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“Welcome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Newtonmore Riding Centre

Newtonmore Riding Centre
Biallid Farm, Newtonmore PH20 1BP, Scotland
01540-670000
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Newtonmore
Type: Equestrian Trails
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Owner description: Come and ride with the originators of pony trekking and riding holidays in Scotland, we were established in 1952. We have a museum dedicated to Highland Pony Heritage as well as many activities apart from just riding: Carriage Rides, Sleigh Rides, Ski Joring, Wedding Carriages, Birthday Parties, Hen and Stag Do's, Horse Shows, Fun Days, Childrens Rides, Working Holidays, Saddle Club, Barbeques. We have a tuck shop on site and also do teas and coffees etc.Come and stay with us on one of our Working or Learning Holidays. Tell us what you would like to do and where you would like to stay and we will put a package together for you.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Glasgow
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great welcome at Newtonmore Riding Centre for the 60th Anniversary Celebrations last weekend. Great facilities, knowledgeable team and a wonderful experience altogether. I won't wait till the 70th Anniversary before returning!

Visited September 2012
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Ruaridh_Ormiston, Owner at Newtonmore Riding Centre, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Glad to hear you enjoyed all our 60th Anniversary Celebrations as much as we did ourselves and we really look forward to welcoming you again.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Unbelievably amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Went for a 1.5 hour hack and was out almost 3 hours, so friendly and knowledgeable. We had varied riding experience in our group with all needs being catered for. The more experienced amonst us were allowed a free ride in the fields so we could, trot canter and gallop. The scenery was outstanding and we lved every minute of it. Thanks for making our holiday so special. It was also very good value for money.

Visited August 2012
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Ruaridh_Ormiston, Owner at Newtonmore Riding Centre, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
So happy you had such a wonderful time :-)
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“disappointed to say the least”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

we booked a hack here in June, I can ride, my partner is a novice rider and his teenage son a beginner so we expected a slow hack - however we booked and paid for a 2 hour ride and were only out for 90 mins if that, my partner was given stirrup leathers too short which i had to ask to be changed, his son was left struggling to reach his stirrups. The ponies were unresponsive to say the least and would snatch the reins out of your hands for grass at any opportunity and we had very young children out with us. A real disappointment as we were looking forward to it very much - would def not return

Visited June 2012
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Ruaridh_Ormiston, Owner at Newtonmore Riding Centre, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to NRC. We seldom receive complaints and it would have been much easier to deal with if you had complained at the time and we could have possibly found a resolution then. You will appreciate that we try to sort things ot in the arena before riding out and that we would have changed stirrups etc to suit if there was a problem. It is very difficult getting the balance between ponies that are quiet enough for beginners yet responsive too without being too lively. I am sorry you were not entirely satisfied with your visit but it really would have been much more easily handled at the time and not two months latter - we do have a feedback form and procedure that your Ride Leader would have made you aware of if you had said you were not satsfied.
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Our five-year-old enjoyed her pony ride so much we did it again before we left town! The staff were helpful, reassuring, and competent to help this brand new rider enjoy every minute.

Visited July 2012
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Ruaridh_Ormiston, Owner at Newtonmore Riding Centre, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Glad you had such a great time and look forward to seeing you again.
Thanks Ruaridh Ormiston (Proprietor)
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Excellent riding centre. Lots of fun! :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Amazing treks around the area. Friendly helpful staff. Always lots of fun and exciting rides! Horses are the best! I have been to most stables in the area when visiting friends but this is by far the most welcoming and has the best riding opportunities.

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Ruaridh_Ormiston, Owner at Newtonmore Riding Centre, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
So glad you have enjoyed your visits to us so much and we look forward to seeing you in the future again soon.
Many thanks Ruaridh Ormiston (Proprietor)
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