Beginners Pony Ride

THE IDEAL FAMILY RIDE TO LEARN THE BASICS

The Beginners Pony Ride at Rothiemurchus is an activity that all the family can enjoy in a friendly enviroment.

Description

This is an ideal family ride, where you can learn the basics of riding in a friendly environment, and understand the ‘ Highland’ pony as a breed, its uses and the characters at our stables.
This ride is ideal for both adults and children of 8 years and over who have little or no riding experience. The ride is on quiet trails through fields and pinewood with no roads. We offer different rides to suit all levels of ability. Please read the individual terms and conditions and note the level of experience required – this is an important requirement to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and that our riders are safe at all times. If a rider is deemed not experienced enough they will not be allowed to continue with that ride.
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EQUIPTMENT PROVIDED

Protective headgear provided.

PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE

Wear suitable outdoor clothing & sturdy shoes with a small heel.

EXPERIENCE

No previous experience required, however all riders need to be fit and active enough to mount and dismount unaided, minimum age 8 years old.

WEIGHT & DISCLAIMER

16 stone (100 kg). A disclaimer must be signed by participants before the session – Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the disclaimer, and can then be left with the instructor.

MEETING POINT

The Stables. Please park at either the Triangle or Woodland car parks and walk to the stables.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Please arrive at the stables 15 minutes prior to session.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to change your booking or to cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.

DURATION

Approx 45 minutes. You must arrive 20 mins before session to get safety gear fitted and meet your pony!

PRICE

£27 per person

DATES

Although the ponies operate all year round they have a full programme from Easter – October 31st. Closed one day a week.

INSTRUCTORS

We aim to use pedigree Highland ponies due to their hardy and strong nature as well as their kind temperament. We also have a Shetland/Exmoor cross pony and a Dartmoor pony to allow us to take smaller riders. We are a very friendly team, both human and equine, and have rides going out all year round (weather dependant) tailored by ability.

QUALIFICTAIONS

Feona Laing – BHH Stage 1 & 2, TRSS Senior Trek Leader, first aid Rebecca Brown – BHS AI, qualified Veterinary Nurse, first aid

CREDIBILITY

We are a TRSS approved centre and most of our riding is varied, off road heathland or caladonian pine woodland terrain.

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