Archive for February, 2022

Join us for our last event in our Winter Series 2021/22

Equestrians – the last event in our Winter Series Show Jumping 2021/22 is fast approaching! Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve attended previously or not, and especially novice or inexperienced riders and ponies.

 

The final of our Winter Series Show Jumping 2021/22 takes place at our Indoor Arena, here at West Fenton, on Sunday 6th March. We offer a friendly atmosphere and experienced, supportive Judge. The Series is especially suited to those riders and/or horses and ponies who are novice, or inexperienced.

 

SIGN UP HERE: pre-register via horsemonkey.com

 

There are 10 Classes on offer in our Indoor Arena from ‘Intro to Lead Rein’ to ‘Open: jumps not exceeding 75cm’, plus Clear Round in our Outdoor Arena. We also include a Class for Adults (21 years and over) but you are of course welcome to enter other Classes too! Come and make a day of it, our Cafe will be open and you can watch all the action from our cozy Viewing Gallery when you’re not competing!

 

All proceeds support Muirfield Riding Therapy, so by joining in you’re doing some good too.

Young volunteers win £3k award for MRT!

We are delighted to announce that a group of our young Friday session volunteers, who are also students at Knox Academy, in Haddington, have won an award worth an incredible £3,000 for Muirfield Riding Therapy, through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

 

The independent Initiative, first set up in Scotland in 2008 by The Wood Foundation, encourages active citizenship in young people. Delivered through the Scottish education, schools are responsible for, ‘directing a grant of £3000 to a local charity championed by its students through a unique programme of teamwork, research, and competition.’

 

Students Olivia, Ellen and Kirsty chose to support Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT). They were up against several other Knox Academy teams, presenting their case for MRT through several rounds, to be successfully voted winners.

Olivia said,

 

We chose to represent MRT as it directly affects local people in our community. As I’ve been volunteering here for so long I knew straight away I wanted to represent MRT as I have seen the importance of the sessions to the children and families.


When asked how they would like to see the award used at MRT, the girls said they,

 

…would love to see all ponies having comfortable and up to date tack, hopefully the money can go towards providing some of this.

 

MRT currently has thirteen specially trained therapy ponies in its herd. Their welfare is paramount, to ensure they are able to do their important work, and part of this is ensuring they each have the right tack, correctly fitted. 


Our Friday riding therapy session leader, Susan Law said,

 

I am very proud of the team of young people who work hard to make riding therapy sessions such a positive experience for the children who attend. Olivia and Ellen have volunteered with us for some time and, like the others, they are so caring and compassionate. It is inspiring. I am sure their enthusiasm for what they do shone through in their presentation.”

Our live Fun Dog Show is back!

Live Show! We are delighted to be back with our Fun Dog Show fundraiser on Sunday 20th March – all sorts of Classes for all sorts of dogs.

Dogs and dog owners of all ages are welcome to our annual Fun Dog Show at our Indoor Arena, West Fenton. We’re delighted to be back to a live event again!

Pre-enter online £2.50+78p eventbrite fee
or
Enter-on-the-day (subject to availability) £3.50

CLICK HERE TO ENTER, all proceeds support Muirfield Riding Therapy


The Show kicks off with Dog Agility which opens at 10am and runs throughout the event – come and have a go, this is a pay on the day Class. All other Classes open from 10.30am, pre-book above.

 

We have rosettes for all Classes, and fab doggie merchandise stalls including NBDogs and Weaver Meadow

 

Come and indulge in all things dog; our main sponsor Barking Cat Pet Photography will be there on the day, Kim will be taking lots of photos of your canine friends in action, and we’ll have a tombola with lots of doggie goodies to win!

 

Plus, for the dog pawrents, enjoy our cafe, bacon rolls, soup, and our legendary home baking!

Curry, Quiz & Disco night out!

Get your friends together and join us for a great night! Teams of 6 for our Curry, Quiz and Disco Night! Quiz by our expert Quiz Master, with prizes. Curries from Grace of India, Aberlady, a well stocked Bar, disco and dance floor!

What more could you want from a night out, for just £15 per person (£90 + eventbrite processing fee per team of 6)! We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to Aberlady Village Hall.

Click here to book your Team Table

The Quiz will be led by our expert Quiz Master, with prizes for our winning team! Top Tip: there may be a Muirfield Riding Therapy-themed question or two… Your curry is from the fantastic Grace of India, Aberlady, and we will have a well stocked Bar, great music and a dance floor awaiting you!

 

There will be plenty of games on the night too, as part of this fundraiser for local charity, Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT). MRT are a volunteer-led Centre providing pioneering, life-changing equine therapy, free of charge. Based in East Lothian, the charity is a member group of RDA UK.