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Address: Cairn House On THE WEST COAST OF ISLE, Blackwaterfoot KA27 8EU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1770 860466

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Great day with an exceptionally lovely lady

Booked very last minute with the very accommodating Dawn. My friend and I had absolutely no experience and were a bit nervous about trying it for the first time - particularly in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked very last minute with the very accommodating Dawn. My friend and I had absolutely no experience and were a bit nervous about trying it for the first time - particularly in the middle of winter. Dawn and Daisy were an absolute delight from the moment we arrived. We were immediately put at ease and thoroughly enjoyed both the ride... More 

1 Thank cfburns
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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emailed Dawn on the Sunday for a beach hack on the Monday. Speedy email response, great service, lovely wee horse and stables only five minutes from the beach which is extensive. The hack was fab with a canter along the sand and then paddling in the sea - this was November!! I will definitely be back.

2 Thank Larkhall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trek with the kids & owner Dawn. Learned lots about the horses & helpful hints and tips for us beginners. Beautiful on the beach such a clear day could see Ireland!! Will be back next year....hopefully fit in a lesson Thanks Dawn! Great day

Thank AudreyWalton
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We took my dad for his 70th birthday. Dawn who ran the stables was great and communicated very well about the booking. The trek was perfect and the staff at the stables were friendly and chatty. Definitely recommend this if you visit Arran.

Thank NJS76
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A wonderful riding centre from which to explore the beautiful Arran countryside and in my case fulfil a life long dream of cantering on the beach, made ever more special by being able to ride a native breed. The riding centre is a well run by Dawn, who is friendly and professional. As none of my family ride I booked... More 

Thank KAJ2013
Shilbottle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I would highly recommend a ride along the beach at Blackwaterfoot, Dawn is extremely safety and horse/rider welfare, thoroughly enjoyable

Thank Linda B
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Another trip to Blackwaterfoot - no riding was planned but the disappointed look on our daughter's face reminded us what was wanted. Dawn fitted us in and the ride along the beach was a big hit.

Thank Blinkbonnies
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Had a wonderful ride on the beach on Katie a delightful Highland pony. Highly recommended. Can only imagine the negative reviews posted are from very inexperienced riders. Owner is caring and very concerned for animals well being and rider safety.

Thank Archiesangster
Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 go near other horses or "all hell would break loose" so this made us a... More 

2 Thank sc0tland90
Tillykins2014, Owner at Cairnhouse Riding Centre, responded to this review

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 with the truth of your riding abilities. I am sorry that you feel that you... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We booked in for the younger kids, and everything was ready for an 11:00am start. After all the paperwork was done we were advised 3 more riders were on their way by bus from the mainland and had been delayed. The owner delayed the trip for 45 minutes to allow for their arrival. We were kept fully informed, and for... More 

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