Lindores Design A Fence Competition Winner’s design is more than a fence!
What an achievement to everyone involved!
When Lindores Equestrian opened up entries to their 2018 Design a Fence Competition never in their wildest dreams did they expect the winning entry to be as wonderful as it is!
Riders of all ages and artistic abilities were welcomed to enter into the 2018 competition but Scottish rider Dorothy Drury’s Wobbleberries Challenge inspired fence was a clear winner for the judges.
Dorothy Drury’s winning entry was supplied in 2D and 3D designs and inspired by Wobbleberries Challenge…
The standard of fence design entries were impressive but the judges felt that this Wobbleberry design had the edge over the other great entries because it had great profile, colour palette and the judges really related to the charitable theme.
Lindores Equestrian is a popular venue for Wobbleberry Challenge riders training or attending residential camps and the team felt the Wobbleberries fence would bring a smile to riders faces and continue to encourage them to keep training and fundraising.
Primarily, the Wobbleberry challenge is a fund raising initiative for horse riders to raise money for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity. The “Wobbleberry Challenge” was set up because the founders were inspired by the young event rider Hannah Francis who sadly lost her battle against a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Hannah was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17years and demonstrated extraordinary courage and dignity while enduring painful and debilitating treatment. Hannah’s sheer determination defied all medical opinion as she continued to ride right up until her tragically early passing at only 18years of age. The founders of the Wobbleberry Challenge wanted to raise money for Hannah’s fantastic charity, where every penny will fulfil two principal objectives – to fund research into osteosarcoma and to provide equestrian experiences (“Willberry’s Wishes”) to seriously ill people.
The Challenge has run for a year so far, raising over £269,000, with over 1,200 people initially signing up. This is not about a few people raising vast sums of money – it’s about what a group of normal people can achieve when working together. There is no competitive element – it is all about supporting each other. Lots of new friendships have been made because of the Challenge and people have done things they never imagined they were capable of. There are no failures – people celebrate every step on the journey.
People who take part in the personal challenge aim at completing a BE80(T) event, having never completed one previously with their equine partner. This has proven to be an effective balance between a proper challenge and one that is achievable by ordinary people, riding ordinary horses. It has encouraged fantastic feats of fundraising and sponsorship and created a real sense of achievement when completing.
BE Course Builder David Wilson… Genius!
British Eventing Course Builder David Wilson regularly course checks and builds fences at Lindores Equestrian and his talents and attention to detail have prevailed again! David Wilson spent over 5 days carving Willberry, building and painting the Wobbleberry fence. Willberry the enormous wooden ‘pony’ is utterly adorable! He is carved from one piece of a tree, he alone weighs 1 tonne and is an uncanny resemblance to Hannah’s Willberry pony. The fence profile is as per Dorothy’s entry vision with a 70cm and a 90cm fence height which can be jumped from both directions. The fence colours, stars, scarf are all painted to absolute perfection and the hashtag is a reminder that Lindores Equestrian is right behind #kickingcancersbutt
Dorothy Drury the entry winner said ‘I really like drawing and as a rider myself I just wanted to design a fence that offered lots of different options to train over’. Lindores Equestrian are delighted to add this latest fence to the existing 125 cross country fences available to train over 7 days a week.
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Lindores Equestrian is ideal for riders and horses or all abilities wanting to practice cross country, dressage or showjumping for an hour or as part of a camp experience. With 30 stables, 3 luxury holiday houses, campsite with showers, Bothy, 2 grass show jumping paddocks, brand new 60m x 40m outdoor arena, hacking and stunning countryside views. Lindores Equestrian is hugely popular and always welcoming new riders, instructors and clubs to train, host events, clinics and camps.
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At Lindores we offer a range of holidays with your horse to suit all budgets, with prices starting from £30 per night.
Why come to Lindores?
Everyone loves spending time with their horse / family / friends, so why not bring them all with you to Lindores? We are situated just outside Newburgh in the stunning Fife Countryside and offer the ideal retreat for you and your four legged friend(s). There is plenty of hacking / walking around the farm with stunning scenery, we have a large enclosed grass paddock for riding in (complete with a course of show jumps), 30 stables, sand-school, a tack room and an awesome cross country course with fences ranging from 30cm – 1m+.
There are a number of local instructors who visit Lindores, who would be happy to help should you want to fit ina lesson during your stay, we recommend you book direct and have a list of local instructors atwww.lindoresxc.co.uk/instructors/.
In addition Howe Country Centre hosts has a full competition and training schedule and is a short (12 minute) drive away. For those who wish to travel slightly further afield then over five miles of sandy beach awaits you at St Andrews West Sands and Tentsmuir Forest. And for when you are off your horse there are a huge number of local places of interest to help you relax and enjoy the area.
Only a short drive away you could experience the brand new Lindores Abbey Distillery with bar and café or visit Perth, St Andrews, Falkland and much more. For ideas on things to do visit https://www.lindores.co.uk/relax/
Our friendly family farm offers the ideal place to come and have fun with your ponies or horses and we are also dog friendly too. Horse holiday stabling costs start from £20 per night and you can choose to buy hay, straw, shavings whatever suits your horse and makes them feel at home.
Hacking around the farm is welcomed and riders can make use of the cross country course, sand school and grass show jumping paddock which are available to hire from £20 per horse for an hour. Body protectors must be worn when on the cross country course and you must be accompanied by someone on foot or horseback for safety. We take safety seriously which is why our facilities are
There are a number of accommodation options available:
1. Luxury homes to accommodate all party sizes only a short distance from the stables and boasting stunning views, en-suites, comfy beds and private hot tubs to really help you unwind. Lindores Lodge – a self-catering luxury lodge which sleeps 6+2. In addition we also have ‘The Arches’ a luxury couples retreat, and new for 2018 ‘The Glasshouse’ which sleeps 4+2. Book online www.lindores.co.uk.
2. Pitch your tent – We have a grass campsite to cater for a small number of tents, with toilet, shower and catering facilities onsite. Campers are welcome to use the Bothy which is a converted barn shed with wood burner, small kitchen and fridge. Pitch price is £10/night for 2 people and £5 per person thereafter
3. Bring your caravan or horsebox – We have hard standing for caravan and horseboxes and also have electric hook up points. You are of course welcome to use the shower and Bothy. Lorry parking from £10 per night for 2 people and £5 per person thereafter.
4. Local B&B’s – there are a number of B&B’s available locally Please book these directly, for more information google accommodation near Newburgh.
Please contact Lindores direct to check availability for stables / tent pitches / horsebox pitches and for customers wishing to stay in the luxury accommodation its worth checking availability online at https://www.lindores.co.uk/stay/ .
Booking early avoids disappointment but we will do our best to accommodate. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Lindores Team x
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