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Working holidays

On a Working Holiday you are guaranteed the equivalent of 2 hours riding each day and are required to work on the yard for a few hours a day or more if you wish. This Holiday is ideal as a taster for those wondering about a career in the horse industry or about horse ownership.

We ask you to consider what you want to achieve while with us and to let us know before hand and we will do our best to put a program together that will meet your objectives. There are lots of additional resources at the centre to help wth any study including Books, Manuals, CD's, DVD's, Pony Club teaching materials and of course direct Internet Access.

A packed lunch can be provided each day from your bed and breakfast if you ask.

Additional free Riding may be available depending on yard and other riding activites. Additional riding instrutions can also be booked in addition to the two hours per day that we guarnetee as a minimum..

For our fully inclusive Working Holiday prices the accommodation is based on a non-ensuite 2 star equivalent Bed and Breakfast (evening meals not included) however a higher standard of accommodation can be requested and a supplement paid for the difference, please enquite for further details. Accommodation in Newtonmore can be found on our local community website. www.newtonmore.com

5 Nights & 5 Days Working Holiday £300.00

5 Nights B & B - Lunch & Dinner not included, 5 days at the centre,

includes minimum equivalent of 2 hours riding per day.

2 Nights & 2 Days Working Holiday £120.00

2 Nights B & B - Lunch & Dinner not included, 2 days at the centre,

includes minimum equivalent of 2 hours riding per day.

The ultimate experience for those who love horses!

Before reading on, if hard work and early mornings are not your cup of tea, a working holiday may not suit, however, for those of you who don’t mind then this programme is a must.

For those of you who simply wish to work with horses we are running a limited number of working holidays here at our centre. This is a rare and truly fantastic opportunity for you to experience the hands on running of a riding school and stable, and to see some of the behind the scenes work that the general public don’t see.

During your five days here you will work with us and undertake many tasks, including but not limited to the following:

Stable management
Bed preparation & feeding
Schooling horses
Breaking horses
Lungeing
Cleaning tack
Grooming
Tacking up
Escorting novice riders
Turning out
Horse care

The above are just a few examples of what may face you when you arrive, oh, and before we forget, as part of your package you will get a minimum
of one hours riding or instruction per day!

Working holidays here at our centre are much sought after, people from all over the World have attended the week long experience, as a result, availability of these working holidays is limited and booking is required
- The ultimate experience for those who love horses!

On the week long holiday it may be possible to do some of the ABRS tests. The only additional charge is the cost of the certificate at GBP# 3.00 each. If you need training for tests you realy need to do a Learning Holiday to cover the cost of instruction.

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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