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Houlls Horses and Hounds

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Houlls Houlls Houlls | Bridge End, Burra, Lerwick ZE2 9LE, Scotland
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Highlight of our UK tour

We had an absolutely incredible time! Dorothy, the proprietor, is fun, professional, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darby B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
A highlight of my visit to Shetland

I had a fantastic ride with Dorothy; the horses were kind, the weather was perfect, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anette S
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We offer trekking on Icelandic Horses in Burra, Shetland. We have a purpose built all weather menage where you can meet and try our horses before going on one of several treks in Burra. The scenery is beautiful and the horses are friendly and dependable to suit any level of rider.
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Houlls Houlls Houlls | Bridge End, Burra, Lerwick ZE2 9LE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely incredible time! Dorothy, the proprietor, is fun, professional, and informative. Experiencing the Shetland countryside and the Icelandic horse tölt was the highlight of our two week UK tour. Dorothy and the horses are responsive to both expert (my wife) and beginner...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fantastic ride with Dorothy; the horses were kind, the weather was perfect, the surroundings were stunning and the company great! I highly recommend enjoying a ride with Dorothy. Should I ever come back, I will definitely visit her again.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I booked two sessions for myself and two adult daughters (who wanted to experience the famous Icelandic tölt) with Houlls Horses and Hounds. We were not disappointed. We were welcomed on our arrival by Dorothy who introduced us to the horses, the friendly dogs, the...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We left our Dogs for few days whilst visiting some off islands during our Holiday - it was good to know the we could be confident they would be looked after by an obviously caring "sitter" whilst we were away. We would recommend Houlls as...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

For all levels of riders. Dorothy is incredibly patient and explains everything. I came on my own and she was so friendly and accommodating. I learned a lot about Icelandic horses and I felt I had a private riding lesson in addition to a ride...More

2  Thank shulis500
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Dorothy took my partner and I on a lovely ride into the beautiful hills of Shetland. My partner had never even touched a horse before, but Dorothy gave great instructions and her beautiful horses were really lovely so it was no problem! Greatly recommended to...More

1  Thank Rowan B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had a wonderful ride out with Dorothy and her fantastic Icelandic horses! She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, sharing lots of interesting information about this very special type of horse. She adjusted the ride to match our novice riding level and gave us helpful...More

1  Thank Christiana1111
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I had such a great time horse riding with Dorothy and her wonderful horses! Dorothy is very kind, helpful and makes you feel welcome in all ways. Her horses are sweet and safe, and very easy to ride and to tolt around in this lovely...More

1  Thank falkenhem
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had a wonderful time with Dorothy and her amazing Icelandic horses. Being new rider's, Dorothy took good care of our two children. The trekking experience involved a walk through the Shetland landscape ending with an unbelievable panoramic view at the "top of the world"....More

1  Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Found this business through the TripAdvisor community and it didn't disappoint. The business is well run and Dorothy leads you through the basics, for a novice like me, with clear instructions and simple guiding hints. I felt that my safety was paramount and considered at...More

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Marisa H
19 June 2017|
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Response from Michael C |
Hi Marisa, unfortunately I am attending a show and competition on mainland Scotland that day so can't accommodate your visit. Many apologies, Dorothy.
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