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Thumbnail Kingussie – Saturday 17th June 2017 Pony Trekking was started by the Ormiston Family, with their renowned stud of Highland Ponies, at the Balavil Arms Hotel in Newtonmore, with the assistance of the Scottish...

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Gillian Macrae

Child Protection Officer and Pony Club Instructor

Gill starting helping Ruaridh and his family with the ponies when she was 10 years old, and has continued to do so for the last 16 years.  As a youngster she was encouraged to get involved and experiment with the ponies.  Over the years gill has gained a lot of experience in working with the young stock from bottle feeding and nursing orphaned foals to breaking and backing and 4 year olds.  At 16 Gill ran the Pony trekking for the summer season and has been helping with the running of the stables ever since.

Gill is the Centre’s Child Protection Officer with a BEd in Education and a registered Primary School Teacher Gill is very involved with the centre’s Saddle and Pony Club.  As an accredited Pony club Instructor Gill’s main interest is in encouraging the children to get involved and have fun at the Centre in a safe and happy environment.

Gill seen here jumping Creag Dhubh Prince, one of Ruaridh's old driving horses, at Logie Equestrian Centre Cross Country course.

Gill and Prince - Logie Ski Jump

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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