Meet The Team

When visiting Braeside of Lindores Farm you’ll always meet one of the friendly and welcoming team members.

Richard Black


Richard manages the farm here at Lindores Equestrian alongside his father, Mr Black. Together they produce Aberdeen Angus cattle, Scotch Mule x Texel sheep and also grow barley that is used in the Scottish Whisky making industry. Richard is often around to welcome you and drive on-foot customers up to the Cross Country Course. 


Anna Black


Anna is passionate about providing equestrian experiences to suit all abilities, budgets and needs. Anna trained at Lindores Equestrian as a member of Angus Pony Club in her youth and knows only too well the adrenaline and incredible bond a rider can have with their horse. Always a friendly face on the farm, make sure you stop and say hello next time you visit us. 

Katy Irons

General Manager

Katy joined the Lindores team in August 2022 and tells us she hasn’t looked back since! After spending a few years in veterinary training, Katy joins us with over 10 years experience in the Equestrian industry and is passionate about expanding the Lindores Equestrian experience and facilities for our loyal customers. You will often find her in the office making the magic happen – but she loves to get out and about on the farm to greet you and is always happy to take actions shots!

Becky Reisenbuchler

Admin Assistant

Becky joined us in January 2024 and is a wonderful addition to our ever growing team! She joins us with over 10 years experience in the Equestrian industry and works in the office alongside Anna, Katy & Richard. You can often find her out on the farm checking in on camps, clinics and customers. 

Richard Black Snr (aka Mr B)


Mr Black, or more commonly known as Mr B, was born here at Lindores and his family have farmed the land for 3 generations. Friendly and chatty, Mr B is especially great at keeping the log-burning stove burning in The Bothy!

Frankie Black


Frankie Black opened Lindores Cross Country in 1989, and with help from her good friend Maggie Livingston – the first Cross Country Course in Central Scotland was born. 


Aaron Kier

Facilities Maintenance/Farm Assistant 

Aaron has worked at Lindores for nearly 10 years and covers all aspects of ground maintenance and farm work. Often found in the Polaris, Aaron makes sure the Equestrian facilities are taken care of and safe for our wonderful customers. 


Our Extended Team 

To help us maintain the high safety standards here at Lindores Equestrian, we have partnered with leading professionals in the industry who advise us on the best practices for our facilities.

Every year we work with British Eventing Gold Standard Course Builder, Paul Ellis, who ensures our Cross Country Course is safe, maintained, new jumps are built to British Eventing standard and that our current fences are safe & ready to be enjoyed for the season ahead.

Our Cross Country Course has developed and grown over the years and with help from local Event rider, James Oakden – our fence placement changes yearly to make sure our riders can experience something fresh each season.