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Cairnhouse Riding Centre

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Lovely 2 hour trek

Totally enjoyed my 2 hour trek today with Dawn! Jimmy was a fantastic pony to ride, not only super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sunflowersareyellow
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Great place for horse riding. Close to the beach. Dawn is very helpfull and good with the horses. I... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
bl0mmert
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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The Stables Cairn House Cairn House On THE WEST COAST OF ISLE, Blackwaterfoot KA27 8EU, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Me and my two kids had a wonderful beach ride! I am a lapsed rider and my kids have just had a couple of lead rein rides and we all enjoyed it! Dawn was really helpful prior to ride and also when we were there....More

4  Thank Cr1mson
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2015

My friends and I went to the stables in good sprit wanting a fun day, the weather was nice and it was a great day to go along the beach. From the start we were made to feel uneasy! We were told certain horses couldn't...More

5  Thank sc0tland90
Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

I am surprised to read your review of your experience with me last April. You stated on your Rider Registration Forms that you were all up to canter level ( which is the requirement for a hack ) I clearly remember how uneconomical you were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope the owner considers any criticism as constructive for the business because there were lots of good points but I personally didn't find the overall experience particularly fun and relaxing. I wasn't going to write a review as I noticed the reply to the...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed my 2 hour trek today with Dawn! Jimmy was a fantastic pony to ride, not only super comfortable, but also very sensible and gentle. You notice that the horses are well looked after and trained! Definitely returning when next back on Arran!

Thank sunflowersareyellow
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Great place for horse riding. Close to the beach. Dawn is very helpfull and good with the horses. I did a trek of one hour. Great conditions.

Thank bl0mmert
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We booked a pony trek with Dawn for our two girls (9 and 7) while we were holidaying on Arran and Dawn was very accommodating at fitting them in considering how booked up she was. We received a very warm welcome, and the children were...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience - 89 year old mother hadn’t been on horseback for over 50 years and is now rather fragile with a number of age related health problems. Dawn who owns it couldn’t have been more welcoming, sensitive and utterly perfect with a nervous,...More

Thank lesbennett53
Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was so nice to meet all of you and a pleasure to be able to help fulfil such a wonderful and inspirational lady's wish. I just hope that I am half as fit and spritely as...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We booked before we arrived on the Island. Myself and young daughter went out on the morning trek which took us through Blackwaterfoot and along the beach. We really enjoyed the trek. The staff were friendly and it was well organised. They also made sure...More

Thank Louisecd_10
Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your ride at Cairnhouse Riding Centre.... perhaps see you again ..

Reviewed 13 August 2018

My daughters, 12 and 9, wanted to go pony trekking although they have no experience. Dawn was terrific from booking to the ride itself. The ponies were lovely and obviously well cared for and the 1 hour trek was just perfect. She was happy to...More

Thank clairemckay100
Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your experience at Cairnhouse Riding Centre." Haste ye back" ( as the saying goes!!) best wishes Dawn

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Had a magical horse ride along the amazing beach. The horses were fabulous, the girls helping were so friendly and helpful and Toby the dog hilarious. Would highly, highly recommend! Thank you Dawn!

Thank Elspeth M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Dawn gave our daughter a wee 5 minute ride as we turned up last minute when she was packing up for the day. She loved it so much we both booked in for a beach ride the next day. Had a fab time

Thank annadZ9878CN
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely one hour hack to the beach while my husband played golf. Dawn matched me up with Magnus, a perfect partner, responsive and safe. Would recommend this to anyone. Thanks Dawn.

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