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TRSS is a small friendly Society concentrating on the recreational riding sector in Scotland, which includes riding centres offering riding lessons and student training plus livery yards offering livery in stunning countryside.

This site features approved riding centres offering a wide range of trekking and riding holidays and whether you are a complete novice keen to sample your first trek on a quiet beach or an experienced rider looking for a trail ride adventure on horseback, you won´t be disappointed.

Closure of Carr-Bridge Trekking Centre

NewsPosted by Susan Thu, March 07, 2019 11:06:28
Sadly, following the death of Ian McInnes earlier in the year, the decision has been taken to close down the pony trekking. The centre was one of the longest standing members of the Society and was operational from 1976 when Ian and his wife Isobel started the business. It was one of the last pure trekking centres left as many had moved into lessons or other activities.
Over the last few years, the ponies changed from english saddles to lightweight western saddles which helped the riders to keep their balance and be stable in the saddle. The ponies found this system to work well and it decreased the chance of having a fall. It's sad to see it go but running a riding centre of any kind has so many financial and legislative burdens, it is no longer viable in many cases.

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Posted by Jennifer Speirs Fri, May 10, 2019 11:01:20

I was so sad to read only today (10th May) about the death of Ian and the closure of the riding centre. Many a time I have broken a train journey at Carrbridge in order to enjoy an undemanding, enjoyable, wee trek in the beautiful countryside nearby. My profound thanks to Gillian and to all of the younger trek leaders who have been friendly and helpful over so many summer seasons. And of course to the lovely equine characters who never stopped trying to persuade me that they really really really were starving and needed to eat grass at every gate. I hope that they have all been re-homed happily.