Traigh Mhòr Pony Trekking

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 If you are a new customer, we suggest you take a look at the F.A.Q before booking. 

Riding hats are provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. We suggest good solid shoes and long trousers (even on hot days). 

If you need to cancel your booking within 72hrs of the appointment, no refund on deposits is given. If you cancel with less than 24hrs before the ride. you will be expected to pay the full fee. 

If on arrival a customer decides not to ride, full fee is still due. 

Duration of rides includes pre-mounting checks, mounting and where appropriate a ridden assessment. This may also include assisting nervous riders.

We will assess your ability and your heights and weights to match a suitable horse or pony. 

Riders wishing to go on a beach ride without a lead rein may be assessed prior to the ride as it involves fast cantering on the sand. If in doubt, please get in contact and we will be happy to give you advice.

Our Treks:

The Village Ride.

45 min

£29 per rider

Ride through the quiet crofting township of North Tolsta and up onto the old common grazing tracks, before returning down to the centre. Fantastic coastal views that is suitable for beginners and nervous riders. Young riders under 5yrs old

North Lewis Peat Road Trail

1 hr 30 min

£55 per rider

Ride through the crofting township of North Tolsta and up onto North Tolsta Moor to the Trig point above Loch Gormag Mor. From here it is possible to see much of North Lewis's ancient blanket peat bog. Returning via the old common grazings tracks in the village. Experienced riders may be able to have short trots and canters on this trek.

Mini Moorland Ride.

45 min

£31 per rider

Suitable for all the family, including younger ones. this lovely short moorland ride will take you onto some of North Lewis most beautiful and untouched landscapes. 45 mins long, Times available10.15am and 3:00pm

Pony Experience Days.

6 hrs

£85 per rider

Spend the day literally horsing around from 10am to 4pm with the ponies and staff here at the riding centre. Grooming, tack cleaning, feeding , bathing the ponies as well as a trek to either the moorland or down onto the beach. Take a packed lunch.

Our Beach Rides:

The Traigh Mhòr Beach Ride. (experienced)

Short Ride (half the beach there and back) £65

Long Ride (full length of beach there and back) £98

Traigh Mhor means big beach in Gaelic and that is exactly what this beach is. Two miles of golden sands and at low tide, provides an exhilarating beach ride regardless of the weather or the time of year. Splash through the burns and water or canter in the waves on a beach that has to be the Isle of Lewis best kept secret. Intermediate to advanced level riders, must be able to control in a canter in open spaces. Total time varies on beach and  includes a short riding assessment of ability. (NOTE: Beach ride times may be affected by tidal and weather conditions)

Traigh Mhòr Mini Beach Ride.

1 hr

£55 per rider

Suitable for leadrein and novice riders,  this is a one hour beach ride. This includes a short 1/2 mile road trek through to the beach with fantastic views out to sea and over to the mainland. Then we descend onto Traigh Mhòr beach. (NOTE: Beach ride times may be affected by tidal conditions) Time on the beach 35-40 minutes.

Beach Paddle.

45 min

£40 per rider

Specifically for younger riders, this is a lovely introduction to riding on the beach. This ride includes short trek down to the beach followed by a splash or paddle in the stream and short trek on the sand. suitable for 12yrs old and under. Times available 200pm

Bespoke Private Beach Rides.

1-3 hrs

Base price £75 per hour per rider

If you want a really special ride this is your package. These rides are bespoke and usually happen in the evening, when the beach is quiet.

This could be:

  • A quiet, personal ride;

  • A special wave splashing memory;

  • An amazing way to say happy birthday;

  • or a romantic 'I love you' ride;

Contact us directly to talk about your requirements and we will arrange a date and price for you.