Job Opportunity – Lindores

Job Opportunity – Lindores

Job Role: Office, Product and Marketing Manager / Application Deadline Closed. Entry deadline was 15th Dec 2020.

Award Winning Family Business

Lindores is embarking on an exciting new chapter of growth and hence why we’re growing our team. We’re passionate about high quality and attention to detail.  We continue to deliver 5-star service to our domestic and international customer base: seeking authentic and credible rural agritourism experiences.

Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

As of 1st November 2020 our cross country course, working hunter field and hacking are all now closed over winter and will re-open 1st March 2021.

Our outdoor arena is closed temporarily during the national lockdown for the month of January 2021. We shall review opening when it is safe to do so. Look after yourselves and we will update you when we re-open.

Below the table you can read our Covid Protocols.

Booking is simple and instant online. No booking charges. No Disclaimer Forms. We are proud to be a paperless and cashless venue.

Facility HireStatus
HackingOpening 1st March
Outdoor Arena with Optional Show JumpsTemporarily closed over lockdown
Cross Country HireOpening 1st March
Working Hunter Jumps on GrassOpening 1st March
Parking Area (incl new overflow parking)Closed
Luxury Lodge Stays Temporarily closed due to lockdown
Campsite PitchesClosed
The Bothy Closed
Tuck Shop in ReceptionClosed


Please at all times continue to practice Government recommendations on social distancing.   


We have built a new hardstanding overflow car park below the working hunter grass paddock. Please ensure you park minimum 5 metres apart. There is now plenty of space to allow for this.


  • Welcomes up to 5 households at a time, must travel separately
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Hourly time slots available
  • Use hand sanitizer provided at every closed gateway
  • If you need to pass anyone on the ride, you must stop and pull over to one side
  • Text Anna on 07736 044 058 when you have started and finished your hack with the message ‘FULL NAME – STARTING HACK’ and at the end ‘FULL NAME – ENDING HACK’


  • Welcomes up to 5 households at a time, must travel separately
  • Instructors and coaching welcomed in line with guidance
  • Hourly time slots must be adhered too and give time to exit the arena in advance of next rider
  • Use hand sanitizers provided on entry and exit
  • Please wear gloves prior to touching equipment (cups, wings, poles, poo picking kit)


  • Welcomes up to 5 households at a time
  • One accompanying person must be on foot for single riders for safety
  • Hourly time slots must be adhered too
  • Use hand sanitizer provided at every closed gateway
  • Get excited about this one…We’ve extended the water complex during lockdown by a third. It now offers more jumping options in and out!!!
  • A lot of ground maintenance work was undertaken during lockdown to improve our facility. There is now an open ditch marked with stone boulders that crosses parts of the course to improve water management during wet seasons. The ditch with boulders must not be jumped. Please use the crossing points.
  • Back protectors must be worn in line with British Regulations
  • Instructors and coaching is welcomed in line with guidance


12 months. Don’t forget you must carry a passport to travel a horse.


Wear up to standard safety equipment. Skull cap and back protector in line with British Regulations is mandatory when jumping on the cross country course.  Use your own equipment for horse and rider. Respect the views and opinions of other members. Maintain social distancing at all times. Ride within your capabilities and current horse and rider fitness levels.


Qualified instructors must have their own public liability and must adhere to our Covid-19 Protocol.


Please adhere to the latest travel restriction guidance.


NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM IS EASY AND QUICK. Check availability, book and pay with our new online booking system. Riders no longer have to sign a Disclaimer form at reception on arrival. The Disclaimer is part of the online booking process. YAY! The person booking online accepts liability for all named riders and should share the Terms and Conditions with their group in advance of training so everyone know the rules. Instructors are welcome to book facilities using the new online system as well. If you experience any difficulty with our new booking system please tell us! We’ll sort it quickly for you.


Arrive 15 minutes in advance of your start time. You should at the top of the cross country course for start time. Try and not linger after training if you see more people parking. If you are running late please let Anna know in advance on 07736 044 058.


Payment for facility hire is now all online via our website. Pay by credit or debit card. Our venue is now cashless. 


Will be cleaned regularly. Please ONLY use these facilities if absolutely necessary.


Call Anna on 07736044058 and someone in PPE will come to you. In the event of a bad accident contact emergency services immediately. Location details on facility gates.


We are delighted to be opening again and hope these guidelines make you feel safe and you are protected when visiting our facility

You must respect social distancing at all times

If we see people not adhering to social distancing, we have the right to ask you to leave 

Do not travel if you have symptoms of Covid-19

Do not travel if you have been with someone diagnosed in the last 14 days

Adhere to the signage on site

Use the hand sanitizers available at every gateway

Call Anna if you have any questions, we’re still very happy to help and very friendly!

Riders Minds Mental Health Support

Riders Minds Mental Health Support

Riders Minds Launch Online Mental Health Support

Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2020, sees the launch of Riders Minds. A bespoke, comprehensive, online resource dedicated to supporting and improving the mental health of horse riders, across all levels.

Founded by 5* event rider Matthew Wright and his wife Victoria.  Matthew has openly shared his own mental ill health struggles.

Matthew said, “The objective of Riders Minds is to remove the stigma of speaking out by increasing mental health awareness, understanding, and confidence amongst all riders. Its helpful from grassroots riders through to professional riders.

“Having been in a few dark places myself in the past we wanted to give the wider equestrian community somewhere to get help and someone to talk to. By raising the profile of mental health and well-being people will realise they are not alone and that it is okay not to be okay.”

Free Confidential Helpline, 24/7

Helpline: 0300 102 1540

In addition to equipping individuals with skills for good mental health and managing life’s ups and downs.  Riders Minds also offers a free confidential helpline available 24 hours a day, sponsored by TheraPlate.

BGA – Riders Minds
Caunton Manor Equestrian. Credit Sophie Harris/ SEH Photography

Riders Minds has been generously sponsored by TheraPlate, Baileys Horse Feeds, Bates Saddles, The British Grooms Association, The Equestrian Employers Association and Caunton Mannor Stud.

The project is supported by British Equestrian and recognised by British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing, the British Horse Society, the Pony Club and Horsescotland.

For more information to get support go to




Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 18-24 May 2020. More information can be found at Riders Minds is a signatory of the Sports and Recreation Alliance Mental Health Charter. In order to sign up to the charter the SLA ask their signatories to produce an action plan to demonstrate how they are using the power of sport to end the stigma around mental health.

Coronovirus Update 23.3.20

Coronovirus Update 23.3.20

Lindores Equestrian 23.3.20

Due to the coronavirus situation and to eliminate any risk of adding pressure to the NHS.  It is with sadness that as of Monday 23rd March 2020 Lindores Equestrian will temporarily close access to any horse or rider physically wanting to hire the facilities for training, holidays, camps or clinics on site.

We shall provide digital training going forward.  Lindores Equestrian are unclear when their stable doors will open again but are contacting all our equestrian bookings up until the end of May offering the opportunity to reschedule. We don’t know whether we will be open in June we will provide an update nearer the time based on government advice.

Lindores will continue to provide first class equestrian training but are looking at virtual solutions. To do this properly a bit of time is required.  But Lindores hope to work with the incredible list of accredited instructors and hosts to deliver what customers want and need. So complete the form below to be part of The Lindores Digital Movement.

Lindores Equestrian have been following the British Horse Society and British Equestrian Federation for guidance since the outbreak however the family feel it is their moral and social duty to stop any horse riding or unnecessary travel to the award winning venue with immediate effect.

Some equestrian training centres in Scotland will continue to operate because there has not been an outright ban on horse riding but Anna the manager of Lindores Equestrian stated,

“We want to do our bit to reduce the coronavirus spreading, we want to limit the pressure on the NHS and we do not want to be in a position where a rider injures themselves on our premises and they are unable to get the medical care they require.  We love our customers, employees and family and we want to make every effort to protect them.”

What does this mean for camps and training booked in March, April and May 2020?

We shall be contacting bookings directly and offer rescheduled training dates from August 2020 until year end. There is availability to reschedule clinics and private hire training from June to year end.

Lindores Equestrian want to remain part of peoples training and development.  Our digital solutions will hopefully go someway to providing information, help and advice for you and your horse.

We’re offering free digital sessions if you enter a virtual training idea below, which we then deliver at Lindores Equestrian.   We will let you enjoy it for free when its up and running.

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Design a Fence 2020 WINNER

Design a Fence 2020 WINNER





Polly Quaile Designed A Whale!

Congratulations to Polly Quaile aged 14 who is the 2020 winner!

The judges at Lindores Equestrian were overwhelmed with all the design entries for this years competition.  We have to congratulate everyone who made the effort to create and send in such impressive designs.  The standard of concepts are getting better and better every year which is making choosing one winner harder and harder for Lindores Equestrian.

Why did the Whale win?

The judges loved Polly’s design for a number of reasons.  The concept with ‘no more plastic’ grafitti’d on a whale is extremely important message to save the beautiful planet we live in. We’ve never seen a jump design like it and we’re 100% behind what it says!  The design has a very safe and forgiving profile for a training facility like Lindores. The design also has three jumping heights that can be wide enough to comply with British Eventing standards. The whale concept very cleverly allows for the 50cm height to be in the middle which we also loved for training.

Who came close second?

Competitions don’t normally tell everyone who came second – but this year we wanted to share a design that gave us the biggest laugh.  We liaised closely with our British Eventing Course Builder on this design but sadly it just didn’t tick as many boxes as The Whale.  So well done to Caroline Wilson and Frances Ferguson with their ‘Brave Pants and Posh Pants’ design.  Inspired by the Equiteam Confidence Camps that are hosted here at Lindores. ‘Brave Pants’ was a strong re-occuring theme that clearly means a lot to many riders. Well done everyone!

Greta Thunberg inspires Polly Quaile

Polly Quaile the winner of this years competition is a member of Strathblane Pony Club and has a 15.1hh Irish Sportshorse called Noah.  Polly learnt to ride in her local riding school from age 4 but she is also a keen sailor. She often sails with her dad on the west coast.  She said she feels strongly about plastic pollution and she see’s plastic on the beaches and it makes her sad.  At the time of this competition Greta Thunberg was sailing across the Atlantic and after a bit of research Polly realised there was no whale cross country jump in existence. Polly said,

‘I want to make a change and just like Greta I want to raise awareness of plastic pollution.  This idea was a nice way to do it’

When Equestrian Manager Anna Black announced to Polly that she was this years winner Anna asked if there was anything the equestrian industry could do to help tackle plastic pollution and she raised a very clear point. Polly said:

I think it’s the small things, the industry could think about recycling feed tubs and doing their bit.

We both hope that this jump at Lindores Equestrian will help raise awareness and generate idea’s on how the equestrian industry could reduce plastic pollution.

What’s Next?

The whale design is incredibly large scale and and it requires a 6metre long tree that is 1 metre wide.  A huge amount of resource and effort was taken to find the perfect tree. The team at Lindores sustainably sourced a tree from the local town, Cupar.  We will be telling the story of the tree and its journey to becoming a whale in future blogs.

The Whale will be carved and painted over the coming weeks by our British Eventing course builder.   We will invite the winner of the competition to open the fence and be the first rider to jump it.  After that, everyone is welcome to jump ‘The Whale’ at Lindores Equestrian training venue in Fife which opens 1st March 2020 and is open 7 days a week during daylight hours.

Until then, stay connected – and think about what you could do to reduce plastic pollution!