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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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Braemar-Ride-Ballintean-1995Newtonmore on the Weekend of Fri 5th to Sun 7th June

The Golden Hoof Ride (Scotland) will hopefully be an annual event with the first one in 2015. It will be for people and horses who enjoy long distance riding or carriage driving to share some time together. It will run in the first week of June each year and will consist primarily of a social get together at the ending point.

It is recommended that people finish on the Friday before 6pm so a meal can be shared together that evening at 7:30pm. (Estimated Cost £10 per person and BYOB) The rest of the weekend's events will evolve in time as participants make recommendations. Rides can be linear or circular or whatever you like and as long or as short in duration as people want - we will try and avoid rules as the most important part is sharing experiences with fellow minded people.

5 Day for StrathyFor 2015 the "Ride" will finish at Newtonmore Riding Centre followed by a weekend of fun. (Meal at the stables Fri. night and probably "Fun Pony Games" on Sat. Morning, "Show and Tell" on Sat. afternoon and Meal & Ceilidh on Sat. night) - Corralling, Camping and Stabling will be available all weekend. Also teams can base themselves at NRC too and ride circular routes from base if they wish, but please organize with us first. The Trophy will go to the Team that is voted by other participants to have had the most fun etc. All welcome :-)

There will be a token entry fee of £10.00 per team and then we only ask for donations for anything else (camping, corralling, stabling, hay, etc) for the benefit of local charity "Cairngorms RDA Group" (Scottish Charity- SCIO - SC043835) which is based at NRC.

Golden Hoof Trophy 14May15For more info you can talk to Ruaridh Ormiston on 07831 338012 or just email us.

Download a booking form here

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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