NEW Job Opportunity – Lindores

NEW Job Opportunity – Lindores

Job Role: Assistant General Manager / Application Deadline CLOSED MIDNIGHT TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 2022

Award Winning Family Business

Thank you to all applicants who applied for our Assistant General Manager position. We have been overwhelmed by the quality of candidates. 

We will confirm receipt of all applications by email. We have commenced to interview stage. 

We thank everyone who took the time to consider joining our team and we look forward to welcoming more candidates for future roles as we continue to grow. Watch this space!

What next?

Selected applications will be invited for interview and will be notified directly by email if through to interview stage. 

Luxury Horse Holiday Availability 2022

Luxury Horse Holiday Availability 2022

We would love to welcome you to Lindores for a horse holiday with your friends or family!

Our luxury lodges provide perfect views of the countryside, with all of our equestrian facilities right on the doorstep! Each lodge has wonderful indoor and outdoor space along with a private hot tub, so plenty of room for relaxing! Bring your own horse and come and enjoy our fantastic range of facilities.

To make it easier for you to see when we have stable availability when booking a stay in our luxury lodges, we have listed Horse Holiday dates below. You’ll also see details of our extensive equestrian facilities and associated prices.

2022 Luxury Horse Holiday Availability

August Luxury Lodge Availability


Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Monday 8th August, check out Friday 12th August, 4 nights £1812- SOLD!

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Friday 19th August, check out Friday 26th August, 7 nights £2044- SOLD!

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Monday 29th August, check out Thursday 1st September, 3 nights £1390

The Glasshouse – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Tuesday 23rd August, check out Friday 26th August, 3 nights £1425

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Sunday 14th August, check out Wednesday 17th August, 3 nights £1500

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Monday 29th August, check out Thursday 1st September, 3 nights £1145

September Luxury Lodge Availability

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Monday 12th September, check out Thursday 15th September, 3 nights £1093

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Sunday 25th September, check out Friday 30th September, 5 nights £1157

The Glasshouse – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Monday 26th September, check out Saturday 1st October, 5 nights £1111

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Thursday 8th September, check out Sunday 11th September, 3 nights £944

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Sunday 18th September, check out Friday 23rd September, 5 nights £1111

October Luxury Lodge Availability

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Friday 7th October, check out Monday 10th October, 3 nights £1148

Lindores Lodge – (sleeps 6+2) Check in Monday 10th October, check out Friday 14th October, 4 nights £1219

The Glasshouse – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Saturday 1st October, check out Wednesday 5th October, 4 nights £1049

The Arches – (sleeps 2) Check in Tuesday 18th October, check out Friday 21st October, 3 nights £656

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Saturday 1st October, check out Thursday 6th October, 5 nights £1111

West Cottage – (sleeps 4+2) Check in Monday 24th October, check out Monday 31st October, 7 nights £1141

*If you are interested in any other dates, please get in touch as we may have availability!*


Lindores Equestrian Pick N Mix Prices for Your Horses

Hacking: This comes included in your luxury lodge holiday!

Arena Hire: £20/hour

Working Hunter Course: £20/hour

Dressage Arena on Grass: £10/30minutes

Show Jumps on Grass: £20/hour

Cross Country Hire: £20/hour per horse (discounted rate for lodge guests)

Stable: £20/horse per night

Stable plus hay or straw: £25/horse

Stable plus hay and straw: £30/horse

Large Hay: £35/bale

Large Straw: £25/bale 

Shavings: £10/25kg bag

HOW TO BOOK

If you would like any of the accommodation dates above you can book these instantly online here: www.lindores.co.uk/book-now/

Please add a note in your comments box how many horses you would like to bring then we will call or email you to confirm availability. Once confirmed, we will update your booking with your additional Lindores Equestrian orders from the Pick N Mix options above.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email the team! [email protected]

BE Course Builder Partnership

BE Course Builder Partnership

Lindores Equestrian has launched an exciting new partnership working with Paul Ellis, a Gold level BE accredited course builder, who builds, designs and dresses courses across the UK and Europe from BE80 to 5 star such as Athens and London Olympics.

Paul spent a very busy few days with in April us as he inspected and advised on our cross country course, Show Jumps and Working Hunter. We are proud to say that we continue to be fully compliant with BE regulations, and Paul was very complimentary about our courses.

“You have a fantastic set up for so many people to come and enjoy…”

Maintenance Undertaken

Maintenance work was undertaken to ensure our cross country was in the best shape possible, with take-off and landing areas dug back (once we got the digger up the hill!), ground lines cleared and painted, the visibility of top rails enhanced, and existing fences smartened up.

Course Development

Paul also built some new fences and combinations on the course. We have a new dog’s leg near the water complex which includes a new shoulder brush, and two log piles have been relocated to a different section of the course to provide new related distance combinations.

Water Complex

The water complex was empty for Paul’s visit in April so he was able to complete a thorough inspection of both the ground and sections of the jumps usually submerged. The ground was confirmed to be level and well maintained since its extension in 2020. Following Paul’s inspection, we have also installed a pump system this summer to keep the levels in the water complex nice and high in drier periods, so there will always be plenty to splash around in!

Training

The team at Lindores have 30 years experience running an equestrian training venue but now Vicki has joined the team and Aaron as our lead on ground maintenance man they both received 1:1 training with Paul on the latest British Eventing regulations on fence safety, ground maintenance, fence combinations and colour considerations for our fences. Paul introduced our team to a new app which now helps our team compare what the horse can see versus what we see:

Following this technological insight we painted the top rail and ground line of the cottage in the wood, ditch edges and numerous other fences. All of this to help the horse better judge the jumps on approach.

The course is looking good and most importantly has been through a rigorous set of checks to ensure your safety with full compliance to BE regulations. We are thrilled to be working with Paul in maintaining the excellence of our courses at Lindores, and are very much looking forward to his next visit and the further development of our courses.  

To come and see what we have been up to, bookings can be made online at:

Hope to see you all soon!

EHV Protocols at Lindores

EHV Protocols at Lindores

Equine Herpes Virus is a virus found in horses all over the world but sadly there have been recent cases in Scotland and Lindores Equestrian want to raise awareness to ensure all customers travelling to and from our venue are aware of the virus and do their bit to stop the spread.

Once a horse is infected, the virus remains in the system and can reactivate in the future. Of the four main types, EHV-1 and EHV-4 are the most common in the UK.

Lindores Equestrian are implementing strict biosecurity protocols to ensure our stabling and facilities are clean and disinfected. However, we need our customers to also do their bit to help stop the spread of the virus.

WHAT IS EQUINE HERPES VIRUS?

  • EHV-1 which can cause signs of respiratory disease in young horses (runny nose, coughing, raised temperature), abortion in pregnant mares (usually later in pregnancy and sometimes in large outbreaks involving multiple mares) and sometimes paralysis in horses (of all ages). The virus affects young horses more than older ones. Older horses are less likely to show signs of infection, but are just as likely to spread the virus.
  • EHV-4 which usually only has a minimal effect on breathing and can occasionally cause abortion
  • EHV-3 which is a reproductive disease that causes pox-like lesions on the penis of stallions and the vulva of mares
  • EHV-5 which is associated with an unusual type of lung condition in adult horses

FOR MORE DETAIL ABOUT EHV strains please read the very helpful British Equestrian Federation Website.

WHEN YOU BOOK TRAINING OR ATTEND A CAMP AT LINDORES YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW EHV PROTOCOLS WHICH ARE:

SELF DECLARE YOUR HORSE CURRENTLY SHOWS NONE OF THE CLINICAL SIGNS LISTED:

  • recent cough of unknown cause
  • recent nasal discharge of unknown cause
  • enlarged lymph notes
  • fever (>28.5 degrees Celsius)
  • recent onset of neurological signs of unknown cause
  • diarrhoea

SELF DECLARE THE FOLLOWING:

  • The horses travelling to Lindores Equestrian are not under current investigation for EHV infection
  • have not been in contact with and are not kept on the same premises as a horse known to have or be under investigation for EHV
  • have been resident in the UK for the last 28 days.
  • the temperature of the horse is not >38.5degrees Celsius (is so please do not travel and let us know)

We appreciate you’re doing a lot to comply with our Covid Protocols and now we ask that you are fully aware of the EHV Protocols. Its hard to believe we live in a world where both equestrian and human pandemics can limit our travel and enjoy riding horses but with everyone’s co-operation and the above protocols we will hopefully be able to live with the challenges forced upon us!

When training at Lindores you are agreeing to abide by the above self declaration.

Any questions on the above please don’t hesitate to ask!

BOOK ONLINE

Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

Our COVID-19 Protocol and Welcome Statement

We are OPEN and you can book instantly online after reading this statement. We’re aligning with the Scottish Government’s Outdoor Sport and Leisure Activity Rules as an outdoor sports facility operator. We have an appointed COVID Officer who has undertaken the necessary risk assessments. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check 2022 Availability Online

It’s extremely important that customers understand the latest rules to keep yourself and our team safe. We have highlighted the key rules for our sports facility below. You can also read the latest equestrian industry’s guidance from horsescotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Covid-19 guidance highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The remaining guidance issued on by the Scottish government on 26th December will be lifted on Monday 24th January 2022
  • Any remaining government social distancing rules should be adhered to and currently include the use of face coverings in all indoor public places. 
  • We recommend anyone visiting for a residential camp at Lindores take a lateral flow test before coming – Order here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facility Hire Status (click on link to book online)
Hacking Open
Outdoor Arena with Optional Show Jumps Open
Cross Country Hire Open
Working Hunter Jumps on Grass Open
Parking Area (incl new overflow parking) Open
Toilets Open
Stabling Open
Luxury Lodge Stays www.lindores.co.uk Open
Bunkroom Open 
Campsite Pitches Open
The Bothy  Open 
Reception Open 
Tuck Shop in Reception Temporarily closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO CONTACT OUTDOOR VENUE: We now have a simple and instant online booking form. We are proud to be a paperless and cashless venue. There is no longer a requirement to visit reception to complete a Disclaimer Form and pay cash on arrival, this is done online before you arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

 

 

 

Please at all times continue to practice Government recommendations on social distancing, and respect guests and staff who wish to take additional precautions.  

 

 

 

 

PARKING

In 2020 we built a new hard standing overflow car park below the working hunter grass paddock. Please attempt to park minimum 5 metres apart. There is now plenty of space to allow for this.

 

 

 

 

HACKING

 

 

 

 

  • Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times (we’re lambing soon so need to protect our flock)
  • Hourly time slots available
  • Use hand sanitizer provided at any closed gateway
  • 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

 

 

 

 

  • Hire available with or without instruction
  • Hourly time slots must be adhered to 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Single riders must have someone responsible on foot for safety
  • Hourly time slots must be adhered too
  • Use hand sanitizer provided at any closed gateway
  • Back protectors must be worn in line with British Regulations
  • Hire available with or without instructor. 

 

 

 

 

HORSE VACCINATIONS

 Horses to be fully vaccinated up to one year. Don’t forget you must travel with your horse’s passport.

 

 

 

 

 

 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 insurance. 

 BOOKING

OUR ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM IS EASY AND QUICK. Check availability, book and pay instantly. Riders no longer have to sign a Disclaimer Form at reception on arrival. Your disclaimer is part of your online booking process. 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 online system as well. If you experience any difficulty with our booking system please tell us! We’ll sort it quickly for you.

 

 

 

 

YOUR BOOKED TIME 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrive 15 minutes in advance of your start time. Try and not linger after training is finished. If you are running late please let Anna know in advance on 07736 044 058. 

 

 

 

 

PAYMENT

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

 

 

 

 

TOILETS 

 

 

 

Will be cleaned regularly. 

 

 IF YOU FALL AND NEED ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

IN SUMMARY

 

 

 

We hope these guidelines make you feel safe and protected when visiting our facility

 

 

 

 

Do not travel if you have symptoms of Covid-19

 

 

 

 

Adhere to the signage on site

 

 

 

 

Use the hand sanitizers available at every gateway

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.