Monday, 7 December 2015


Congratulations to all the prize-winners - a great end to a good year!   

Monday, 30 November 2015


A big thank you  to everyone who came to the coffee morning and helped us raise the super sum of £1592-38 in total.  Also, thanks to all those who manned the stalls, sold raffle tickets, brought things for the sale, and to those in the kitchen producing pancakes and tea for everyone.  A really good start to the Christmas season, and a great help to winter feed bills!
Remember the Prize Giving is next Saturday 2-4pm.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Our annual Coffee Morning and Raffle is being held in Saturday 28th November. Starts at 9.30am and ends with the raffle being drawn at 12pm. Bric-a-brac, cake and candy, tombola, Christmas Cards, and lots more. We will also have PC Ricky Martin from Brechin Police office - who will be available to chat about safety riding out on our roads, safety when towing etc. All welcome - the more the merrier. Tea, coffee, juice, pancakes will be available on the day. Entry is by donation.

Our new isolation boxes are coming on well in spite of the weather and should be very useful in future.

Saturday, 31 October 2015


Hamish and Fraser Smith very kindly donated straw for us this winter, 30 bales  - the ponies will still get their amazing deep beds!   Thanks from all of us.

Work is about to start on the foundations for a new 2 horse stable unit, which will be used as an isolation unit for new ponies.  We had problems with a cough this summer and had to stop all riding for 2-3 weeks, so this should help prevent that happening again.

Friday, 25 September 2015


SOPHIE has just arrived at the centre this week, and we hope she will be a good replacement for Lola.  She is five years old, 14.2, a lightweight cob who is also reasonably narrow which will suit some of our riders,and she seems to have a very good temperament.  At the moment she is just settling in, but will be getting accustomed to the school sometime soon.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

SEPTEMBER - so far

Lola has been sold to her breeder, so she is going to a really good home.  She was just a little too forward-going for us, but should be a lovely ride for someone.  Robin the new pony has already been used in the school and is looking good.

The Walter Craig Trust through Blackadders in Dundee have given us £5000 which is a wonderful donation and will be a real help to the Centre.

The RDA SCOTTISH SUPRA REGIONAL CONFERENCE is on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Oatridge EH52 6NH.  If you want to go, contact Elinor as she has the forms, and can send a group entry.  There will be a coach, picking up at Tesco, Kingswells, Dundee,  at about 8.00am.

Robin in the school 

Friday, 14 August 2015


Robin has just come to join us and so far has settled in well, being turned out with Max for company.  Later on he will be introduced to the others in the field.  He is 13.2 hh, 9 years old, and piebald; it is hoped that he will replace Robbie though that will be difficult!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Haymaking started on 18th July so we are hoping the weather holds and it can be all baled before the rain.  The ponies are now enjoying their summer break; wet weather doesn't bother them, just more mud to roll in! 

Sunday, 21 June 2015


Back to riding again which is good, and now practising for dressage tests - Angus RDA's annual competition.
Robbie unfortunately is going to have to be retired, which is a shame as he has been a super pony for us, and has introduced lots of new riders.
We could all do with some better weather, but at least the cool weather keeps the flies down!

Monday, 4 May 2015

PONY NEWS May 2015

Jack has been retired as he has been having some problems with soundness, and our vet reckoned he shouldn't be asked to carry riders any more.  He has gone to Anita at Invereighty, and is turned out with Merry who was delighted to see him.

Monday, 13 April 2015


Many thanks to the  Trustees of The Dawnie Charitable Trust for their fantastic donation of £2000 which we received at the end of March.
The outdoor school is having the fence round it repaired, and should be usable again soon which will be great.  The panels had warped and were twisting out, so we are taking them off and will replace them with another rail.

Work in progress!

Saturday, 21 March 2015



Karrena  and her husband Graeme Kerr presented the group with a cheque for £300 from
 ETAP - thanks very much to both!

Sunday, 1 February 2015


Angus RDA is starting again for riders on Saturday 7th March.

We are holding a Helpers morning on Saturday 28th February at 9.30 am.  We  hope you can come, and please be prepared to ride.

Other dates for the year:

Spring:  Centre closes 12 noon Saturday 4th April
              Centre opens 9am Monday 13th April

Summer:  Centre closes Friday 17th July
                 Centre opens Monday 17th August

Autumn:  Centre Closes 12 noon Saturday 3rd October
                Centre Opens 9am Monday 12th October

Coffee morning and last day of riding:  Saturday 28th November 2015
Prize Giving                                              Saturday 5th December 2015