Rothiemurchus by Horseback

Rothiemurchus by Horseback

AN IDEAL WAY TO SEE ROTHIEMURCHUS FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW. 

Check out the places and wildlife that makes up the Estate. Please note this ride is not suitable for beginners. 

Age restrictions apply. For further information please scroll down for Description, Need to Know and Rates & Dates.

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  • DESCRIPTION
  • NEED TO KNOW
  • RATES AND DATES
  • OUR INSTRUCTORS
  • This trek is taken at a gentle pace, over the heather moor with stunning views of the Cairngorms. Instruction will be given for undulating ground. This experience lasts for 1 hour with the opportunity to take photos en route – this is a great way to discover Rothiemurchus.  To participate in this ride you must be a competent rider at walk and must be able to control your own horse over undulating terrain and a road crossing.  This ride is not suitable for beginners.

    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.

    Required documents for Health and Safety are included in the booking process and must be completed before arrival.

    Gift Vouchers for this activity are available here

    EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
    Protective headgear provided.

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

    EXPERIENCE

    Must have ridden before
    , with the ability to steer and control the pony yourself as road crossings involved. Minimum Age 12

    Required documents attached to your booking confirmation are required to be completed by all participants prior to arrival. You will not be able to participate if these are not completed as they are part of our Health and Safety procedure.

    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 20-25 minutes prior to the 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. 1 hour. You must arrive 20-25 mins before session to get safety gear fitted and meet your pony!

    PRICE

    £47 per person (minimum age 12 years under 16’s must be signed in by an adult).

    DATES

    Open from February to November. Full programme from Easter – October 31st. Closed on Tuesdays expect during School Holidays.


    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 Caledonian pine woodland terrain.







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