Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

Since re-opening on 1st June we’ve been operating 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm. Customers feedback about the new online booking system, communications and the facilities has been hugely positive. We look forward to welcoming more of you to train.

As of 10th July 2020 the Scottish Government guidance will now allow 5 households to train at the same time for up to 15 people maximum. We are waiting on further clarification from BHS and HorseScotland however as an interim we have updated our Covid Protocols and lifted restrictions on capacity and visitors training. Below the table you can read our Covid Protocols.

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

Facility HireAs of 1st June 2020
HackingOpen Book Online
Outdoor Arena with Optional Show JumpsOpen Book Online
Cross Country HireOpen Book Online
Working Hunter Jumps on GrassOpen Book Online
Parking Area (incl new overflow parking)Open
ToiletsOpen
StablingOpen
Luxury Lodge StaysOpen
BunkroomOpen 15th July
Campsite PitchesOpen 15th July
The Bothy Open 15th July
ReceptionOpen
Tuck Shop in ReceptionOpen

SOCIAL DISTANCING

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

PARKING

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.

HACKING

  • 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’

OUTDOOR ARENA & WORKING HUNTER PADDOCK FACILITIES

  • 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)

CROSS COUNTRY

  • 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

HORSE VACCINATIONS

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

RIDING

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.

INSTRUCTORS & COACHES

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

TRAVELLING DISTANCES

There are no travel restrictions in place currently.

BOOKING

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.

YOUR BOOKED TIME

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

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

TOILETS

Will be cleaned 2 times per day. Please ONLY use these facilities if absolutely necessary.

IF YOU FALL AND NEED ASSISTANCE

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.

IN SUMMARY

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 ridersminds.org

#RidersMinds

#Youarenotalone

 

Notes:
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 18-24 May 2020. More information can be found at www.mentalhealth.org.uk. 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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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

 

 

British Eventing U18 Scottish Team 2019 – Quick Q&A’s

British Eventing U18 Scottish Team 2019 – Quick Q&A’s

Photograph:  Front from left: Brooke Walker, Iona Landale, Emma Walker (Team Captain). Middle from left: Kelly Grant, Pollyanna Smith.  Back from left Roan Grant, Laura Patterson.

About the British Eventing Scotland u18 Team

A selection of the ‘local’ British Eventing under 18 Scottish Team visited their sponsor Lindores Equestrian just one week ahead of the National U18 Championships at Frickley Park.

What an awesome bunch they are! With the youngest rider in the team at 14 years old. The team at Lindores were blown away by their confidence, positive mind-set and extensive training calendar!

It’s nice to get to know the team that are representing our nation. But alongside our fun Q&A’s video clip above there is of course a more serious side which has involved working and training hard to get the results needed to be selected.

From the horses mouth

Each rider and horse qualified under the British Eventing Youth Programme and we couldn’t be prouder of the hard work and dedication they have shown. said Anna Black, Manager at Lindores Equestrian.

Many of the riders have trained over the cross country fences at Lindores.

“I did cross country on Heaven for the very first time at Lindores. I remember getting so much confidence apart from I couldn’t get him over the classic Lindores jump in the water! Thankfully that didn’t last long!”

said Kelly Grant, who aged 15, is representing Scotland with Heaven for the first time in the 100 team.

Kelly Grant riding Heaven

Roan Grant, groom for Wills Oakden, is also making his debut appearance on the 100 team riding Caballo Rojo (stable name Will) and said:

“I’m really excited about being part of the team and I’m most looking forward to the cross country. It’s been really nice to come and meet other team members tonight.”

While the cross country is the phase that the team seem unanimously most excited about, the team are divided as to whether they are more apprehensive about the dressage phase, or the show jumping phase.

“I’m most looking forward to seeing all of my friends and getting to have another crack at 2* cross country”

“However I am slightly worried for the show jumping as I find Millie [who is 14.2hh] struggles with the horse distances. Being selected for the team means a lot and is made even more special by the fact we are competing for our country.” said Ruth Farnsworth

Local rider Jemima Cross is no stranger to Lindores Equestrian and she is also making her Scottish Team debut, saying

“I am looking forward to representing Scotland at the Championships and being part of a great time. I am most apprehensive about letting Patrick [Village Crescendo] down.”

Jemima Cross riding Patrick. Photo by Action Replay Photography

As young athletes they all have great motivational advice to share.  Katie Edgar said:

“The best piece of advice was given to me by Ian Stark when I was 13 and I asked him how I could get on to a British Team. His advice was ‘every time you go out competing do your very best for yourself. My advice for any rider chasing their dreams would be never give up. You only get out what you put in.”

Katie Edgar riding Airborne. Photo by Action Reply Photography

Jodie Craig, who is also making her debut appearance agrees,

“You may think that you are the only one having problems or difficulties but you’re not. The only way to improve and get better is to work through these coming out even stronger each time you ride. As the famous saying goes ‘we learn from our mistakes’. It is also important to sometimes take the time to realise how far you have come as I find this motivates me to work harder.”

When speaking to individuals they are all excited about the opportunity to ride together as a whole team for their country. Let’s get behind them all and show them our support.

Keep following us because we’ll be sharing more about the team and their progress for Frickley Park National U18 Championships from 25thJuly  – 28thJuly 2019.

And in case you missed their last minute drop fence preparation – you can watch it on our Lindores Equestrian Facebook page

You can follow us on our social media channels @lindoresquestrian and visit www.lindoresxc.co.uk.  

 

#LindoresEquestrian           #TeamScotlandu18

 

 Equestrian Business of the Year 2019 at national horsescotland awards.

Lindores – Award Winning Cross Country Course

Lindores – Olympic Show Jumping sized Arena

Lindores – Hacking and Stunning Views

 

Lindores – Brand New Working Hunter Fences on Grass

 

 

Stay in touch with Lindores Equestrian

Website – www.lindoresxc.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.co.uk/lindoresequestrian

Instagram – www.instagram.co.uk/lindoresequestrian

Twitter – www.twitter.co.uk/lindoresxc

 

Lindores – Stay Ride Relax

Website – www.lindores.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.co.uk/lindoresstay

Instagram – www.instagram.co.uk/lindoresstay

Twitter – www.twitter.co.uk/lindoresstay

 

Be part of British Eventing Youth Programme – Find out more

#lindoresequestrian          #TeamScotlandu18

 

 

Official Sponsor of British Eventing U18 Scotland Team

Official Sponsor of British Eventing U18 Scotland Team

Lindores Equestrian are delighted to announce…

Their sponsorship of the British Eventing Scotland U18 team

Winner of Equestrian Business of the Year 2019 at the national horsescotland awards, Lindores Equestrian celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Reputed to be the most popular, friendly and inclusive training and horse holiday venue in Scotland, Lindores Equestrian are proud sponsors of the British Eventing Championship Team.

Lindores Equestrian has been a key training destination for many British Eventing riders and instructors.   We are immensely proud to support the qualifying team that have worked so hard and for so many years. The world-class riders and their British Eventing support team will represent our country at the Frickley Park National U18 Championships from 25thJuly  – 28thJuly 2019.

What’s the secret?

We will be meeting and interviewing some of the riders before the British Eventing Championships in July to hear directly from them how they qualified.  We want to know how they made it and how they are feeling?  What tips can they share for the rest of us training to be great?

So follow us on our social media channels @lindoresquestrian and visit www.lindoresxc.co.uk where you can find out team secrets. And a little about the venue where it all started, for some.

#LindoresEquestrian           #TeamScotlandu18

Photo Courtesy of Kate Lawson

 

CONGRATULATIONS – 2019 U18 SCOTLAND TEAM

Novice/2* Team

Emma Webster – The Face of Rome (Team Captain)

Rachel Williamson – McDiamond / Antrim October

Georgia Buchan – Valentino III

Olivia Burns – All Rosie

Freya Hartley – Waterloo Sunset

Pollyanna Smith – Castleroche Star

Ruth Farnsworth – Go H Alainn

Ellie Bryce – Lacoste

E100 BTeam

Grace Botterell – Winston XX (Team Captain)

Roan Grant – Caballo Rojo

Laura Patterson – Edelweis V

Katie Edgar – Ardagh Airborne

Kelly Grant – Heaven Eyes

Brook Walker – Shannondale Flight

Jemima Cross – Village Crescendo

Jodie Caig – Hespo

Sophie Mason – Pebbly Limited Edition

Iona Landale – Sioux Dreamcatcher

There are 3 BE100 team reserves (in alphabetical order):

Gregor Walkingshaw – Craigmancie Symphony

Rebecca Scott – Dinozzo

Sasha Niven – Forrests Foxy Lady

Vicky Edgar – Ardagh Bobby

 Equestrian Business of the Year 2019 at national horsescotland awards.

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Lindores Equestrian is a first class training facility for riders and horses of all levels.  Ideal for beginners right through to professional riders we have visiting instructors, kids, adults, holiday makers and camp hosts visiting to ride for pleasure or progression.

Lindores is award winning because it offers so much more than any other venue.  We’ve simplified it into three key things which are Stay, Ride, Relax…

Click to visit our luxury accommodation website

STAY

At Lindores you can visit for an hour or your can stay for a week.  There is accommodation to suit all budgets. Guests can stay in the luxury lodges which have private hot tubs, stunning views and interiors. The architecturally designed houses and gardens are purpose built so their accessible, dog friendly and kid friendly.  If you’re keen for more affordable accommodation guests can stay in a bunkroom, pitch a tent in the campsite or hook-up their horse lorry for a comfortable night stay next to the famous Bothy.

The Bothy

The working farm has converted a cosy Bothy that is the heart of all the equestrian camp and clinic experiences.  The Bothy has a kitchen, log burning stove, dining area, lounge seating with accompanying showers and toilets.

The training venue is ideal for kid and adult camps both residential and non-residential.  Visiting hosts and instructors from all over the country hire the venue to create their own camp experiences.

There are limited spaces for hosting and riding in 2019 but do get in touch if you want to know more, they team will be happy to help CONTACT US

RIDE

The backbone of the business is the famous Lindores Cross Country course.  Spanning 85 acres with over 125 British Eventing standard fences there is a huge range for training.

4** Eventer Louisa Milne Home riding Future Plans at Lindores

Customers can also hire the brand new working hunter fences on grass.  They can hire the Olympic show jumping sized outdoor arena all year.  There are also grass paddocks for turnout and dressage.

The hacking at Lindores offers varying terrain off road and the views from the stunning farm in Fife are so famous that Red Bull filmed with their sponsored athletes and EQy magazine voted it the ‘No 1 Horse Holiday destination’ nationally.

Olympic Show Jumping sized Arena

Incredible Hacking and Stunning Views

 

Brand New Working Hunter Fences on Grass

 

RELAX

 

The business has always been run by the very friendly Black family.  They have created a very relaxed and welcoming environment. The business has grown off the back of listening and asking instructors and customers what they want.  If the customers and horses are happy the Blacks are happy. Because of this openness camps and horse holidays at Lindores can include on foot activities such as: paint balling, full body massages, vet talks, pilates, personal training, confidence coaching, racing talks, inspirational speakers and more recently biking experiences.

Have Fun Building Confidence and Trust

 

Lindores Equestrian is proud to be the best in 2019 which is why it is the perfect fit sponsoring the British Eventing Scotland U18 team at the 2019 Champs.

 

Stay in touch with Lindores Equestrian

Website – www.lindoresxc.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.co.uk/lindoresequestrian

Instagram – www.instagram.co.uk/lindoresequestrian

Twitter – www.twitter.co.uk/lindoresxc

 

Lindores – Stay Ride Relax

Website – www.lindores.co.uk

Facebook – www.facebook.co.uk/lindoresstay

Instagram – www.instagram.co.uk/lindoresstay

Twitter – www.twitter.co.uk/lindoresstay

 

Be part of British Eventing Youth Programme – Find out more

#lindoresequestrian          #TeamScotlandu18