Scottish Borders history is strongly linked with horses: Border Reivers; Common Ridings; point to point races; eventing; racing; polo; endurance; vaulting and pony club activities. In fact there are more horses per head of population in the Borders than anywhere else in Scotland.
Kelso Races is the home of National Hunt Racing in the Scottish Borders. Promoted as ‘Britain’s Friendliest Racecourse’, Kelso Racecourse is the ideal place to visit for a first time race goer or a seasoned professional.
There are excellent facilities for those who wish to bring their own horse. You and your horse will be made very welcome, with several B&B and Guest Houses offerring stabling. The open countryside with stunning views, horse friendly tracks and quiet country roads combine to offer many miles of enjoyable horseriding.
Of particular note, the Buccleuch Country Ride offers competent riders a stunning long distance route, which can be done as a whole over 3 or 4 days, or can be divided up into 7 smaller routes.