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Vaulting & Trick Riding Perthshire

Pitlochry, Perthshire   

  • Learn tricks & vaults on horseback
  • Hosted by Kirsty & her team
  • At Pitlochry in Perthshire
  • Two-hours of training

What's Included

  • 2 hour private riding lesson
  • 1:1 briefing and introduction from an experienced stunt rider
  • Learn about the horses tack and assist with the tacking up 
  • Choose from a Trick Riding or Vaulting experience

Trick Riding

  • Learn a number of tricks including; drags, stands and vaults
  • Show of your new found skills on a solo run across the arena


  • Start by learning some moves on the barrel
  • Practice your new skills on horseback
  • Start slowly at a walk before progressing through to canter

What Can I Expect

Learn horse vaulting and trick riding in Perthshire! In the heart of the Scottish Highlands at Pitlochry, you'll find a very special riding school. You don't just ride horses here, you get to perform tricks and vaults!

We are offering two-hour lessons in either vaulting or trick riding, whichever takes your fancy. In case you're wondering, vaulting is more gymnastic, with poses and moves akin to dance being performed whilst the horse is led in a circle on a lunge line. Trick riding is done at more of a gallop and involves doing dynamic moves like hangs and falls.

The key to vaulting and trick riding is the horse. This is where Brego, Shamus, Sunny, Rocky, Drino and little George come in. These lovely horses all adore their roles and love performing. Smooth and steady, calm and confident, they will accompany you throughout your quest to become a trick rider.

Then there are the humans. Kirsty heads up this talented team of young trick and vault riders in Perthshire. She has been riding since a very early age and has competed for team GB. After having worked at various stunt riding schools and trained horses, Kirsty moved back home to Scotland to set up her own school.

Kirsty and her team are excellent riders and teachers. They spend a vast majority of the summer season at shows and events around Scotland, performing their trick and vault routines such as Wild West, Scottish and Charlie's Angels, much to the delight of the gathered crowds.

On your experiences, you'll be taking it step-by-step. After a safety briefing and introductions to your two-legged and four-legged hosts, you'll start your trick and vault riding training at this Pitlochry school. For vaulters, you'll begin on a barrel and then progress to doing the moves on one of the horses. For trick riding, you'll learn a routine, culminating in you performing a solo run in the arena.

As well as these two-hour vaulting and trick riding experiences in Scotland, we also offer jousting experiences at the same venue, for Medieval fun on a horse.


  • Regular weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
  • Sessions can be restricted during the summer months


  • Pitlochry, Perthshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 6
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a spectating or participating adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone
  • A good general level of fitness is required
  • No riding experience is necessary, but is preferred


  • Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear should be worn
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Vaulting & Trick Riding Perthshire
Vaulting or Trick Riding for One
Total Price£95.00
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