Our Terms and Conditions

Lindores Equestrian Ltd

Terms and Conditions 2023


Liability: Lindores Equestrian Ltd and all those involved with it do not accept liability for any accident, loss, damage or illness to horses, riders, spectators, dogs, equipment or vehicles in any way whilst using the facilities at Braeside of Lindores Farm.

Equine Vaccinations:  All horses and ponies visiting Lindores Equestrian must have been fully vaccinated within 12 months of their stay.  Six-month boosters are not required. Customers must not knowingly permit any horse to attend which is known to be infected by any contagious disease. Spot checks will be carried out and failure to present documentation will mean the horse or pony cannot be unloaded. All equines should have an accompanying passport. Lindores Equestrian reserve the right to increase bio-security measures and / or amend their vaccination policy in the event of increased incidence or a local outbreak.

Event organisers:  Hosts and event organizers of clinics, camps or training of any form are fully responsible and must check that horses attending their event have up to date passports and they are appropriately vaccinated in advance of arrival.

Third Parties Insurance Condition
Any party organising an event on our premises must hold current Public Liability (and Employers Liability where applicable) insurance which provides cover for their activities with a limit of indemnity of at least £2,000,000. It must be provided to Lindores Equestrian in advance of the equestrian event and at time of booking.

Horse Welfare

Our duty of care is based on the Five Freedoms from the Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006, and we will not tolerate behaviour which conflicts with these. We reserve the right to challenge behaviour, ask guests to leave the premises or to report our concerns to the relevant bodies.


The facilities may only be used for their identified purpose and all activity should remain only within the permitted areas.

Lindores Cross Country course:  Bookings must be made in advance. All those wishing to use the Cross-Country Course or any other riding facility at Braeside of Lindores are advised to wear appropriate protective equipment – this includes mandatory use of hard hats (no fixed peaks on cross country course) and body protectors, to current British Regulations. Riders hiring the course should arrive in plenty of time (roughly 15-20minutes before booking start time) to park and tack up so they are up the hill for the start time.  Riders should ensure they have a mobile phone or radio on one of the persons when riding on the cross-country course. We request at least one person have location details on them in the event of an accident There are signs on key gateways with emergency phone numbers and address details.

Stable Hire: Stables will be provided clean and tidy.  We would ask that upon leaving the farm all dung and bedding is removed and put on the dung heap.  Stable tools, hay nets and water buckets will not be supplied, please bring your own.

Riders who would like their horse / pony to stay at Lindores stables the night before or after a camp or training event can do so subject to availability and advance booking.

The Bothy: It has a fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, oven, plates, glasses, cutlery and kitchen appliances.  Camp hosts can use all the amenities but are liable should there be any damage or missing items. The Bothy also has a log burning stove which must be supervised by an adult if lit to avoid injury.

Working Hunter paddock: Camp hosts or guests who book this facility will have access to working hunter jumps kept in the grass paddock. Any damage caused to the jumps should be reported and damages re-reimbursed.

Tack room: We request it is kept locked when not in use.  There are 30 saddle racks.

Personal Property: Braeside of Lindores have horses and we request that riders do not borrow or use any of the horse owner’s items. Bio-security measures are in place.

Damages: Any damage to property or fences should be reported to management on the same day.

Accidents: Any accident or near miss regardless of the severity should be recorded in the accident log at reception.  Riders should ensure they have a mobile phone or radio when riding on the cross-country course and should have their location details on them.   There is an accident procedure document at Reception. Please read this before using the facilities.

Protective Clothing: Every rider must wear a riding hat up to current British regulations at all times when handling horses or riding.  Back protectors which adhere to current British regulations are mandatory on the cross-country course.

No riding alone: Every rider should be accompanied either by another rider or a responsible person on foot who could help in the event of an accident.

Closed Gates: Braeside of Lindores is a working farm and has livestock. We ask that gates be left as they are found while out riding on the farm.  There are hand sanitizers at gateways.

Dogs: They are welcome, but we ask they are kept on a lead at all times. Dog fouling to be picked up and put in the bin.

Working Farm: Please remember that Braeside of Lindores is a working farm – children and dogs must be supervised at all times and kept away from any machinery, bales or livestock.

Mountain Biking: On occasion there could be adults or kids riding a bike at Lindores.  Think safety and keep your distance from bikers. They have a responsibility to do the same for horses and riders.

Instructors: Any instructor or coach using a Lindores Equestrian facility must complete an online event disclaimer form to register and ensure that all riders also complete forms prior to riding. Any instructor wishing to run a clinic or camp must be a qualified instructor and have public liability insurance and first aid provision at their event.  People looking after anyone under 18 should be PVG checked and approved.

First Aid: Camp and event hosts must have qualified First Aiders on site at all times.  First Aid kits are located at the Reception and Bothy. Anything used should be reported in order for the item to be replaced.

Weather conditions: Can vary and to protect the ground and horse/rider safety we retain the right to close our facilities in advance, or during hire, if conditions require.

Cancellation of Event/Camp/Clinic: A booking deposit of 50% is payable, of which 20% is non-refundable.  If the customer cancels the event advanced warning is appreciated and 20% of the deposit is non-refundable.  If Lindores Equestrian Ltd cancel an event/camp due to factors such as weather conditions, unsafe riding conditions or factors out with their control then reasonable efforts will be made to offer an alternative date.

Cancellation of Olivia Wilmot Eventing Camp: A booking deposit of £60 is required to secure a space. If you are unable to attend camp please let us know as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]. If you are unable to attend due to a lame horse / rider illness or injury you must include in your email a valid vets/doctors note for horse/rider. If your space is filled, you will receive a credit note to use towards facility hire at Lindores Equestrian at a later date. If you are unable to attend due to any other reason your full deposit will be lost. If your space is filled, all other monies paid will be given as a credit note to use towards facility hire at Lindores Equestrian.

Cancellation of Individual Facility Hire: Customers will receive a full refund if they cancel before 48hrs of start time.  If a customer cancels within 48hrs they will be offered an alternative date.

Accommodation:  Tent/caravan pitches, lorry parking and camp beds in the Bunk room are available to book from Lindores Equestrian. Vehicles are left at owner’s risk. Please note, due to ongoing farm developments the bunk room facilities might not be available in 2023.

The Bunk Room:  This is a 10m x 5m lockable room next to reception. Army camp beds are supplied – customers should bring their own pillows and linen sleeping bags or linen. There are 2 wall heaters, curtains and a small changing screen. Please note, due to ongoing farm developments the bunk room facilities might not be available in 2023.

Luxury Lodges: West Cottage – Luxury self-catering accommodation rentals are available to rent. A separate booking invoice will be raised and payable to Richard R Black & Son for the lodge rental.

Event disclaimer form: all riders must complete an event disclaimer form prior to riding. These can be found on the website.

Disclaimer Statement: All riders visiting Lindores Equestrian agree to the following statement:

“I have read the rules and agree to be bound by and observe them, and to absolve Lindores Equestrian Ltd, and anyone else connected with the facility, for any injury that I might suffer whilst on, over or near the facilities. These facilities include the cross country course, sand school, stables, parking area, tack room, Bothy, grass paddock fields or any other riding activity at Braeside of Lindores. It is an express condition of everyone using the facilities that he/she agrees, and if under 16 years of age, their parent or accompanying adult also agree, that this is at their own risk and voluntarily accept the risk of injury or damage that is implicit in riding a horse/pony on, over or at Lindores Equestrian Ltd facilities based at Braeside of Lindores Farm.”

Lindores Equestrian Ltd
Braeside of Lindores Farm
KY14 6HU
[email protected]
VAT registration number: 433684385
Company number: SC582775