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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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:
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
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
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!
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.
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.
Please at all times continue to practice Government recommendations on social distancing, and respect guests and staff who wish to take additional precautions.
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.
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.
Horses to be fully vaccinated up to one year. Don’t forget you must travel with your horse’s passport.
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.
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 for facility hire is now all online. Pay by credit or debit card. Our venue is cashless.
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.
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!
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.
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.