Golden Hoof Ride
05 May 2015
Thumbnail Newtonmore on the Weekend of Fri 5th to Sun 7th June The Golden Hoof Ride (Scotland) will hopefully be an annual event with the first one in 2015. It will be for people and horses who enjoy long...

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Shirlie Geddes


Shirlie can usually be found helping out at Saddle Club and Pony Club most weekends, where her chosen specialist subject is “Patiently adjusting stirrup leathers and tightening girths”.

After growing up alongside the Ormiston family and their horses in nearby Laggan, Shirlie spent several years working in advertising and the newspaper industry in Glasgow and Edinburgh. In 2001, she returned to the area with her family to establish a guesthouse and now runs a restaurant in Newtonmore.

Her younger son, Sorley, was one of our first and youngest members of Saddle Club at five and he continues to ride with us every weekend. Shirlie is more than pleased with his progress, not just as an increasingly confident rider but also in the hours of hard work all the kids put into learning about horse and stable management too. She does admit that she is a little jealous that Sorley gets to spend more time on horseback than she does nowadays.

Working holidays

You have the opportunity to come and stay with us, help out with the animals and the riding centre as well as ride and make some new friends!


Ladies club

Image of a ponyIf you would like to ride affordably and help out around the centre, Ladies club may be just for you.


Trail riding

Hill trekkingRough Highland country trail rides available.

Come and join us in these spectacular surroundings.


Pony club

pony clubAre your kids wanting to learn more about horses and ride on a regular basis, Pony Club may be for them.

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