Pony Trekking

Please note - We have relocated our stables to North Wilds in Tain.

 Jans family (all beginners) on a pony trek on Brora beachWe can offer a range of pony treks and hacking to suit all ages and abilities, from short pony rides to full day rides for the more adventurous, with a picnic stop included!

We are a small friendly yard with happy horses and ponies, and we want to keep it that way! Our ride-outs are always accompanied by at least one qualified ride leader, and there will never be more than 6 guests on a ride unless specifically requested for example a large family group or group of friends. If there are beginners on a ride, there will be at least one ride assistant (probably more) on foot to offer help or advice if needed, or to lead younger or less confident riders. Young beginners will always be led initially until they feel confident enough to ride alone.

We always try to tailor our rides to the specific abilities of our riders and can offer something for everybody whether you would like a beach ride or would prefer tranquil forest trails, stunning hilltop views and lazy lochside picnics - or even a ride that incorporates all of these! Booking is essential for all rides.

Ride Ride Details Time Price

1/2 hour pony ride
For under 8yrs
(Unaccompanied or with parents)

Short taster ride along farm tracks anytime £10
1 hour trek Farm tracks, fields and forest anytime £20
1 1/4 hour trek Tracks, fields, forest and short beach ride anytime £25
1 1/2 hour trek Tracks, fields, forest and longer beach ride anytime £30
2 hour trek

Tracks, fields, forest, long beach ride and sand dunes.

Or farm tracks and moorland by request.

morning or aternoon
£40
Half day ride As above. 10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
£60
All day ride
(bring a packed lunch)
1. Tracks, forest, Hill of Tain and beach. Out and back ride.
2. Beach ride to Portmahomack.
3. Morangie forest circular ride to viewpoint with beach too.
10am - 4.30pm (approx) £100

£120
Own a pony day
For 6yrs and over - including 1 1/2 hour ride
  10am - 3pm £50

Riding and Stable Management day
For 11yrs and over including 1-2 hours riding

  9am - 4pm £60

What you need to know

Riding hats up to current British safety standards are provided free of charge. Please wear sensible footwear! Our stirrups are fitted with toe covers as a safety measure to stop your foot from slipping through, however open-toed sandles and shoes with a heel over 2 inches are not allowed. For rainy days you should bring a waterproof jacket - we can provide waterproof over trousers and also waterproof pouches for cameras/phones etc. if required.

Riding our ponies close to seals on the beach at Strathsteve, Brora, Sutherland, HighlandsOn all rides over one hour, we will visit the sandy beach overlooking the Dornoch firth. Sometimes we might see seals hauled out on the sand. Being used to us riding by they sometimes allow us to get really close!

We cater for all levels of rider. Beginners can take their time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife, and more experienced riders can enjoy a canter through the forest and experience the thrill of a gallop along the sand!

Our 1/2 hour pony rides do not visit the beach. One hour rides are through the forest and all other rides will include forest and beach, tide permitting of course.

Pony trekking on the hill behind Brora and Golspie, Sutherland, HighlandHappy pony trekkers high in the hills behind Clyne, Brora overlooking Kilbraurwoodland trek in Dunrobin Wood, Golspie

We have safe, friendly ponies for beginners...

 

and fast fit horses for more experienced riders ....

 

Full day rides (picnic rides)

are not suitable for the first time rider, as we ride over rough terrain. However, we offer options suitable for novice and experienced riders, and parties with mixed experience can be catered for. We provide saddle bags, lunch boxes and water bottles - you just need to bring your own lunch.

Tain Hill

We ride through the forest to the beach for lovely views over the Dornoch firth, then climb through the beautiful Morangie forest for stunning views over the surrounding landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not share you lunch with your horse. Incidentally crisps are not a horses natural food and are not recommended (they have a real job opening the packet themselves!) Just try telling Zoe that!