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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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Meet Rosie

Top Dog & Son







Rosie Russell is an eleven year old Jack Russell and lives with her "dad" Ruaridh Ormiston who is the owner at Highland Hotrse Fun. She was joined at the end of 2015 by her son Rusty Russell who is now 2 years old. They work at Highland Horse Fun where they mainly chase things and give football demonstrations. They also help the children learn to jump in the arena by being a pretend horse !! They love cosy nights in, but also like going out and being bad in the dark. Sometimes they run away from home but are never gone for very long ? 

At one time Rosie was called "the fastest dog in Scotland" (According to The Daily Star and some other tabloids !!) and we still have the newspaper clippings.

Pastimes: Chasing Rabbits and Running Around Fields

Interests: Tractors, Motorbikes, Dog Friends, Horses, Football, Chasing Things

Sports: Terrier Racing, Carriage Driving, Motorbikes

Scared of: Big Scarey Things

Happiest when: Sleeping on my dads bed when he is not looking !!

Favourite food: Must be human food but I also like some dog food like Butchers & Bakers too

Loves: I love giving kisses, They love all the other dogs that come to the Riding Centre for Dog Agility when it is running.

Read More about Rosie in these Newspaper Articles below:

Rocket Rosie is a pocket-sized power pooch

Fast Rosie kisses and tells on Bebo

Rosie Russell has her own Facebook Page

Rosie Russell also has a Bebo Page too

Rosie and Tonya in Fluorescent Gear

Rosie is a keen Road Safety Campaigner and is seen here with Tonya in Fluorescent Gear helping with BHS Riding and Road Safety Training at NRC. We run courses and training for Riding and Road Safety at Newtonmore.

Rosie and her Pink House

Rosie and her Pink House from where she surveys daily Yard action !!

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!


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.


Trail riding

Hill trekkingRough Highland country trail rides available.

Come and join us in these spectacular surroundings.


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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