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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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

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 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



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