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Thumbnail Kingussie – Saturday 17th June 2017 Pony Trekking was started by the Ormiston Family, with their renowned stud of Highland Ponies, at the Balavil Arms Hotel in Newtonmore, with the assistance of the Scottish...

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Heritage Centre

At Newtonmore Riidng Centre we have a Highland Pony Heritage Display dedicated to our family's involvement with the breed over more than 100 years in the local area. the centre will be officially opened at "The Highland Fling" Highland Pony Fun Weekend on Saturday 10th of October.

In addition to lots of old photographs, books and pictures the centre has all sorts of Highland Pony items of interest in including Working Harness, Deer Saddles, Grouse Panniers, Army Riding and Pack Saddles as used by the Lovat Scouts, a Highland Pony Farm Tip Cart, a lype or sledge  and various gigs and traps. It is intended to continulaly keep adding to this collection.

An extract from a Visitscotland Toursit Board Website

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding

With its network of old routes through the glens, Scotland is made for riding and trekking.

Some say that several of Scotland's still-used trekking paths came about many centuries ago, and were originally cattle droving roads. Today, these rough tracks still cross the open moors and high passes so that from the saddle you can glimpse some of Scotland's secret places. Scotland's other particular claim in the world of horses is that the sport of pony-trekking originated here - specifically in the Newtonmore, area as a way of using the strong and sure-footed Highland ponies outside the stalking season.

A variety of Highland riding and trekking operators offer everything from short treks for youngsters and beginners, hacks for the more confident , right up to long-distance rides over several days. Some activity centres specialise in particular breeds of horse - for example, Icelandics. Some offer carriage driving. Other operators offer packaged treks over several days - including an east-west coast to coast trek listed among the top ten rides in the world.

Whichever Highland centre you choose, you can be sure that the view from the saddle will certainly be rewarding.

Working holidays

You have the opportunity to come and stay with us, help out with the animals and the riding centre as well as ride and make some new friends!

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Ladies club

Image of a ponyIf you would like to ride affordably and help out around the centre, Ladies club may be just for you.

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Trail riding

Hill trekkingRough Highland country trail rides available.

Come and join us in these spectacular surroundings.

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Pony club

pony clubAre your kids wanting to learn more about horses and ride on a regular basis, Pony Club may be for them.

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