Experienced Half-Day Hack


Take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a half day horse riding experience around Rothiemurchus.


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.

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If you would like to make a booking please use our online booking facility or if you require more information email hello@rothie.net.

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Protective headgear provided.


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


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’.


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.


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

For a map and directions, you can download the free app what3words.

The Car Park for our Stables is located at the what3words location:  traffic.privately.ripen

The Stables are located just across the field from the Car Park at the what3words location: push.trials.domain.


Please arrive at the stables 20 – 25 minutes prior to 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 2 1/2 – 3 hours. You must arrive 20 – 25 mins before session to get safety gear fitted and meet your pony!


£75 per person, minimum age 12 years (under 16’s must be signed in by an adult)


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


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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