Equestrian livery yard for horse owners – at the foot of the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh.


Swanston Livery offers Grass Livery for horse owners, with the option of stables available for DIY Livery, benefiting from hacking around the 700 acre farm and endless hacking up into the 25,000 acres of Pentland Hills Regional Park.   There are regular visiting farriers and qualified instructors who provide services for liveries at Swanston.  Swanston Livery follows a Faecal Worm Egg Count (FWEC) programme run by advising equine vets Central Equine Vets as well as a quarantine procedure for new equine arrivals and bio-security policy in order to keep Swanston Livery free from Strangles, EHV and Equine Flu.

PLEASE NOTE that if you are not a Swanston Farm Livery but wish to ride from Swanston Farm onto the Pentland Hills Regional Park you will need to contact our office for permission and will be directed to a designated parking area.  Due to our bio-security policy, non-liveries are not permitted to ride through the Livery Yard and must instead use the perimeter tracks around the farm.  Thank you for your consideration.


Swanston Livery benefits from an indoor arena, a 60m x 30m all-weather outdoor arena, a cross-country jumps field with Loddon stables providing options for horse owners who require stabling.

All fields have rust-free galvanised steel water troughs and the grazing is rich and varied. Our large fields are kept with small-herd grazing, meaning that Swanston farm horses have plenty of room to gallop about and live a more natural life. In winter, ad-lib hay and haylage is available for the horses in the fields and during the Spring and Summer months all the fields are harrowed to keep the pastures well-maintained and parasites down.

Pony Trekking

The Edinburgh University Exmoor Pony Trekking Centre is based at Swanston Farm and is a non-profit, student run organisation and a university society, running treks for students and the general public. Any level of rider can go and experience this cheeky native breed whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings from horseback.  From September to May they trek in the Pentland Hills starting in Swanston and from June to September they trek in the Ochil Hills starting in Glendevon.

Join them for an amazing riding experience in the stunning Pentland Hills as they trek around Swanston Farm and further to Bonally and Glencorse reservoirs.  You can read all about the treks that they offer here.

PLEASE NOTE: Treks need to be booked in advance and must be done so directly with the Edinburgh University Exmoor Pony Trekking Section via email: exmoorponytrekking@hotmail.com or Telephone: +44(0)7582834171

For further information on their pony trekking visit their website: http://www.exmoorponytrekking.co.uk/

Please contact us to discuss your requirements regarding our equestrian centre and livery.