossing a shot-put in a kilt, slugging a single-malt whiskey and appreciating some fine pipe music.

  • Transfer Information

    Please be aware this is a self-driving riding holiday. You’ll need to hire a car as you’ll be expected to drive to and from your ride destination each day, whether it’s the stables (15 minutes from Cringletie House), the beach, or the Common Riding locations, which can be up to an hour away. There is no transfer service included.

    When you’re not in the saddle, thanks to your hire car, you’ll have the freedom to explore local towns and historical attractions (i.e. Traquair House) in your down-time.

    If you’re a solo traveller, we can tee you up with another globetrotter booked on your departure date so you can share the cost of a hire car.

    Depending on your budget and where you’re flying from, you have the option of flying into either London or Edinburgh airports and hiring a car from there. Keep in mind, Edinburgh is a 1 hour drive from Cringletie House, while London is a 6 hour drive. You’ll need to arrive at Cringletie House between 12-12:30pm on day 1.

    Globetrotting is happy to provide a competitive quote on international flights, travel insurance, car hire and accommodation before and after your ride.

  • History of the Common Ridings

    Every summer the towns of the Scottish Borders stage the Common Ridings, one of the oldest equestrian traditions in the world. The ridings aren’t just an unforgettable spectacle of horsemanship, pageantry and community spirit, they’re a custom upheld with real fervour by locals in homage to the region’s unique identity, shaped in part by its tumultuous past.

    A Common Riding remembers the days when the men of a settlement would ride around the exterior of their village to check that its borders hadn’t been encroached. The tradition of common riding dates back to the 13th century, in the days when the Border Reivers (a historical name for robbers and thieves) plagued locals with attacks, stealing cattle and goods. In these lawless times, the leaders of a town would appoint a leader and a number of the strongest townsmen, who would then ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands and prevent encroachment by neighbouring landlords and their clans. This is a tradition that continues today in symbolic form in commemoration of local legend, history and tradition with magnificent ride outs involving hundreds of horses, ridden with a passion worthy of the reivers old.

    Out of the 11 Ridings in existence today, Hawick, Selkirk, Langholm and Lauder all lay claim to be the oldest, but perhaps the true original is buried in the mists of time. Each community starts its celebration with the election of that year’s principal lass and lad, and in a colourful ceremony the Burgh Flag, or Standard, is ‘bussed’ and tied to the staff by the principal lass, recalling the days when a knight’s lady attached her ribbon to his lance before battle. On horseback, they lead their followers in the festivities.

    Speaking from first-hand experience, it’s pure joy to ride alongside Scottish folk in honour of their heritage while careening through fluoro-green paddocks, ancient forests and farms, and waving to the townsfolk who join the festivities in the local village.

  • Non-Riders

    This itinerary is suitable for non-riders who have their own car – the region is ripe with history and Cringletie Hotel is a suitable base for a number of day trips around the area. The nearby Traquair House (Scotland’s oldest inhabited house) is certainly well worth a visit, and be sure to liaise with the team at Cringletie, for more Scottish-inspired activities. The non-rider price consists of all standard inclusions in the rider package (i.e. meals, accommodation, extra activities within the itinerary etc.) minus the riding element.

What our valued Globetrotters say about The Scottish Borders Ride

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Megan Petry

‘If you’re an adrenalin junkie and love a hard and fast ride, this is the ride for you! To gallop alongside 140 other horses, up and down hills, through bogs, and over ditches with the townspeople out everywhere cheering us on was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Returning each day to a luxurious manor for a hot soak, gourmet dining, and a wee dram of scotch was the perfect ending to the perfect day. Considering how few folk experience this, I recommend getting into shape and signing up now. This is not one to miss!’

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Sarah Beattie

‘A magical experience I will always cherish. The horses were amazing and a privilege to ride. The Common Ridings were truly thrilling, and I had a smile on my face the whole time. Taking part in such unique festivals, following a pipe band into town and riding through spectacular scenery, was incredibly special and better than I could ever have imagined. The hosts provided the most wonderful riding experiences that built my confidence as the week progressed. From the glass of port at the beginning of the first ride to the hot chocolate at the end of the last, they looked after us so well. Every care was taken for our safety, without diminishing the thrill of riding superb, powerful horses in truly unique circumstances. Every aspect of this holiday was so well planned and organised. The accommodation at Cringletie was beautiful, the food was delicious, and my room was incredibly comfortable, with countless thoughtful touches. It was an incredible Globetrotting adventure in every respect.’

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Harli Dollinger

‘This was the second time my sister and I did the Scottish Borders Ride, and they were both amazing experiences. We stayed at Cringletie House, an absolutely lovely hotel with great food and staff catering to your every need. Scotland is so beautiful, and the people are friendly and giving. I just love them! But you want to know about the horses and the rides, right? Susy and Gemma have the horses so well trained; they are a pleasure to ride. I rode several horses but fell in love with Adonis! I had the best time riding him on Dunbar Beach and again on our ride around Jedburgh. He was big and smooth and never put a foot out of place. The group of riders on this trip were great, too! They were interesting, kind, friendly, and funny – truly enjoyable to be around. It really is the trip of a lifetime.’

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Anna Avery

‘The Common Ridings are like nothing else in the world! I cannot say enough about the magic of participating in such local history and customs. Riding out for two full days with 175 other riders was a unique experience, although not for the faint of heart. Galloping over the moors and sheep pastures on our trusty, capable, cooperative steeds, we covered many miles. The other riding days were also full of incredible scenery, diverse terrain, and changes of pace. After this ride, we didn’t even want to see more of Scotland, as we felt we had reached a pinnacle. Seeing this environment on horseback, where few get to go, had a great impact on me.’

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Christine Douglas

‘I booked this trip as a journey to take myself on. I wanted to do something outside my comfort zone to remind myself that I’m a pretty awesome human and horsewoman. This ride did all that and more. You cannot imagine how lovely it is – it WILL test your mental and physical boundaries even if you’re a seasoned rider, but it’s worth every minute of hard work. It really brought back my confidence and I feel way more in tune with myself and my horse. And don’t be afraid to travel solo! Everyone was absolutely lovely and helpful. We all looked out for each other and made sure we had fun!’

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Sharon Haynes

The Scottish Border Rides were a memorable and fantastic way for my daughter and I to celebrate her graduation from college. We rode every day and got to join the locals in their tradition of riding as a community through the streets and properties of their towns! What a unique and special experience to have the local townspeople cheering you on along the way! The horses were all fun to ride and certainly knew their jobs! Hip Hip Hooray!

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Jenny Steven

‘My Scottish Borders Ride, including Coldsteam and Lauder Common Rides plus beach, moorland and forest rides, was absolutely fantastic. The horses were awesome, trustworthy, fast, fit and happy. Riding with 220 other horses and riders was an experience in itself! The Scottish people were so warm and welcoming and our guides were happy, helpful, safe and very capable. Cringletie House was absolutely top quality: amazing staff, rooms, food, service, and such a gorgeous, peaceful setting. I had a big smile on my face for nearly the whole trip! I will definitely be back, and I hope I get to ride Costa again!’

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Tara Tibbetts

’15/10 would recommend the Scottish Borders Ride! I loved the openness of the territory where we rode, the guides were all amazing and the horses were absolutely wonderful. Calypso was delightful, Kingston was SUPER fun on the beach ride, Cosmo was wonderful for a long hack, and Wallace was possibly the best horse ever! I rode him on two hacks and the Kelso Common Ride, which was amazing. The folks in Kelso were warm, welcoming, and excited to have Americans in town! I will definitely book with Globetrotting again.’

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Amber Eaton

‘The Scottish Borders Ride was a bucket list experience. The horses are phenomenal, the guides and staff feel like family, and every detail is given careful attention and planning. I enjoyed riding Quinston, Jackamo, and Demi, and would have felt at home on any of the horses. Quinston was my personal favorite – I would keep him if I could! The Musselburgh Common Ride was my favorite experience. I loved the atmosphere and fast pace across the different terrains and scenery. I am lucky to have gotten to experience this ride, and I wholeheartedly encourage others to do so, too! Just leave space for me to come back as well!’

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