The Beginners Pony Ride at Rothiemurchus is an activity that all the family can enjoy in a friendly enviroment.
Protective headgear provided.
Wear suitable outdoor clothing & sturdy shoes with a small heel.
No previous experience required. However, all riders need to be fit and active enough to mount and dismount unaided, minimum age 8 years old. Parents are more than welcome to walk along with us to capture those special moments.
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.
The Stables. Please park at either the Triangle or Woodland car parks and walk to the stables.
Please arrive at the stables 15-20 minutes prior to the session.
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.
Approx 45 minutes. You must arrive 20 mins before session to get safety gear fitted and meet your pony!
£28 per person
Although the ponies operate all year round they have a full programme from Easter – October 31st. Closed one day a week.
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.
Feona Laing – BHH Stage 1 & 2, TRSS Senior Trek Leader, first aid Rebecca Brown – BHS AI, qualified Veterinary Nurse, first aid
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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