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Cairnhouse Stables

Blackwaterfoot KA27 8EU, Scotland
01770 860 466
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My kids aged 5 and 7 have not been riding before but wanted to do a short pony trek. We were very impressed with this, pony trekking along the beach is not something they would normally get to do. Thank you so much for the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We took our children on the 10am morning hack. It was £22 each which covered the loan of riding hats and boots. They had a lovely hours ride along the beach and the parents were able to walk behind. The horses were very friendly, well schooled and in great health. The staff were helpful and enthusiastic. We will be back... More

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Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I cant find prices anywhere please help. I've looked on the website an others as well but there is no where that states prices I'm going in two days an really want to do this but need to know costs. Also can you just turn up or do you need to book?

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Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Stables, responded to this review

So sorry that you didnt get in touch with me to get our current prices before giving a bad review. There are numerous ways in which to do so ie. telephone, mobile, email etc., all of which details are on my website... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My daughters, of varying riding abilities, had a fabulous hack on lovely ponies. The highlight was riding along the beach. I was very impressed with the state of the yard; it was very clean and well cared for - this is not what I am used to seeing!

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Isle of Arran
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I ride at Cairnhouse frequently and every time i enjoy it. My daughter who is 5 also rides there mose weeks. The horses are lovely - well looked after, friendly and happy in their job. Dawn is a brilliant teacher and great fun to hack out with. There is a lots of different hacking from hills to beaches, hacks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Dawn (the owner) was very friendly both on the phone and in person. Three of us turned up to do a trek and the horses were really gentle and not jittery at all. The stable itself was lovely - swallows flying in and out around the archway and the farrier was there changing the horses shoes - I don't know... More

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South Lanarkshire
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The kids wanted a shot on a pony, and Dawn (the owner) was happy to let them have a little shot being led around the school as I didn't think they were up to a full hack, they loved getting to sit on the pony, and the cost was very reasonable.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Me and my two kids had a wonderful beach ride! I am a lapsed rider and my kids have just had a couple of lead rein rides and we all enjoyed it! Dawn was really helpful prior to ride and also when we were there. My daughter's wellies were not suitable but they had a bucket of ones in case... More

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