Congratulations to all the prize winners on Saturday! Our vet, Alastair ,very kindly presented these to everyone, and it was great to see such a good turnout.
We were delighted to be able to buy this new treeless saddle with the help of the Angus Council Community Grants scheme; these saddles are really good for most of our riders.
Welcome to our new pony Stromer!
Following their wonderful fundraisng effort for us last year some of the men from HMS Montrose came to visit the centre, where our chairman Forbes Inglis was presented with their cheque for £1000.
December 2012 News
The prize giving was held on December 1st and was very well attended. Fiona Donald presented the prizes to everyone; Arnie and Findlay are spending their retirement with her.
Parkside vet group with a cheque for the amount they raised for us last month - a really welcome present!
The group took a stall at the Mountains Animal Sanctuary Open Day, and raised £210.16 which was a really good effort.
Graeme Dey, MSP, visiting the centre on 21st August with some of the riders, ponies, and Elinor Phillips
The group had a visit from Captain Jonathon Lett and some of the crew of HMS Montrose recently, and they will be sending us a cheque for £1000, which is a fantastic contribution. Thanks to all involved!
On Thursday 7th June a training day for proficiency test examiners was held in the morning, with Pauline Corker, the Grampian and Highland Regional Instructor.
We have another 2 new ponies, to replace Merry and Ricky. Merry went lame, and has been retired to Mountains Animal Sanctuary. Ricky didn't really settle, and was difficult to lead, although good to ride, especially with the more advanced riders. It was decided to sell him on to a home where he would be ridden more actively, and would not have to be led in hand as much.
The new ponies are Coco, a Welsh Section D mare, and Blackjack, a good sturdy type, rather like Trusty who used to be at the centre. They are at present being introduced to the school and the equipment used in it.
A training day for volunteers was held on 25th February, when Catriona Goulding came with her painted horse and showed how the muscles work to support the horse - particularly interesting for those working with disabled riders. We were delighted to welcome some new helpers as well.