MRT News

Lockdown 2021 and life at MRT

Due to the current lockdown, our riding therapy service is closed for now, in line with Scottish Government and RDA National guidelines, to keep all of our riders, families, volunteers and supporters safe.  Our usual winter fundraising events are cancelled.  

However, we’re looking forward to when we can open again, and in the meantime we’re planning some alternative fundraising events we hope you’ll enjoy! By supporting our events you are securing the future of Muirfield Riding Therapy.  We are fully self-funded, and volunteer-led, and our pioneering service is free, to ensure as many people can access it as possible. Thank you for your support.

 

Brand New Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend – Team MRT Challenge 2021

With the excesses of the festive season over, and lockdown continuing for a wee while longer, we have the perfect way to help everyone keep healthy over the coming months!  The Kiltwalk crew have announced a brand new Virtual Weekend, 23-25th April!

We can create any challenge we want for our Team, and we want you to join Team MRT’s ‘Round The World Challenge’ – whether you’re cycling, pushing, wheeling, walking, running, riding, swimming, rowing, hopping, skipping, jumping – add your mileage to our totaliser and let’s see how far we can get by 25th April!

Lots of surprises promised, plus everything you raise will be topped up by an amazing 50% thanks to the Kiltwalk’s funding partner, The Hunter Foundation! Registration isn’t open yet, but keep checking our social media. Interested?  Please get in touch.

 

Fun ‘Not Just For Dogs’ Show 2021

We’ve run our annual Fun Dog Show each spring, for six years now, but had to cancel last year’s event when the pandemic hit.  This year we’re back, but changing things a little bit, while everyone is still in lockdown, by presenting our virtual alternative.  It’s not our usual dog show, in fact it’s not just for dogs at all!  This year, we invite you to enter your pet – dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, snakes – whoever your pet is, there will be a Virtual Photo Class to suit!  Date and details to follow soon…. keep an eye on our social media! Interested? Please get in touch.

 

Something to do in the holidays – Easter Rally Trail

Our inaugural car Rally Trail last October saw 81 teams signing up and taking part at their own leisure, travelling around beautiful East Lothian. We’ll have a new route, new picnic spots and view points for you to enjoy, more great prizes, and new online registration!  More details and how to enter coming soon…keep checking our social media.  Interested? Please get in touch.

Continuing the 10th birthday celebrations of our Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service

We’ll be continuing the celebrations of the 10th Birthday of our Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service over the coming months by sharing stories about the people involved in these special NHS Lothian partnership sessions.

 

Most of all, we miss you!

We look forward to when you can all come back, whether it’s to ride, spectate, volunteer or just come and visit and see what we do!

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