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Highlands Unbridled Trail Riding & Trekking Centre

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Address: | Northwilds, Tain IV19 1PE, Scotland
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+44 1862 735007

Here at Highlands Unbridled we have riding to suit everyone, from Pony...

Here at Highlands Unbridled we have riding to suit everyone, from Pony Trekking for complete beginners and exhilerating beach gallops for experienced riders,long distance trail riding holidays including the longest trail ride in the UK visiting all 3 of Scotlands coasts.

Specialising in coast to coast riding holidays across the wild and beautiful far North of Scotland, we offer a variety of holidays to suit all budgets

Our Trail Riding holidays cover the Highlands of Scotland, with several different Coast to Coast options, rides along the Great Glen Way, rides through the Wild West Highlands and the Cairngorms too.

From our new riding centre in Northwilds, just outside Tain, in Ross-shire we offer pony trekking, and we can offer rides tailored to your ability and requirements - a walk along the beach, a gentle loch-side hack, a trek through heather clad hills, beach gallop or tranquil forest ride, the choice is yours. Riding in small friendly groups and booking is essential

We also offer riding lessons for all ages and abilities at Northwilds too.

We're sure you'll find what you are looking for at Highlands Unbridled and pride ourself on trying to make peoples riding dreams come true....

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Friendly and Beautiful!

Had a fantastic short ride with the crew here! They customized it to my and my partners very different levels of experience, though ended up having a laugh and getting out a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic short ride with the crew here! They customized it to my and my partners very different levels of experience, though ended up having a laugh and getting out a little late to meet up as planned. We were only out for 2 hours (partners first horse experience) but got ice rain and sunshine as is scotland's standard... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I am so sad to write this review, but having read that they are re-opening in 2018, and, like another reviewer from a different ride and unknown to me, I need to warn others. This couple are not and will not for many years if ever be fit and ready to run riding holidays. We are experienced trail riders with... More 

8 Thank Thoughtful100
HighlandsUnbridled, Owner at Highlands Unbridled Trail Riding & Trekking Centre, responded to this review

I am so sorry for the experience you had on your ride through the Cairngorms. This was the ride from hell for us - as I'm sure it was for you too. We were forced to bring in less experienced horses at the last minute because our 'spare' horses for this ride had both gone lame (one had been kicked... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I had been saving for two years to afford the 10 Day Three Coast Ride in August 2016 and was already negatively surprised by the lack of communication during booking and payment. But I wanted to believe that horse people are not computer people and that the experience itself would make up all the anxiety of waiting for the booking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dayride at this place! Graham picked me up in Tain ad Katie the guide and Jan were very helpful. Did ride a horse named Goose a funny Highland pony! I'm thinking about getting back one day and do the Coast to Coast ride :-)

1 Thank Rebecca N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous week on a work away with Jan and Graham. I wasn't a horse person before we started this adventure but by the time we left I was hooked. Being up close and personal with such wonderful animals was truly an experience that will never be forgotten and will hopefully be repeated again and... More 

2 Thank Monkeycarr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

4 days before arriving into Scotland my trail riding was cancelled . I paid in full in January. I am still waiting to be refunded . As I was already there I had to spend more money to fill in time . They have taken lots of people's money and not refunded . Please beware of this company

12 Thank Kim C
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Jan the owner was very professional , friendly and accomdating from phone call to meeting her. The horses I saw appeared very well cared for and the saddlery is probably the most comfortable I've ever ridden in; I've had many equestrian experiences in my time from New Mexico to the Cotswolds to Scottish Highlands so I'm not entirely green! Leading... More 

4 Thank Blomk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A year later I still look back on this trip often, wonderful memories. My sisters and I booked the Outlander 2 trek to celebrate our 50th birthday. I am an infrequent rider so was nervous about the long days and what was expected of me in regards to the daily prep. There was nothing to worry about. The daily rides... More 

3 Thank NFogarty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I did the Outlander trek last spring with Jan and Graham. It was SO WONDERFUL! it exceeded any and all expectations. I have done a considerable amount of traveling around the world in the past 15 years, mostly self-directed trips. To have everything taken care of AND included was such a delightful difference for me. I felt so pampered. The... More 

3 Thank MaineThomKat
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I did join the "outlander" Tour this September with Highlands Unbridled. We were touring the whole time so I never saw the stables themselves and therefore cannot give any Review about them. Also the Centre is still in quarantine as they have the stangles there now. But our Trail horses which have not been at the Centre for months were... More 

3 Thank marlies507

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