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.
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.
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.
INSTRUCTORS & COACHES
Qualified instructors must have their own public liability and must adhere to our Covid-19 Protocol.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
’Thank you to everyone who has entered our ‘Design a Fence Competition’. We wanted to share with you all the amazing work and effort from our customers because sadly we can’t build every fence design entry! We wish we could!
The standard of fence design entries this year has been incredible! Deciding on the final winner has taken the panel several attempts and we are very close to deciding who the winner will be. We shall announce the winner via social media channels very soon!
The winner will be invited to preview their jump creation and have the opportunity to be the first person to jump it on their horse (if they wish).
Lindores Cross Country
The award winning course re-opens for the season on the 1st March 2020 and bookings are being taken for private hire, club hire and training clinics. If you still want to book don’t hesitate to get in touch BOOK TODAY – https://www.lindoresxc.co.uk/online-booking/
The ground has coped well over the 2019/20 winter and it will be ready for the season opening in March. We have new fences for 2020 which we will announce soon.
Training / Camps / Clinics
Instructors and hosts can book training or camps at Lindores Equestrian for 2020. We still have plenty of availability so if you’re thinking about a camp or a training event please don’t hesitate to get in touch either with our Online Booking or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability of our luxury holiday houses is becoming more and more limited over key date in 2020 so please get in touch soon if you’re thinking of coming to Lindores for a luxury horse holiday. Our horse holidays are a great opportunity to stay, ride and relax and we have accommodation options for all budgets and experiential packages. Check availability of our luxury lodges on our other website www.lindores.co.uk
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!
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/
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!
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.
Massage/beauty treatments – Let’s be honest horse owners often spend a lot of time and money pampering their horses, and forget about themselves.
SOCKS – you can never go wrong with socks.
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/
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…