Riding and Driving Horses


Having such good temperaments Shires and Clydesdales make superb riding horses. 

Shady Lady
Chewmill Shady Lady ridden and owned by Karen Whittaker

Although so many of our horses go on to become successful riding horses we do not usually sell horses that are already broken to ride.  From experience good riding horses only very rarely come on the market.  Owners become so attached to their riding horses that they stay in the same home for life and only in very exceptional circumstances do good, safe riding Shires and Clydesdales come on the market. 

Gairloch Challenger
Gairloch Challenger owned and ridden by Jane Kirk - photograph courtesy of Tracy Muir Photography

This is why so many of our horses are sold as foals, yearlings and two and three year olds and carefully brought on to ride or drive by their new owners, the best time to begin training for both riding and driving being as two to three year olds.  Bringing on a young horse is much less daunting than many people imagine and even first time buyers have done this with great success and found the process hugely rewarding. 

Loch Crean Gharsun Owned and ridden by Nicola Read
Loch Crean Gharsun.  Owned and ridden by Nicola Read

Young horses suitable to bring on for riding and driving
Young horses suitable to bring on for riding and driving

Of course Shires and Clydesdales are famous for their suitablity as driving and environmentally friendly working horses and ceremonial horses. 

We do occasionally have driving horses for sale although again many of the young horses we sell go on to be trained as driving horses.  We can also arrange for your horse to be sent to a reputable trainer be broken to drive which takes just a month. 

Ronaldo owned by Helen Magell Stocks Hotel Sark
Ronaldo owned by Helen Magell , Stocks Hotel , Sark

National Champion Riding Shires
We are delighted that 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 National Champion Riding Shires were supplied by us as yearlings and with the dedication of their owners have achieved such great success

We always have a selection of younger horses suitable to bring on for riding, driving and work.  Please Contact us for details. 




Miss Ellie owned by Dominique Dondainas France
Miss Ellie owned by Dominique Dondainas , France