Christmas Coffee Morning and Craft Sale

We are delighted to be back to our in-person Christmas Coffee Morning and Craft Sale this year. Not only are we back in person, but we’re also back in Gullane Village Hall! We offer a warm, festive welcome to everyone.

 

Our wonderful volunteers are hard at work creating our legendary, beautifully decorated Christmas Cakes to order, and for sale at our Christmas Coffee Morning. Also on sale will be lots of beautiful gifts for Christmas from our crafters including Weaver Meadow, Essence of Health, and Heartfelt Creations.

 

🎄 Traditional Christmas Cakes
❄️ Beautiful Christmas crafts & gifts
🎁 Christmas Hamper Raffle
🎉 Tombola
🎼 Live music – guitar and mandolin
🥧 Tea or Coffee and a mince pie is included in the entry fee – £5 (Kids £2.50)

 

All proceeds support the work of Muirfield Riding Therapy

Indoor Market 2021

We’re delighted to be back hosting our 3rd Indoor Market here in our Arena at West Fenton, EH39 5AL, and invite you to come and browse our 50 stalls of crafters, producers, upcycle & car boot-ers! A great mix of local, independent talent.

Our Indoor Arena is a unique venue, with lots of space for browsing. Keep an eye on our Indoor Market Facebook event page where we’re adding details of all our fantastic stallholders who are attending, to the discussion tab.

 

All welcome

Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs on leads, and entry is just £2 entry, free for children and free parking. Come and have lunch at The Barn Cafe, and why not take home some of our legendary baking treats too?

To help our visitors who are wheelchair users to access our soft Arena floor, we are delighted to have our friends from North Berwick charity Beach Wheelchairs in attendance, with their adapted chairs for your use.

Covid-19 safe

We ask that all visitors wear facemarks when at our Indoor Market, unless when sitting at our Barn Cafe tables. We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the venue. Please do not attend our event if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (see the Scottish Government website for details).  All proceeds support the work of Muirfield Riding Therapy, a volunteer-led Centre providing pioneering life-changing equine therapy, free. We are a member group of RDA UK.

Autumn Rally Trail 1st-31st October 2021

Welcome to our Autumn Rally Trail!

Take part anytime between 1st – 31st October 2021

 

This is our 3rd Rally Trail, with 97 teams taking on the challenge last time. For this event, our route starts and ends in the historic village of Ormiston, and you take part at your own leisure anytime up to Sunday 31st October. This is a fun drive, at your own leisure, through beautiful East Lothian countryside, with lots of clues to spot on the way and picnic viewpoints. All correct entries will be added into our prize draw.
Allow around 2.5 hours to complete the 26 mile route, depending on your picnic stop and clue spotting skills! Take part at your own leisure, it’s not a race so take your time to enjoy the route as it winds its way around the beautiful East Lothian, in all its autumnal colours.

 

 

Your Rally Trail Route Instructions 
Once you sign up you are given access here on eventbrite to, our Autumn Rally Trail Route Instructions & Answer Sheet – you can complete and return your answers using either our online Answer Sheet, or, if you prefer, download and print off the hard copy.

 

  • Follow the instructions carefully – there are lots of clues along the way to spot, and picnic stops and viewpoints to note!
  • You also have access to two recipe ideas for a picnic from our Muirfield’s Scrumptious Treats receipe book – make some treats for your trip!

 

Prize Draw
All correct entries will be added into our prize draw! The first 10 completed entries returned with all answers correct will receive an extra 4 tickets added to the draw, giving them 5 chances to win!

 

How to sign up
Entry is £15 (+ £1.76 eventbrite fee) per car
Your Rally Trail route instructions and picnic recipes are accessed on Eventbrite once you sign up
Minimum entry requirements:
1) Car Team of 2 minimum – a driver and navigator. Other people can be in your Car Team, as long as you all adhere to the current COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines,(https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ )
2) Entry to be submitted by your Team Car Driver who must,
– Be 18 years or older on 1st October 2021
– Hold a full UK Driver’s Licence
– Be fully insured to drive the vehicle
– Have up to date vehicle insurance – this is a legal requirement in the UK

 

Good Luck and Thank You
By signing up to our Rally Trail fundraiser, you are helping secure the future of our life-changing service.
This event is part of our alternative and COVID safe ways to fundraise and raise awareness of our work during the continuing pandemic. But perhaps most importantly, it’s about having a bit of fun together during this tough time.

Muirfield Riding Therapy Charity Golf Day 2022 – The Renaissance Club

We have a new date. We are delighted to announce the new date for our Charity Golf Day, at the prestigious Renaissance Golf Club, host of the Abrdn Scottish Open, as 19th May 2022.  

The pandemic has impacted individuals and organisations in different ways, not least the charity sector. With many charities having to rollover their events from 2020, we have decided to move ours from our original September 2021 date. This will ensure our charity friends and their supporters hosting similar events, will have the opportunity to enjoy maximum success, as well as ourselves.   

 

We invite you to join us on 19th May 2022, for a wonderful afternoon of golf on the fabulous 18-hole links course at The Renaissance Club, Cowden Hill Drive, North Berwick, EH39 5HS. We welcome 4-ball teams to play at Renaissance. The day begins with a light lunch and team photos, followed by a great afternoon of golf including our fabulous prize-winning holes. With complimentary drinks throughout the day, evening dinner and superb auction we are sure you and your team will have a memorable experience.  

 

To book, please see our Invitation and Booking Form and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

 

We are grateful to both The Renaissance Golf Club and Gilson Gray for supporting this event.

             

Winter Series Show Jumping Championships 2021/22

Our long running Winter Series is back for its 14th year, open to ALL AGES. Benefit from an all-round professional Show Jumping experience, but in a relaxed, friendly, encouraging atmosphere.  There are 4 events this time, you can join in all 4 events in the Series or just on dates which suit you!

 

3 October, 7 November, 5 December 2021, and the Final on 6 March 2022

 

Welcome to our Winter Series Show Jumping Championships 2021/22!  NEW Online entry via HorseMonkey (with entries on the day depending on availability). Pre-entry of competitors will allow us to provide more accurate class timings throughout the day.  All proceeds support Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of RDA UK, providing pioneering, life-changing equine therapy.

 

ENTER our second event in the Series, by clicking the green button, then log in or create an account,

Note, We will open online entry for the next event in the Series after each previous event.

 

Each event is part of the points system for the overall Winter Series and all points earned will count towards your final total.  Our 4-event Show Jumping Championships is aimed at riders, horses and ponies of ALL AGES and experience.

New to riding?

Getting back into riding?

Want to introduce your equine, or yourself, to Show jumping?

Nervous rider, or equine?

Looking to build up experience over the winter months?

Don’t have full Showing rider kit to wear?

 

Benefit from:

Experienced Judges

Advice from our Judge and Team on the day

A supportive approach to you and your equine’s performance

40 m x 20m Indoor Arena

Arena surface particularly suitable for jumping

10 Classes to choose from lead rein to Open o Adult Rider-Only Class (21 years+) always included

Entry via Horse Monkey or On-the-day (subject to availability)

Low cost entry fees

Beautiful rosettes for all Classes

Outdoor Arena/Clear Round practice

Spectators’ Viewing Gallery o All day cafe – bacon rolls, soup, our legendary home baking!

FREE Parking

 

Three Trophies are awarded at the Series Final in March:

Wobblies Trophy

Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from selected classes

 

The Fiona Mossan Trophy

Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from selected classes

 

The Niven Family Trophy

Presented to the most improved rider of the Series.

 

COVID-19

Our show will operate within the current Covid 19 Government and Sport Scotland regulations and advice. We ask for your help with the following:

PLEASE do not attend if you are displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Please ensure face coverings are worn when indoors and we encourage you to respect social distancing.

Surgical hand gel stations are widely available throughout the showground and also within the building.

It is important that you follow signage and park and exit as directed by our marshals

Note: Any last-minute changes with regard to Covid will be advised on our website as well as via social media, always a good idea to check especially if you are coming from further afield.

Important: you will be asked to complete our Track and Trace form for you and all members of the party travelling with you to our event. The form should be handed to the Show Secretary on your arrival.

 

Guidelines for visiting the Yard at West Fenton

It is important that you follow the guidelines below when visiting our West Fenton yard in order to protect our ponies, thank you –

PLEASE BRING YOUR PONY PASSPORT – SPOT CHECKS WILL BE TAKING PLACE.

Please do not touch, pet or feed any ponies in any fields on the yard.

Please park only in the designated car parking areas as directed by our marshals.

If you are bringing your pet dog, please keep your dog on the lead at all times, and well away from the ponies. Please deposit dog poo bags in the bins provided and under no circumstances leave any bags laying around the yard or Arena.

 

Queries? Please get in touch

 

Midsummer Baking, Plants and Picnic Sale

Come and join us at gorgeous Stamford Hall, Gullane, for our Midsummer Baking, Plants & Picnic Sale. FREE ENTRY.  Plus, back by popular demand, Pick-Up-A-Picnic: pre-order only, delicious picnic boxes, order by 5pm Thurs 17 June, collect at our Midsummer event.
Pre-order only, Pick-Up-A-Picnic boxes – click here to order by 17 June
In place of our annual sit-down summer cream teas, this year we’re delighted to welcome you to the garden of Stamford Hall, Gullane, courtesy of the Lang family. Free entry.
We’ll have a huge array of plants and our legendary baking to take-away, come and have a browse.
      
Plus, our popular pre-order only Pick-Up-A-Picnic boxes are back!  Our delicious boxed picnics of sweet & savoury treats are £10 (+ £1.37 fee) per person. Pre-order only, by 5pm on Thursday 17th June, collect at our Midsummer event, 11am – 2pm on Saturday 19th June.
Indulge yourself, share a treat with a friend, have a family feast!
Enjoy a Midsummer weekend picnic without the hassle of making it!
     
Each Pick Up A Picnic, per person, contains –
A round of sandwiches – mixed selection (Vegetarian option will be provided when VEGETARIAN is selected at checkout)
2 mini sausage rolls (Vegetarian option will be provided when VEGETARIAN is selected at checkout)
1 scone (with butter, jam, and cream)
1 cupcake
2 traybakes
Takeaway drinks also for sale on the day – tea/coffee/soft drinks £1. (Buy one of our final few limited edition reusable cups for £9 and we’ll give you a drink for free!)
Important Dietary and Allergen information 
* Please note, we’re working with a small team and are unable to accommodate any changes or dietary requests.
* Each picnic includes Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Soya
* May contain trace amounts of nuts or peanuts
All proceeds to Muirfield Riding Therapy
We had to close our service and fundraising in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus Crisis. Since then, we have been able to adapt so we can safely offer therapy riding again to some of our riders, in in line with Scottish Government and Riding for the Disabled Association National Office guidelines.

We are fully-self funded; the cancellation of our usual fundraising events due to the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact. By supporting this alternative fundraiser you will be helping us secure the future of our service, funding the upkeep of our Centre and care of our specially trained therapy ponies.

Thank you.

Summer Show for Horses and Ponies 2021

Welcome to our ‘Not Our Usual’ Summer Show for Horses and Ponies!

Sunday 1st August 2021

West Fenton, East Lothian, EH39 5AL

Qualifier for Caledonian Showing Championships 2021

Main Sponsor, MacGregor Healthcare Ltd Showjumping Sponsor, Andrew Black Haulage

 

Our Summer Show is usually one of the biggest Horse Shows in East Lothian!  Organised by and in aid of Muirfield Riding Therapy, and held at West Fenton thanks to the generosity of the Morrison Family.

 

This year, we are delighted to be back after 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, with our Not Our Usual Show! It’s a smaller Show this year, we plan to hold our larger scale event in 2022.  We are proud to confirm, this year’s Show is a qualifier for the Caledonian Showing Championships 2021!

 

We have 27 Classes for our competitors to choose from, across 5 Show Rings, including for example Tack and Turnout, Pony Club Pony, Veteran In-hand, Mountain and Moorland, Showjumping and lots of Fun Classes.

 

Beautiful rosettes and trophies awarded in all Classes, and entry fees only £8 per class, with the exception of class 18 Fancy Dress, class 21 Young Handlers in-hand, all Handy Pony classes – 24, 25 and 26 – and class 27 Just My Best Friend where the entry fee is £5 per class. Horsemonkey.com accepts payment via credit and debit card, and the First Aid cover charge of £3 per rider is compulsory.

Due to the continuing pandemic restrictions, this year’s event is not open to the wider public as a spectator event, with competitors’ family and friends only allowed on site.

 

View and download the Class Schedule

 

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY

 

Click the green button.  All entries are online with Horse Monkey where you can create your own profile, retained for all future entries with MRT (you should have an existing profile if you entered the show in 2017 – 2019), and receive confirmation of your entry.  Horse Monkey charges a total booking fee of £1.25 plus VAT per transaction.

 

 

THANK YOU

Without their kind contributions to the Show costs and to our Judges and volunteers who give up their valuable time, there would be no Summer Show.

A huge vote of thanks again to our Main Sponsor, MacGregor Healthcare Ltd and Showjumping Sponsor Andrew Black Haulage

All proceeds from the Show support the work of Muirfield Riding Therapy

Ride Around 4 MRT

Welcome to our summer campaign, Ride Around 4 MRT!

The Ride Around 4 MRT summer campaign 2021 has been launched to celebrate horses and ponies, our loyal companions throughout the pandemic, in support of Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT) therapy ponies.

Thank you so much for your support. #RideAround4MRT  

We invite the equestrian community to join our virtual summer challenge, have fun celebrating your horses and ponies, in support of MRT ponies! How far could you ride this summer? Choose how you want to join in our campaign – donate, ride, fundraise –  any time between 1st June and 1st August. With prizes courtesy of our event sponsor, Hendry Equestrian

 

How far could you ride this summer?

 

MRT is a volunteer-led, fully self-funded Centre providing pioneering equine therapy, free of charge. The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on our ability to fundraise.

By supporting our campaign, you are helping us to continue the loving care of our specially trained therapy ponies, guaranteeing our life-changing therapeutic riding sessions continue into the future.

 

Donate £4  – Nominate 4 friends – #RideAround4MRT!

 

1.Donate

Donate £4 by clicking the button, that’s it! You’ll be sent back to this page, where you can follow the next instructions below! You’ll receive a receipt from JustGiving, all proceeds support MRT ponies – thank you very much.

Donate with JustGiving.

2.Nominate

Nominate 4 friends to support our campaign, on your social media; tell your friends you’re supporting us – why not share our event image, download it here, tag your friends and tag us too #RideAround4MRT

3.Ride

Get riding!  Any ride, any distance, just have fun! We love pics, and would love see see yours, share pics and route maps from your rides on your social media! Tag us #RideAround4MRT

If you want to join in our virtual Distance challenge, each time you ride, be sure to log your rides on the Equilab app – please email us your logged mileage at the end of each week* (See Rules below*)! Download and get logging your rides on free equestrian app – Equilab  Be in with a chance of winning prizes courtesy of our event sponsor, Hendry Equestrian!

4.Fundraise

If you’d like to join in our virtual Fundraising challenge, click here to set up a Ride Around 4 MRT JustGiving fundraising page for you or your team* (see Rules below*), ask your friends and family to donate to your challenge! Be in with a chance of winning prizes courtesy of our event sponsor, Hendry Equestrian!

To help promote  your challenge, why not change your social media profiles to our Ride Around 4 MRT social media profile logo, download it here. Tag us #RideAround4MRT

 

FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW TO WIN!

If you’ve decided to join in our virtual Distance and/or Fundraising challenges, thank you! Here are the rules –

1. Ride as an Individual or a Team

Ride and fundraise as an individual or as a team (max 4 people), with Junior (under 16) and Senior (16+) prizes in each category for Longest Distance and for Highest Fundraising!

2. Use Equilab to log your rides

You must log all your riding mileage using the free Equilab app. Each week, email your, or your team’s, weekly mileage totals log(s) on Equilab, to the Ride Around 4 MRT organising Team.

The final week’s mileage must be emailed to us by the deadline of 12 noon on Saturday 31st July 2021. IMPORTANT: Remember to tell us your age(s) in the email so we know which prize category to add you to!

3. Winners

£25 vouchers for all individual and team winners thanks to our Event Sponsor Hendry Equestrian . We will use the mileage data you provide us with to allocate our Longest Distance Winners, and we will review Ride Around 4 MRT fundraising pages to allocate our Highest Fundraiser Winners.  Winners will be announced at our Summer Show for Horses & Ponies, West Fenton, North Berwick, East Lothian, on Sunday 1st August.

Why not sign up to our Summer Show too – for details,  Summer Show for Horses and Ponies 2021

We’d love to see pics from your rides, tag us #RideAround4MRT , and follow along with the fun on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

 

THANK YOU

 

Kirsty’s Skydive for MRT

A year after her original jump was postponed due to the pandemic, the date is now reset for rider Kirsty’s charity skydive in aid of Muirfield Riding Therapy. Kirsty Henderson from North Berwick, is taking on the high rise challenge on 6th June. Kirsty has been riding with us since she was 3 years old.  Now age 28, Kirsty is taking on the sponsored skydive as her way of giving back to the charity which she says has changed her life.  

You can support her by donating to her JustGiving PageKirsty is very generously paying for the costs of the Skydive herself so that 100% of donations come to Muirfield Riding Therapy.

Read Kirsty’s story here 

Spring Car Rally Trail 2021

Sign up and entry requirements for our Spring Car Rally Trail!

ENTER: CLICK HERE TO ENTER VIA EVENTBRITE

Scroll down for entry requirements. Looking for something to do in the Easter holidays? This spring, jump in your car anytime between 2nd – 25th April, and take part in our Rally Trail! It’s not a race, take part at your own leisure and enjoy the route as it winds its way around the beautiful East Lothian countryside, in all its Springtime glory.

  • Allow around 2.5-3 hours to complete the 40 mile route, depending on your picnic stop and clue spotting skills!
  • Take part at your own leisure, anytime from Friday 2nd April – Sunday 25th April (last completed entries to be submitted by 5pm on 25th April)
  • NEW route for 2021, starts and ends in the lovely village of Gifford.  
  • NEW online registration and quiz answer form 
  • NEW picnic recipes – make some sweet treats for your trip!
  • Prize Draw – All correct entries will be added into our prize draw! The first 10 completed entries returned with all answers correct will receive an extra 4 tickets added to the draw, giving them 5 chances to win!

 

HOW TO REGISTER & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is £15 (+ £1.76 eventbrite fee) per car, click here to enter via Eventbrite

Minimum entry requirements

1) Car Team of 2 minimum – a driver and navigator. Other household members can be in your Car Team as long as your team adheres to the current COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing

2) Entry to be submitted by your Team Car Driver who must,

– Be 18 years or older on 2nd April 2021

– Hold a full UK Driver’s Licence

– Be fully insured to drive the vehicle

– Have up to date vehicle insurance – this is a legal requirement in the UK

 

GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU

By signing up to our Rally Trail fundraiser, you are helping secure the future of our life-changing service.

This event is part of our alternative and COVID safe ways to continue to fundraise and raise awareness of our work during lockdown. But perhaps most importantly, it’s about having a bit of fun together during this tough time.

 

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