Top Christmas Gifts for the Equestrian

Top Christmas Gifts for the Equestrian

Top Christmas gift ideas for the equestrian who has everything

We’ve all got that one friend or partner who has everything or is just really hard to buy Christmas gifts for. So we’ve compiled a list of Christmas gifts to shorten your search time and still make them smile!

  1. A horsey or dog photoshoot – Who doesn’t love having photos of their precious four legged friend to hang on the walls at home and enjoy all year.  If you’re looking for a special package have a look at Suzanne Black Photography, who is based here at Lindores. Suzanne often has some cracking Christmas gift offers on her Facebook page.  https://www.suzanneblackphotography.co.uk/pet-portraits/
  2. Tickets for an event – HOYS, Olympia, Badminton, Blair, RHS the list is endless. There are so many fantastic equestrian events out there to choose from.  You’ll benefit from early bird prices if you book them now!
  3. Subscription to a magazine – there is nothing a horse addict loves more than sitting down with a cuppa, some biscuits and a good horsey mag.
  4. Massage/beauty treatments – Let’s be honest horse owners often spend a lot of time and money pampering their horses, and forget about themselves.
  5. SOCKS – you can never go wrong with socks.
  6. A weekend away – escape from the stresses of life and enjoy 5 star ultimate luxury for couples.  Book a 2 night break in The Arches – one of the most popular cottage breaks in the UK. Don’t forget to check the equine events schedule before you book, you don’t want to clash with an important outing.  https://www.lindores.co.uk/the-arches/
  7. Gift vouchers for their favourite training venue – Lindores Equestrian Vouchers are the perfect gift because they are so flexible. They can be used anytime in 2020 towards hiring our award winning cross country course, arena, working hunter jumps on grass, campsite, bunkroom and stables.  Buy your voucher today –  https://www.lindoresxc.co.uk/gift-vouchers/

 

8.  If you’re looking for an extra special Christmas package then contact us for bespoke Lindores – Stay Ride    Relax horse holiday package for 2020. Read this old blog for inspiration…

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Design A Fence Competition Is Back!

Design A Fence Competition Is Back!

Calling all budding fence designers…

After the success of our Build a Fence competition in 2018 we thought we would hand it back to our brilliant customers to design the Lindores showcase fence for 2020.

In 2018 the wonderful Wobbleberry Fence was designed thanks to the talents of Dorothy Drury and then bought to life by our British Eventing fence builder David Wilson. Read more…

Since then, along with the Lindores Boat and the Danny MacAskill keyhole, it has become one of the most popular fences on course and the one everyone wants to get a picture of. It’s also one of the favourites of the Lindores Team.

So the challenge is on. You don’t need to be an artist – just get your ideas down and we can bring them to life.

What the winner gets:

The winner will be invited to preview their creation and have the opportunity to be the first person to jump it on their horse (if they wish).

Things to consider when designing your fence:

What height and width will it be?

What materials will it be made from?

What colour might you like it?

HOW TO ENTER:

Get your creative juices flowing and send us your designs via email to anna@lindores.co.uk. Entries close midnight 31st December 2019.

 

The rules:

Designs can be submitted as either hand drawn, or computer generated. Please put your name on your design as well as details of the fence (height / width / materials used). All designs must be original ideas of the person submitting the design. The competition is open to all ages, but designs must be submitted by an over 18.  Winners will be notified by email before the winner is announced by Lindores Equestrian on social media.

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Good Luck!! From Award Winning Lindores Equestrian. Read more…

 

Oct 2019 Horse Holiday Package

Oct 2019 Horse Holiday Package

HORSE HOLIDAY LODGE PACKAGE 

– 3 night break in Lindores Lodge for family or friends and their horses (sleeps 6+2)

Lindores Lodge 3 Night Stay: £703 (was £781) 

Equestrian Facilities Per Horse Stay for 3 nights: £125

Check in Monday 7th October 2019 PM

Check out Thursday 10th October 2019 AM

Grab this last minute horse holiday package! We are offering this fantastic horse holiday package to a family or group of friends who fancy a last minute short break away to stay, ride and relax at Lindores Equestrian.  Awarded Equestrian Business of the Year 2019 this is a your chance to experience Lindores in style!  The offer is suitable for any group size from 2 people up to 8 people and their horses. Kids and pets very welcome.

What’s included during your stay:

Stabling with hay and strawy

Exclusive use of Lindores Lodge with three en-suite bedrooms, private hot tub and luxurious furnishings

Safe enclosed garden for kids and pets to play safely

Stunning countryside views for hacking and walks

On Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th or Thursday 10th October 2019

Arena hire with show jumps available for 1.5 hours

Working Hunter jumps on grass available for 1.5 hours

Lindores Cross Country available for 1.5hours

Optional extra’s not included in package:

Shavings

Instruction

Dog Stays

Electric Lorry/Caravan Hook Ups

Check in from Friday Sunday 6th October from 4pm is available if preferred

To secure this package offer we require full payment and 20% of the balance is non refundable in event of a cancellation.  If you wanted to enjoy more facilities or change the package slightly that is possible and can be agreed in advance.  Horses must be fully vaccinated up to a year and guests must comply with the Lindores Equestrian Terms and Conditions which are provided at point of sale. Offer is subject to availability.

BOOK LINDORES LODGE ONLINE & HORSES DIRECTLY WITH CONTACT:

anna@lindores.co.uk

07736 044 058

 

 

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Horse Holiday Friends Package

Horse Holiday Friends Package

HORSE HOLIDAY PACKAGE

– 1 night stay for a group of friends and their horses (minimum 4)

 Cost: £90 per rider and horse

Check in Saturday 7thSept 2019 from 9am

Check out Sunday 8thSept by 12noon

Due to a cancellation we are offering this fantastic horse holiday package to a family or group of friends who fancy a short break away to stay, ride and relax at Lindores Equestrian.  Awarded Equestrian Business of the Year 2019 this is a your chance to experience Lindores!  The offer is suitable for a group of 4 or more riders and their horses.

What’s included during your stay:

Stable with hay and straw

Exclusive use of The Bothy

(The Bothy space has a kitchen, lounge and dining area and can be used until 10am Sunday 8thSept)

Accommodation: In The Bunkroom overnight (sleeps up to 6) or Tent Pitch

Parking for lorries, caravans or horse boxes

Hacking to enjoy the stunning countryside views

On Saturday 7th:

Arena hire with show jumps available for 1.5 hours

Working Hunter jumps on grass available for 1.5 hours

On Sunday 8th:

Lindores Cross Country available for 1.5hours

Optional extra’s not included in package:

Shavings

Instruction

Dog Stays

Luxury Lodge with Hot Tub

Electric Lorry/Caravan Hook Ups

Check in from Friday 6thSept from 6pm is available if preferred

 

To secure this package offer we require full payment and 20% of the balance is non refundable in event of a cancellation.  If you wanted to enjoy more facilities or change the package slightly that is possible and can be agreed in advance.  Horses must be fully vaccinated up to a year and guests must comply with the Lindores Equestrian Terms and Conditions which are provided at point of sale. Offer is subject to availability.

 

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY TODAY – CONTACT:

anna@lindores.co.uk

07736 044 058

 

 

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What it takes – a parents perspective

What it takes – a parents perspective

A Parents Perspective

With the BEu100 Championships at Frickley Park now an exciting memory forever etched in the brains of all those young athletes who represented their country, we wanted to find out more about some of the support crew.

The role of supporting Mums and Dads covers everything from groom to mentor to transporter and of course financial support. When we interviewed a selection of the BEu18 Scotland Team it was apparent how they all cited a parent as their biggest supporters.

We were keen to get a parents perspective and so we took a few minutes with super Mum Emma Bryce to find out more.

The Interview

Please introduce yourself and your daughter

My name is Emma and my daughter is Ellie. Ellie is on the Lindores Equestrian sponsored BEu100 Scotland Team.

 

Do you come from a horsey-background yourself and has this been a help or a hindrance?

I had a pony when I was younger but my parents weren’t horsey in the slightest. I bred my own foal in 1999 Macrana.

How has riding influenced Ellie as she is growing up?

Ellie has been riding since before she could walk so as a result spends every free moment she has with them. When she fell in love with eventing she took in two liveries to fund it, getting up at 5am every day to ride and muck out before school.

As a parent what have you invested into Ellie achieving her goals?

Mainly time as after buying her first pony she has saved and purchased her subsequent ones.

How did you feel when Ellie got selected for the BEu18 Scottish Team?

Exceptionally proud, she had worked so hard to achieve her goal of representing Scotland and had many setbacks along the way but always picked herself up, dusted herself off and tried again.

As a parent which phase of eventing to you enjoy the most and why?

Cross country I think as it’s wonderful to watch but heart racing at the same time.

Which is your least favourite part?

Dressage as it’s the phase Ellie always feels she could have done better. It’s also the phase I can’t watch!

Since Ellie has been eventing what have you learnt?

To be patient, never give advice to her at an event and how lovely and supportive all the other parents are.

What advice would you give to other parents with a son/daughter interested in taking up eventing more seriously?

Make sure you have an understanding other half as weekends are rarely spent at home!

Does Ellie have any supporters who need a mention?

Two years ago Ellie was approached by Jim Spiers from Advanced Roller  Doors (EK) to be a brand ambassador who has been an amazing support ever since and more recently by A2B Equestrian, who are a riding safety centre, and ensure Ellie is well kitted.

Find out more…

If you haven’t watched our fun video with some of the BEu18 team you can watch it here.

Or if, like many of the BEu18 team you’d like to come and train at Lindores Equestrian you can.

Train at Lindores Equestrian 

Watch Video Interview with BE u18 Scottish Team Riders