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Trekking - Visit the Home of Pony Trekking - Newtonmore

It all started here in Newtonmore, where centuries ago the strong
and sure footed Highland ponies were ridden for pleasure outside
the shooting and stalking seasons.

In keeping with tradition ponies from Newtonmore were used in
the making of the classic movies
Rob Roy and Highlander.
Whilst Highland ponies are still used on the hills they now enjoy
a varied lifestyle, especially where visitors to the area are
concerned, providing hours of pleasure for those who wish to have an interaction with horses.

Our location on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park offers a fantastic opportunity for novice riders to enjoy the stunning landscape from the saddle where you witness the rugged and beautiful Scottish landscape on horseback.

Our leisurely treks are taken away from the roads and traffic and into the hills where you will not only witness the glorious landscape but also the amazing wildlife that habit the local terrain. Your ride will take you into the forests, out onto the hills and conclude at the edge of the cascading river Calder.

Treks are generally at walk, all riders under 12 years old will be lead.

Our treks last one hour, the horses and ponies we use are all sure footed and of a quiet nature, thus enhancing the enjoyment for the complete novice. For our smaller visitors we offer pony rides down by the riverside.

If your ability is more of an intermediate why not consider a trail ride, these can last up to six hours.

Before you commit to a trekking session please consider the “do’s” and “don’ts”, these are essential in order for an uncomplicated ride.


Ensure you are dressed accordingly, we provide standard equipment free of charge, for all other requirements visit our essential equipment page

Arrive 15 minutes early in order for you to get to know your horse.

Lose weight before you get here, a maximum of 14 stones is all we allow.

Respect your horse.

And finally - be prepared to have fun!.


Ever lose sight of the fact that animals can be dangerous and unpredictable, you just never know!.

Arrive thinking you are John Wayne when really you are Eddie the Eagle!.

Arrive dressed for a party!.

Do anything without the permission of the instructor.

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