Ruaridh is in the process of writing a book on the History of Ormiston Highlands and it will also have lots of funny stories about people and places associated with Highland Ponies and Cattle and will include:

  • The history of the Stud back to the Gaick and Glentromie days and old Edward Ormiston and his ponies from the early 1800's, including pictures where appropriate.
  • The history of Ewan Ormiston and the venison days before and during the last war.
  • The use of ponies by the deer shooting estates and The Lovat Scouts.
  • The start of pony trekking in Newtonmore from 1952 by Ewan.
  • The export of Croila Ponies all over the world.
  • The story of the Strathmashie Fold of Highland Cattle.
  • The involvement in the Film Industry from the 1950s till today.
Visit our image gallery to see historic pictures of our horses, ponies and cattle.

Sales Enquiries

Please drop Ruaridh an e-mail at info@ormistonhighlands.com or you can also call Newtonmore Riding Centre on 01540 670000 (or + 44 1540 670000 for international callers).

Contact details

Ormiston Highlands

Glendell, Market Lane, Kingussie,
Inverness-shire, PH21 1EP

Tel/fax: 07000 PONIES (766437)
Ruaridh's Mobile: 07831 338012
Residential: 01540 661163


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