Traigh Mhòr Pony Trekking
Traigh Mhòr pony trekking offers a unique all year round horse riding around the quiet crofting township of North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis. It is a small, family run business that strives to provide a friendly, personal and encouraging experience of exploring some of the Western Isles impressive and often overlooked landscapes on horseback. We offer a number of different treks and hacks including on the moorland, sand dunes, beaches and around the village and common grazing, ranging from 40 mins to 2.5 hours for both children and adults. We can also offer flat and jumping riding lessons on our quiet croft for beginners, novices and intermediate level riders.
Meet the Team.
Leigh has a BSc (Hons) with Education in Environmental Science and biology. . She is a business partner, First Aider, Child Protection Officer and a qualified ride leader/instructor with over 17 years teaching experience in secondary schools. Her lifelong passion with horses started at the tender age of 5!
Kirsty is Leigh's daughter and like her mum loves horses and the outdoors. She is a partner in the business as well as a qualified ride leader. and first aider. Kirsty runs the day to day centre activities while her mum is at work.
Gavin is Leigh's husband. He helps out around the croft making and mending. On busy days he will assist on the yard and out on treks.
Minnie, Ruth and Kira are our part time employees who help out around the yard and assist the rider leader on treks and hacks. They are passionate about horses and always full of laughter and smiles.
We have a few volunteers who come down to help out and to be around the horses. Molly has returned from college and we have Abby, Katie, Amy, Grace, Eilidh and Orlaith our Saturday helpers. Some of the girls are working towards their Saltire and Duke of Edinburgh qualifications as well as gaining extra recognition for college/ university entrance.
Friends of Traigh Mhòr
The rapid growth of Traigh Mhòr, led to the formation of a casual group of customers and us, called Friends of Traigh Mhòr. It is a group of us that help out at events as a steward or first aider, or helping out with catering or fundraising for Glasgow Sick Childrens Hospital. They even helped us level 15 tonnes of sand!
They are incredibly supportive in what we are trying to achieve and they also bring lots of humour to the yard.
Tràigh Mhòr is Gaelic for 'Big Beach' and our Tràigh Mhòr is a mile long stretch of flat, golden sand on the north east coast of the Isle of Lewis.