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Local businesses in the Edinburgh area


Useful links to Local Businesses

Thornton Livery’s facilities are complimented by some excellent local equestrian businesses. To help you find exactly what you’re looking for we’ve provided a list of links to local equine services, suppliers and shops. If you would like your business to appear on this website please contact Jane Hunter on: 07896 030 674 or [email protected]

Edinburgh Chickens

  • Edinburgh Chickens

    Beautiful, Healthy Hens for Sale. Point of lay chickens. We stock fancy garden breeds who make wonderful friendly pets and provide a supply of tasty eggs daily throughout the year!

Equine Therapists


  • Ruaraidh Robb Farriery

    07860 528294

  • Iain Marshall

    07989 595 722

  • Geoff Elphick

    07727 178 083

  • Sean Broadfoot

    07858 478 465

  • Gregor Brown


Feed Merchants and Tack shops

  • Murray Farmcare

    Choose from a huge selection of essential medicines and products for care of tack and equipment, fly control, grooming, horse care, rider wear, nutrition and feeding, paddock and stable, rugs and much more. Free delivery to your stable door at Thornton Livery. Online ordering available too.

    Contact Scott Brown: 07889 854 989

  • Drum Feeds

    Our closest feed shop just a 6 mile drive. Drum feeds also stocks a large range of everything from supplements to riding wear and horse rugs.

  • Harbro

    Just a little further is Harbro, a 7 mile drive in Dalkeith Harbro stock many of the same products as the Drum but carry a wider range of saddlery and riding wear.

  • Carrs Billington

    Carrs Billington have a well stocked equestrian shop with an excellent selection of horse feeds in nearby Penicuik.

Freelance Grooms Services

  • Dionne Urban


  • Jo Bathgate


Horse Transporters

  • Eric Gillie Ltd

    Scottish based specialist horse transporters.

    All United Kingdom, Ireland and occasionally Europe all destinations can be covered for delivery/collection of your horse/pony by their first class service.




  • Brian's Equine Taxi

    Local horse Transport service, fully insured and certificated.

    Excellent service for short runs locally but can also go further afield.


    [email protected]

Local Accommodation

  • Hunter Holiday Cottages

    Hunter Holiday Cottages provide 2 cosy self-catering cottages a stones throw from the livery yard on Thornton Farm. Very handy for sight seeing in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Pony Clubs

Riding Clubs

Rug Wash and Repair


  • Stirlingshire Saddlery

    Alene and Louise have been in the trade for 23 years and are both Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitters, they travel from Northern England to Orkney checking and fitting saddles.

  • Kay Hastilow

    Kay is a Master saddler, Qualified saddle Fitter and Past President of The Society of Master Saddlers. She is also a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant in Holland.

  • Erland Milne

    Erlend Milne has over 20 years experience as a dedicated and passionate saddle fitter. After qualifying as a Saddle Fitter and taking over Nimrod Saddlers (Est. 1972) in 1995, he has continued to build a loyal customer base throughout Scotland and overseas.

Veterinary Practices

  • Equitait Veterinary Practice

    Equitait Veterinary Practice is a veterinary practice dedicated to the care and treatment of the equine population in the South East of Scotland and North Northumberland.  Equitait is unique in that it is the only veterinary practice specialising solely in providing care for the horse-owning population of this area.  Equitait provides a friendly, professional veterinary service which is committed to continuity of care for you and your horse

  • The Clyde Vet Group

    The equine division of seven equine vets is based in a purpose built hospital on the edge of Lanark.
    We provide a primary service for horse owners from central Scotland and receive referrals from all over Scotland and the North of England. The equine division aims to offer a professional, efficient and compassionate service to our clients and their horses, as well as pursuing the goal of clinical excellence. We are the only private RCVS registered Equine Hospital in Scotland

  • The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

    The Dick Vet Equine Practice works closely with the Equine Hospital where a full referral service is available for horses. Emergency 24 hour cover services are provided.

  • Two Rivers Vets

    Two Rivers Veterinary Practice provides comprehensive veterinary services in and around Biggar in South Lanarkshire and Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

  • Central Equine Vets

    Central Equine Veterinary Services Ltd is a first opinion, ambulatory (mobile) equine veterinary practice based in Edinburgh.