Wick itself offers a range of local services including General Hospital, Doctors and Dental practices, shopping facilities, mainline train station and local airport. The surrounding hinterland of Caithness offers a range of country pursuits including walking, stalking, shooting, fishing, climbing, Surfing, Golf and pony trekking.
Contact Jean Gunn on 01955 603270, for Trekking, Hacking and Beach Rides. You can also email her on j…@sibster.freeserve.co.uk
TREKKING & RIDING CENTRE
The Pony Club – Caithness branch
The Pony Club is the number one organisation for young people who lovaliblair08.jpge ponies and riding. There are more than 43,000 Pony Club members in Great Britain,belonging to either a branch or a Centre. Membership of The Pony Club offers fun,friendship,training,events and competitions. Caithness Branch is an active Branch with many members travelling on a regular basis to area events/competitions.
- District Commissioner – Mrs Maureen Coghill, Bridgend, East Clyth, Caithness Tel: 01593 721490 Email:
- Assistant DC – Graham Anderson, Haimer House, Haimer Thurso, Caithness KW14 8YN Tel: 01847 895679 Email: step…@hotmail.co.uk
- Branch Secretary – Mrs Elaine Gray, Gillvoan, Newton Hill, Wick KW1 5SB Tel: 01955 602527 Email:
- Treasurer – Mrs L Ross, tel: 01847 893640 Email: ibr…@btinternet.com
- Chief Instructor – Jean Gunn, Sibster Mains, Wick Tel: 01955 603270 Email: jean…@yahoo.co.uk
- Assistant Instructor – Mrs M Elder, Tel: 01847 892554 Email: mary…@hotmail.co.uk
- Competitions – Debbie Wilson, Breck Cottage, Barrock, Caithness KW14 8XQ Tel: 01847 851650, 07881 772339 Email: debs…@hotmail.com
Caithness Indoor Riding Club
Chairman – Mr George Coghill, Stemster House, Gillock, Caithness Tel: 01955 661253
Secretary / Treasurer – Mrs D Henderson, 3 Vernon Place, Thurso Caithness KW14 8QJ Tel: 01847 894646
Caithness Riding Club:
Chairman – James Munro, Morven View, Spittal Email: adm…@caithnessridingclub.co.uk
Secretary, Catriona Kennedy, Achardle Farm, Harpsdale Tel: 01847 831763
Treasurer – Catriona MacCallum, Newton Hill, Wick
Riding For Disabled People
President – Mrs Agnes Innes, Basquary, Caithness Tel: 01955 603695
Secretary – Maggie McLean, Ben Loyal, Caithness Tel: 01955 604258
Pony Trekking and Hacking Activities within Caithness, Highland, Scotland
Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and County Fair is one of the largest and most prestigious equestrian events in the Scottish calendar. Held over four days in late August, it attracts around 45,000 visitors and over 1200 horses and ponies compete in either the three-day event, showjumping, Highland pony show, hunter show, National Pony Society (NPS) Scotland finals, ridden Clydesdales or pony club games.
The British Show Pony Society (BSPS) is also a family orientated national society which aims to improve the showing of the Children’s Riding Pony by promoting classes and competitions for Children’s Show Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies and Working Hunter Ponies. In addition the BSPS now includes classes for Mountain & Moorland ponies, Intermediates, Part Bred Arabs and Coloured Horses and Ponies.
BSPS Scotland provides children with the opportunities to compete at local shows throughout Scotland as well as represent their Country at National Level. In Scotland they have own branch and organise shows, training days and social events. They also run an annual summer points competition whereby members can gain points by competing throughout the season at affiliated shows. Trophies and Rosettes for this competition are presented at the Dinner Dance held in November each year.
North East Scotland Highland Pony Enthusiasts Society (NESHPES) has prided itself in encouraging people from all disciplines and interests – from large breeders to one pony owners – to enjoy a range of activities regardless of ability or background. Organise Annual Awards.
Central Scotland Highland Pony Club (CSHPC) encourage owners of pure and part-bred highland ponies, to participate in all equestrian activities, in particular within the central belt of Scotland. It prides itself in being a very sociable and friendly club which enjoys a wide variety of mounted and un-mounted, competitive and non competitive activities. The CSHPC is affiliated to The Highland Pony Society, and is open to anyone with an interest in Highland Ponies.
Carlung Highland Ponies are located in the West Coast of Central Scotland & have been breeding & showing Highland Ponies since the early nineties. Visitors are always welcome.
CORRYLAIR FARM TREKKING & RIDING CENTRE
Pony Trekking for complete beginner on quiet gentle ponies with a selection of coloured – riding cobs. Hacking for exp. riders on responsive active horses. All riding through forest & heather – fantastic scenery. View Easter activities on www.corrylairtrekkingcentre.co.uk Tel. 01466 720379
Other Pony Pony Trekking and Hacking Society and groups In Scotland
The national pony society – Scotland young stock show
Fell Pony Society Members, Scotland
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre
National Championship Horse Trials Scotland
Highland Pony Society (HPS)
Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club of America (HPECA)
Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club (HPEC)