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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Special Events

9 day Equine Extravaganza - September...find out more

Past events

"Have a Go" FREE Summer OPEN DAY at NRC Sunday 12th July - 11am to 4pm


Breast Cancer Charity Ride NRC - 31 Oct - PINK UR RIDE AGAIN!

"Perfectly Pink" Ride Out / Hack / Trek - All proceeds to Charity

31st October 2009 @ 12pm - *** PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ***.

All abilities welcome!!! The more the merrier!!!

£10 per person (Bring your own horse)
£15 (including hire of riding centre horse)

All proceeds and donations will go to charity so come and make it a big event.

Make a donation now if you want on this website set up for the ride.



Lorry and Horse box parking available, grazing and stabling available too.

Prizes for the pinkest horse and rider combination !!!

We want you and your horse "pinked out" - PINK YOUR RIDE !!!

Booking is essential, 01540 670000 (Especially if you want is to find you a horse !)

Speak to Becs or Carrie at NRC to book yourself in.

Or to Gill Macrae if you want to help organise or help or have ideas or wish to contribue with extra horses !!

(Gill's E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - *** THIS WAS ALL GILL'S IDEA !!! WELL DONE !!! ***

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"The Highland Fling" -  Highland Pony Fun Weekend 10th and 11th October 2009

Saturday Programme

11.00 am Mini-Ride out on Creag Dhubh (1 ½ hrs) optional (£5.00 per person own horse or £20.00 for one of ours)

1.00 pm BBQ Lunch at NRC from the Hungry Horse – Home Produced Highland Cattle Beef

2.00 pm Open Day – Working Ponies & Harness Making Demo, HiPo Judging, Ridden & In Hand, Old Films with HiPo’s from 50’s & 60’s.

5.00 pm Official Opening of the Ormiston Highland Pony Heritage Centre

6.pm till Late BBQ and Ceilidh - ALL WELCOME

Sunday Programme

9.00 am Hangover Breakfast at The Chef’s Grill - Newtonmore

10.30 am Various Ride Outs and Drive Outs to suit all abilities guided by NRC Staff and Volunteers followed by picnic lunch at NRC before departure. (£5.00 with own horse or £30.00 for one of ours)

Ponies available for hire & bring your own ponies, camp & stay over, lots of good local accommadation available too, booking for The Fling is essential please. (Grazing from £5.00 per horse and stables £20.00 per night)

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Download a booking form (PDF)

Download a booking form (Microsoft word)

For bookings or more information please contact us.

Preferred hotel for the Fling weekend

£25.00 per person per night Bed and Breakfast sharing twin or double rooms.

Highlander Hotel, Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1AY

Tel: 01540 673 341

Fax: 01540 673 708


The Highlander Hotel is renowned for its true highland hospitality and its central location near Aviemore, make it an ideal base for touring the Scottish Highlands, whether you wish to go North, South, East or West. You may remember this stunning part of Scotland as the location of the popular BBC drama Monarch of the Glen. (Hotel is 2 Star). Just quote NRC or ask for Cythia when booking.

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.

Find out more...