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Address: On the West Coast of Isle of Arran, Blackwaterfoot KA27 8EU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01770 860 466
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Wonderful experience

My partner and I booked an hour long walk for first timers and had a fantastic experience. Dawn was lovely and friendly and put us at ease as it was a tad scary considering the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My partner and I booked an hour long walk for first timers and had a fantastic experience. Dawn was lovely and friendly and put us at ease as it was a tad scary considering the height of the horses once we got up on them. We went a walk along the beach and golf course with a wee trot. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came from Finland and expected a lot. Although it rained a bit, the 2 hour hacking with wonderfull horses, spectacular views and friendly Dawn was a dream come true. The stables were clean and horses happy and calm. Highly rekommend!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went for an hour's ride with my kids at Cairnhouse Stables in August 2014 and we had a great experience. The owner Dawn was friendly and accommodating when booking, and she took us on the ride herself and was very good with the kids. The stable environment was clean and attractive, and the horses seemed content and well cared... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Thank you Dawn for making this such a great day :) I'm not the most experienced rider but the two hour ride gave me opportunities to walk, trot and canter with the route being up a hill with stunning views, then along the beach and in the sea. With it being a small group, it stretched me and I learned... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had a super 2 hour ride with Dawn and a lovely horse called Katie. Beautiful scenery and a lovely route finished off with a gallop along the beach - Perfect!

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New York, New York, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I had an amazing time - I went on the 2-hour hack two days in a row. Dawn was so warm, friendly and knowledgeable, while also inspiring immediate respect, confidence and admiration. The horses were clearly very well taken care of, which always makes me so happy. I've had showjumping lessons but not much experience with outdoor riding, and the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A friend and I booked to go riding at the stables, and had a brilliant time. I was nervous as the last time I'd ridden (not on Arran), I'd had a really bad experience, but Dawn was absolutely brilliant. The group was of mixed ability and ages (included a lovely 6 year old and a disabled gentleman who rides at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for a 2 hour hack, with Dawn and another girl. As I am a fairly inexperienced rider, Dawn was only too happy to give me pointers which was really helpful. I walked and trotted throughout the hack, while the other two (more experienced) riders were given more than one opportunity to canter, which they thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our two boys, 5 and 7, had a memorable ride along the stunning beach at Blackwaterfoot with expert, kind and fun guidance. As novice riders, they are still talking about the trot and their ponies Owen and Lucy. Gentle, laidback ponies and all that they learnt from Dawn made this one of their best days ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We've been to Blackwaterfoot a lot and the children have loved the first (and subsequent) goes on horses having not riden before. Dawn inspiries confidence all round - for the both the kids and the parents. Our older (16 at the time) neice did a longer ride - she has done a fair bit of riding and said it was... More 

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