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Experienced 90 Minute Hack

90 MINUTES OF ADVENTURE

This hack is a memorable experience lasting around 1½ hours. It is suitable for over 12’s and adults who are fully competent in handling ponies at fast canter in open spaces with other riders.
Horse riding at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore

Description

This hack is a memorable experience lasting around 1½ hours. It is suitable for over 12’s and adults who are fully competent in handling ponies at fast canter in open spaces with other riders.

We offer a variety of challenging routes that can involve a combination of moorland, pinewoods, farmland, rivers and technical upland terrain with little or no roads.. Our ponies are well schooled, fun and responsive, and confident in their natural environment.

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.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

Protective headgear provided.

PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE

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

EXPERIENCE

Competent at rising trot, and canter in open spaces, not just a riding school. Riders must ride regularly, and have cantered out in the last year, riders will be assessed prior to the ride. If deemed not experienced enough, you will not be permitted to continue on this ride. Please note that if you are an experienced ‘western style’ rider only, this is not a suitable ride, we would suggest ‘Rothiemurchus on Horseback’.

WEIGHT & DISCLAIMER

14 stone (90 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 90 minutes. You must arrive 20 mins before session to get safety gear fitted and meet your pony!

PRICE

£41 per person, minimum age 12 years (Under 16’s must be signed in by an adult).

DATES

All year round (in winter this may reduce to a 60 minute experience), normally at 10am

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Feona Laing – BHH Stage 1 & 2, TRSS Senior Trek Leader, 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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