Newtonmore Riding Centre

Riding Schools & Centres

Biallid Farm, Laggan Road, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1BP

    Newtonmore Riding Centre provides Highland Pony riding lessons, trekking and horse riding holidays for all ages in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

    Come to the Scottish Highlands to the village of Newtonmore for a riding holiday with a difference. As the oldest breeder of Highland Ponies in Scotland and the originators of pony trekking holidays, Newtonmore Riding Centre is steeped in horse history. The Ormiston Highland’s Breeding Stud has been in existence for over 150 years in Badenoch and Newtonmore Riding Centre have been running riding holidays in Newtonmore since 1952, so they really know how to make you most welcome.

    At the centre there is a Highland Pony Heritage Display dedicated to the family’s involvement with the breed and the history of the riding centre. In addition to lots of old photographs, books and pictures the centre has all sorts of Highland Pony items of interest in including Working Harness, Deer Saddles, Grouse Panniers, Army Riding and Pack Saddles as used by the Lovat Scouts, a Highland Pony Farm Tip Cart, a lype or sledge  and various gigs and traps.

    Children are welcome at our centre from any age and Shetland Pony rides are available for the younger clients. There is also a weekly Saddle Club for children on Saturdays and Sundays.  Newtonmore Riding Centre has provided ponies for various movies and television shows, including Rob Roy, Highlander, Missionary and Monarch of the Glen.

    3 Activity Centre
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    Newtonmore is located on the main North / South A9 Trunk Road, 46 miles south of Inverness and 64 miles north of Perth. We are only 100m outside the 30mph limit on the Fort William Road (A86) west of Newtonmore. Turn right when proceeding west up track to Newtonmore Riding Centre (Biallid farm) which is well signposted.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- We are less than one mile from Newtonmore Railway station. Proceed from station up station road for 400m till you meet Laggan road, turn left and proceed for a further 300m and turn left for Newtonmore Riding Centre (Biallid Farm) which is well signposted and continue 100m up the farm track. Pickup can be arranged.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- We are approximately 2 ½ hrs north from Glasgow and Edinburgh and 1hr south from Inverness Airports.
    Airports transfers can be arranged by prior agreement and reasonable cost.

    Getting there by ferry:- We are located in the central Highlands.

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