Not Our Usual Christmas Coffee Morning

Although things are a little different this year, we hope to bring the community a bit of festive cheer at our ‘Not Our Usual…Christmas Coffee Morning’ on Saturday 5th December.  Traditions including our legendary Christmas Cakes made by Agnes and festive baking will be here.

Come and pick up some festive treats at The Mallard Hotel, on Saturday 5th December, from 10am to 12 noon,
🎄 Traditional Christmas Cakes
🍪 Delicious Festive Baking Stall
❄️ Beautiful Christmas crafts & gifts
☕TAKEAWAY Tea/Coffee/Hot chocolate & mince pies, plus hot BACON ROLLS!
🎁 WIN Festive Treats Hamper Raffle WIN🎁
Win our big hamper full of fantastic festive treats, including Beatitude goodies. Pics to follow on our social media! To enter, all you need to do is donate £5 per entry (enter as many times as you like!) via our donation button on our website, please add ‘Raffle’ in the notes  🍀 The winning entry will be drawn on the day of our event – good luck 🍀
Our wonderful volunteers are hard at work creating our now legendary, beautifully decorated characterful Christmas Cakes to order, and for sale on the day, along with lots of other festive treats. Keep an eye out on our social media for news and updates about what will be on offer!

 

Queries?  Get in touch

 

❤️ Keeping you COVID safe – social distancing measures will be in place plus a one-way system, and track & trace at the door.

 

All proceeds support our work
We are celebrating 10 years of our pioneering partnership with NHS Lothian, delivering the Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service. This Service which launched in 2010 was the first, and is still the largest service of its kind in Scotland. It provides Hippotherapy, a specialist and highly effective form of physiotherapy, on horseback.
All Muirfield Riding Therapy’s therapeutic riding services are free, ensuring kids, young people and adults with various disabilities can access them. We are volunteer-led and fully self-funded. This has been a tough year for everyone, and our service and fundraising has been severely impacted.

 

Thank you
We wish to thank our wonderful community who have kept us going, and we are delighted to have been slowly bringing riders back into sessions following both ScotGov and RDA National office.

NEW! 10th Birthday Virtual Balloon Race

Reaching for the sky – 10th Birthday Virtual Balloon Race

We are celebrating 10 years of a truly pioneering partnership with NHS Lothian; our Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service. We want as many people as possible to join in the fun by taking part in our eco-friendly Virtual Balloon Race! Lift off from Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle!), Transylvania on Halloween, 31st October at 12noon.

This eco-friendly online balloon race lasts 7 days and is like a computer game; you can change your balloons parameters – make it bigger or smaller, make the latex thicker or thinner – to help you win!  There are some great prizes up for grabs, 1st Place: £500, 2nd Place: an Apple iPad, 3rd Place: £10 Book Tokens for the next 10 fastest balloons.

You can track your balloon on google maps using satellites 24/7; the race is a simulation, but is influenced by information from real weather satellites in real-time!

How to Sign Up

Welcome to our Virtual Birthday Balloon Race!   Lift off from Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania on Halloween, 31st October at 12noon!

Virtual Balloons cost £3 – you can buy as many as you like!

 

Buying a virtual balloon for yourself?

  1. Open our Race page, https://ecoracing.co/user/page/791
  2. Click to buy a balloon and follow the instructions to create a race account.

 

Gifting a virtual balloon to a friend?

  1. Open our Race page, https://ecoracing.co/user/page/791
  2. Look for ‘Buy activation codes to gift’ click and follow the instructions (you need to create an account)
  3. You will be emailed the gift code called a Personal Activation Code.
  4. Send a message to your friend with the code and the following link to this race instructions page – https://www.muirfieldridingtherapy.org.uk/fundraise-for-us/fundraise-support-our-events/new-10th-birthday-virtual-balloon-race/

 

Received a gifted virtual balloon?

  1. Received a message from your friend to say you’ve been gifted a virtual balloon? To access it, open our Race page https://ecoracing.co/user/page/791
  2. Create a race account.
  3. Look for ‘Activate a gifted code’ and add the personal activation code your friend sent you to the box.

 

Time to get balloon decorating!

  1. Login to your race account. Click on the menu, and select My dashboard. You’ll see the Muirfield Riding Therapy race under My causes. Click on the yellow View/decorate/track button and get decorating!
  2. You can change your balloon(s) helium contents, shape, thickness of rubber as well as choose your own pattern design.
  3. Save your changes, and when you see the countdown clock you’re all done for now!
  4. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for race week – the race is a simulation but is influenced by information from real weather satellites in real-time!
  5. Once the race starts, you can’t change your balloon parameters anymore. Virtual balloons, just like latex ones, can pop if the balloon parameters are not suited to the weather! But even a popped balloon can still win if the wind changes direction!
  6. Lift off takes place at 12noon on 31st October.
  7. Winner and Prizes – The race is 7 days in duration and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest, as measured in a straight line from the launch location.  1st Place: £500, 2nd Place: an Apple iPad and 3rd Place: £10 Book Tokens for the next 10 fastest balloons!

 

GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU

The race is a fundraiser for our pioneering partnership with NHS Lothian, The Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service.

In 2010 NHS Lothian and Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT) launched The Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service, the first, and to this day the largest, Hippotherapy (a form of physiotherapy on horseback) service of its kind in Scotland!

NHS Lothian children’s physiotherapist Heather Falconer, who pioneered the service with MRT’s Service Coordinator Susan Law, says,

It’s particularly effective for children with neurological problems, helping them to develop motor skills like sitting and standing, walking, running, riding a bike.  Things that need core stability and balance skills.

The Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service, and Muirfield Riding Therapy’s other therapy sessions for children, young people and adults with various disabilities, are provided free-of-charge.

 

Follow us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter for event updates.

New! MRT Rally Trail

This autumn holiday between 9th October and 1st November, jump in your car and take part in our Rally Trail! This is a fun drive through beautiful East Lothian countryside, with lots of clues to spot on the way and picnic viewpoints.  Plus, be in with a chance of winning our magnificent Hamper of Treats!

SCROLL DOWN FOR HOW TO SIGN UP

Our route starts and ends in Haddington, the geographical centre of East Lothian, and you can take part at your own leisure, anytime between 9th October and 1st November*

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Please avoid doing the Rally Trail between Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd October, due to roadworks closing a road on our route by the Biel Mill turn off for those 3 days. To compensate, we’ve extended our Rally Trail by 3 days to Sunday 1st November.

Allow around 2 hours to complete the 50 mile route – depending on your picnic stop and clue spotting skills! It’s not a race so take your time to enjoy the route as it winds its way around the beautiful East Lothian countryside, in all its autumn colours.

Your Rally Trail pack includes;

  • A Rally Trail guide with instructions, follow them carefully – there are clues along the way to note!
  • Recipe ideas for a picnic – make some treats for your trip!

Gift and Prize Draw

‘I completed the MRT Rally Trail!’ Car Window Sticker for all Teams who submit completed forms

Magnificant Hamper of Treats!  All correct entries will be added into a prize draw to win a fantastic hamper of treats. *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 and booking rules

Entry is £15 per car – get in touch by email here to request sign up info

You can take part at your own leisure, anytime between 9th October and 1st November.

Minimum entry requirements;

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

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

  • Be 18 years or older on 9th October 2020
  • 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.

Follow us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter for event updates.

Pick Up A Picnic

PICK UP A PICNIC – PRE-ORDER by 17/09, PICK UP 19/09
? Indulge yourself
? Share a treat with a friend
? Have a family feast

100% of the income from this one-off fundraiser will support Muirfield Riding Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic??

HOW TO ORDER ?
PRE-ORDER & PAY ONLY – BY THURS 17 SEPTEMBER
or
phone 07798 763400
£10 per person
Each box, per person, contains –
A round of sandwiches – mixed selection (Vegetarian option available)
2 mini sausage rolls
1 scone (with butter, jam, and cream)
1 cupcake
2 traybakes

?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

?PICK UP YOUR PICNIC – ON SAT 19 SEPTEMBER
Between 11am – 1pm, The Mallard Hotel, East Links Road, Gullane. Social distancing measures will be in place.
☕️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!!)
?Extra baking for sale on the day – there may also be some extra items of our legendary baking for sale on the day…!

Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2020

We love being part of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk!  Join us this year on 13th September 2020.

Important news – March 2020!  Fundraising and the Coronavirus.  In a show of incredible kindness, following the devastating impact of the Coronavirus on Scottish events and charity fundraising, the Kiltwalk’s partner The Hunter Foundation has announced they will continue to donate their generous bonus even if walks have to be cancelled!

What’s so great about The Kiltwalk?

  • Find out why last year’s team loved being part of one of Scotland’s biggest mass participation fundraisers
  • Easy fundraising with a bespoke online sponsor page for each Kiltwalker to share
  • 100% of donations come to your charity – no fees taken off
  • NEW for 2020, a whopping 50%!  added to every Kiltwalker’s fundraising total thanks to the event partner, The Hunter Foundation! (You raise £100, we receive £150!!)

How does it work?

  1. Choose your distance – 5 mile Wee Wander , 14.5 mile Big Stroll, 24 mile Mighty Stride.  There are three distances to choose from with the 5 mile Wee Wander being wheelchair accessible, and all routes end at Murrayfield Stadium with the Kiltwalk Party!
  2. Register – you pay to register yourself – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER VIA OUR MRT TEAM PAGE, and click on the orange ‘Join Team’ button to ensure your registration links to our Team page.
  3. Get in touch with Debs in our office so we can send you one of our Team sports t-shirts and let you know about ‘training’ walks (or indoors and garden exercise during Coronavirus restrictions!)  – [email protected]

FAQs

Are all routes wheelchair accessible?  Only the 5 mile Wee Wander is accessible for wheelchairs.

What if I need a Carer to be with me?  Carers of KiltWalkers go FREE – contact [email protected] who will give your Carer a special code to allow them to register for free so they can join you on the day.

Do I have to raise a set fundraising amount?  There’s no minimum goal for Team Muirfield Riding Therapy, all sponsorship is gratefully appreciated!

 

Don’t want to walk?  Why not Volunteer, or donate to our Team

Register to be a Kiltie Volunteers are known as a Kilties (the ‘heart, soul and smile of the Kiltwalk’) – each Kiltie’s chosen charity is ‘paid’ for every hour they volunteer on the day!

Donate to the MRT Team Every penny of your donation comes to the charity, plus an additional 50% thanks to The Hunter Foundation.

THANK YOU for your support

 

Fun Dog Show

WELCOME TO OUR ANNUAL FUN DOG SHOW!
Dogs and dog owners of all ages are welcome to our annual Fun Dog Show at our Indoor Arena, West Fenton.

Entry is on the day for all Classes – 10am Dog Agility opens and runs throughout the event, all other Classes from 10.30am!

* ALL SORTS OF CLASSES FOR ALL SORTS OF DOGS!
* TRY OUR DOG AGILITY COURSE – great for dogs & handlers!
* ROSETTES FOR ALL CLASSESS
* DOGGIE MERCHANDISE STALLS including NBDogs and WeaverMeadow
* BIG HAMPER RAFFLE OF DOGGIE GOODIES!
* POP-UP PUP PORTRAITS – by Barking Cat Pet Photography – all proceeds to Muirfield Riding Therapy
* CAFE – bacon rolls, soup, legendary home baking!

THANKS TO OUR MAIN SPONSOR, Barking Cat Pet Photography , our Champion of Champions will win a bespoke one hour home or outdoor photo session with Barking Cat Pet Photography including an A4 enlargement and digital images to share!

* Please help us spread the word, follow and share our Facebook Fun Dog Show page with your friends

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020 —

1. VETERAN: DOGS 8 YEARS AND OVER

2. CUTEST PUPPY UNDER 1 YEAR

3. PRETTIEST BITCH

4. MOST HANDSOME DOG

5. JUNIOR HANDLER (CHILD 5-9 YEARS)

6. JUNIOR HANDLER (CHILD 10-14 YEARS)

7. RESCUE DOG

8. WAGGIEST TAIL

9. DOG JUDGE WOULD MOST LIKE TO TAKE HOME

10. FANCY DRESS

11. BEST TRICK

12. CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

 

IMPORTANT health and safety notice regarding Equine Flu:
You may know that there was an Equine Flu outbreak in the U.K last year. There have been no cases in Scotland in the last few months and we want to help keep it that way. We have measures in place to protect our ponies. It is important that you follow the guidelines below when visiting our West Fenton yard on Sunday, thank you;

*Please keep all dogs on the lead at all times.
*Please keep all dogs well away from the ponies.
*Please do not touch or pet any ponies in any fields on the yard.
*Please deposit dog poo bags in the bins provided and under no circumstances leave any bags laying around the yard or Arena.
*Please wear clean clothes and boots that have not had contact with other horses.
*Please park only in the designated car parking areas as directed by our marshals.
*Please wash hands before coming to the yard and on leaving – we have onsite toilet facilities at our Indoor Arena.
*If you have your own horses and are aware of any flu symptoms please highlight this to us as a matter of urgency.

THANK YOU

 

THE FINAL, MARCH: WINTER SERIES SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-20

WELCOME to the Final of our 6-event Show Jumping Championships

SIXTH AND FINAL EVENT OF THE SERIES –

SUNDAY MARCH 15TH, 09.30 – 15.30

Welcome to the Final of our Winter Series, now in its 13th year.  No need to have previously attended, come and join in!  Open to ALL AGES, and we have an improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping. Benefit from an all-round professional Show Jumping experience, but in a relaxed, friendly, encouraging atmosphere.
Three Trophies Awarded at the Series Finale in March:
Wobblies Trophey
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 1-5.
The Fiona Mossan Trophy
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 4-9.
The Niven Family Trophy
Presented to the most improved rider of the Series.
⚠️ PLEASE BRING YOUR PONY PASSPORT SHOWING UP TO DATE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATIONS
MARCH – THE FINAL: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE CLASS SCHEDULE  

Entry-On-The-Day events. Affordable fees, just £6 per Class. Plus, all proceeds go to support the work of registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
 
Our 6-event Show Jumping Championships is aimed at riders, horses and ponies of ALL AGES, from lead rein wobblies to adults, but especially less experienced,
 
o New to riding?
o Getting back into riding?
o Want to introduce your equine, or yourself, to Show jumping?
o Nervous rider, or equine?
o Looking to build up experience over the winter months?
o Don’t have full Showing rider kit to wear?
 
Benefit from;
 
o Experienced Judges
o Advice from our Judge and Team on the day
o A supportive approach to you and your equine’s performance
o 40 m x 20m Indoor Arena
o New improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping
o 10 Classes to choose from: lead rein wobblies to adult-only
o Adult Rider-Only Class (21 years+) always included
o On-the-day entry
o Low cost entry fees £6 per Class, and £4 per Clear Round – buy one Clear Round get one free!
o Beautiful rosettes for all Classes
o Cozy spectators’ Viewing Gallery
o Outdoor Arena/Clear Round practice
o All day cafe – bacon rolls, soup, our legendary home baking!
o FREE Parking on our concourse, no mud!
o All proceeds to registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of RDA, celebrating 30 years of providing life-changing riding therapy to children and adults in East and Midlothian.
 
CLASS SCHEDULE – MARCH, THE FINAL 
PLEASE NOTE: Ring the Show Secretary on 01620 840 502 for a weather check in the morning – if we need to cancel an event, we will update our answer machine message and the Facebook page for this event by 8am on the morning of the event. You can also ring at any point throughout the day to check on the progress of Classes to help you plan your day and avoid prolonged waiting times.

Class 1.     LEAD REIN: fullcourse of jumps not to exceed 30cm; accompanied on foot by

parent/sibling/friend    

 

Class 2.     INTRO TO WOBBLIES (off lead rein): shortercourse of jumps not to exceed

35 cm; parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 3.     WOBBLIES (off lead rein): fullcourse of jumps not to exceed 35 cm;

parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 4.     PONY AND HOUND: jumps not to exceed 30cm (on or off lead rein).  One round by

rider on pony followed by four jumps on foot accompanied by a doggie!

 

Class 5.    FIRST RIDDEN: jumps not to exceed 40cm    

 

Class 6.    NURSERY NOVICE:jumps not to exceed 45cm.

 

Class 7.     ADULT ONLY CLASS: jumps not to exceed 50cm.  This class is strictly restricted to

riders of 21 years and over – designed to encourage nervous or novice riders or

equines or those who haven’t jumped a course for a long time!

 

Class 8.     NOVICE: jumps not to exceed 55cm

 

Class 9.     INTERMEDIATE: jumps not to exceed 60cm

                                                   

Class 10.    OPEN: jumps not to exceed 70cm

 

PRIZEGIVING: trophies and rosettes for series winners and most improved rider

EQUINE FLU
⚠️ IMPORTANT health and safety notice regarding Equine Flu: There have been no recent new cases of equine flu in Scotland and we want to help keep it that way. It is important that you follow the guidelines below when visiting our West Fenton yard, in order to protect our ponies;

*PLEASE BRING YOUR PONY PASSPORT SHOWING UP TO DATE FLU VACCINATIONS – SPOT CHECKS WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT ALL EVENTS.
*Please do not touch or pet any ponies in any fields on the yard.
*Please wear clean clothes and boots that have not had contact with other horses with flu symptoms.
*Please park only in the designated car parking areas as directed by our marshals.
*Please wash hands before coming to the yard and on leaving – we have onsite toilet facilities at our Indoor Arena.
*If you are aware of any flu symptoms with your own equines please highlight this to us as a matter of urgency
If you are bring your pet dog,
*Please keep all dogs on the lead at all times.
*Please keep all dogs 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.

Thank you from all our therapy ponies ?

FEBRUARY EVENT: WINTER SERIES SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-20

WELCOME to our 6-event Show Jumping Championships

27 OCTOBER, 17 NOVEMBER, 1 DECEMBER, 19 JANUARY, 23 FEBRUARY, 15 MARCH – The Final

FOURTH EVENT OF THE SERIES –

SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY , 09.30 – 15.30

This event is included in the points system for the overall Winter Series and all points earned will count towards your final total.  But you don’t need to have attended our previous Winter Series events, just come along and join in – everyone welcome!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FEBRUARY SCHEDULE AND EQUINE FLU PONY PASSPORT REQUIREMENT

Entry-On-The-Day events. Affordable fees, just £6 per Class. Plus, all proceeds go to support the work of registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
 
Our 6-event Show Jumping Championships is aimed at riders, horses and ponies of ALL AGES, from lead rein wobblies to adults, but especially less experienced,
 
o New to riding?
o Getting back into riding?
o Want to introduce your equine, or yourself, to Show jumping?
o Nervous rider, or equine?
o Looking to build up experience over the winter months?
o Don’t have full Showing rider kit to wear?
 
Benefit from;
 
o Experienced Judges
o Advice from our Judge and Team on the day
o A supportive approach to you and your equine’s performance
o 40 m x 20m Indoor Arena
o New improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping
o 10 Classes to choose from: lead rein wobblies to adult-only
o Adult Rider-Only Class (21 years+) always included
o On-the-day entry
o Low cost entry fees £6 per Class, and £4 per Clear Round – buy one Clear Round get one free!
o Beautiful rosettes for all Classes
o Three Trophies Awarded at the Series Finale in March:
– Wobblies Trophey
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 1-5.
– The Fiona Mossan Trophy
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 4-9.
– The Niven Family Trophy
Presented to the most improved rider of the Series.
o Cozy spectators’ Viewing Gallery
o Outdoor Arena/Clear Round practice
o All day cafe – bacon rolls, soup, our legendary home baking!
o FREE Parking on our concourse, no mud!
o All proceeds to registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of RDA, celebrating 30 years of providing life-changing riding therapy to children and adults in East and Midlothian.
 
CLASS SCHEDULE – 23 FEBRUARY EVENT
PLEASE NOTE: Ring the Show Secretary on 01620 840 502 for a weather check in the morning – if we need to cancel an event, we will update our answer machine message and the Facebook page for this event by 8am on the morning of the event. You can also ring at any point throughout the day to check on the progress of Classes to help you plan your day and avoid prolonged waiting times.

 

Class 1.     LEAD REIN: full course of jumps not to exceed 30cm; accompanied on foot by parent / sibling/friend    

 

Class 2.     INTRO TO WOBBLIES (off lead rein): shortercourse of jumps not to exceed 35 cm; parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 3.     WOBBLIES (off lead rein): fullcourse of jumps not to exceed 35 cm; parent/sibling/ friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 4.     RIDE A BUCK: jumps not to exceed 35 cm (on or off lead rein). Rider must try to hold a dollar bill or ‘buck’ between their leg and the saddle whilst they jump the course!

 

Class 5.    FIRST RIDDEN: jumps not to exceed 40cm    

 

Class 6.    NURSERY NOVICE:jumps not to exceed 45cm.

 

Class 7.     ADULT ONLY CLASS: jumps not to exceed 50cm.  This class is strictly restricted to riders of 21 years and over – designed to encourage nervous or novice riders or equines or those who haven’t jumped a course for a long time!

 

Class 8.     NOVICE: jumps not to exceed 55cm

 

Class 9.     INTERMEDIATE: jumps not to exceed 60cm

                                                   

Class 10.    OPEN: jumps not to exceed 70cm.

JANUARY EVENT: WINTER SERIES SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-20

WELCOME to our 6-event Show Jumping Championships

27 OCTOBER, 17 NOVEMBER, 1 DECEMBER, 19 JANUARY, 23 FEBRUARY, 15 MARCH – The Final

FOURTH EVENT OF THE SERIES –

SUNDAY 19 JANUARY, 09.30 – 15.30

This event is included in the points system for the overall Winter Series and all points earned will count towards your final total.  But you don’t need to have attended our previous Winter Series events, just come along and join in – everyone welcome!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE JANUARY SCHEDULE AND EQUINE FLU PONY PASSPORT REQUIREMENT

Entry-On-The-Day events. Affordable fees, just £6 per Class. Plus, all proceeds go to support the work of registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
 
Our 6-event Show Jumping Championships is aimed at riders, horses and ponies of ALL AGES, from lead rein wobblies to adults, but especially less experienced,
 
o New to riding?
o Getting back into riding?
o Want to introduce your equine, or yourself, to Show jumping?
o Nervous rider, or equine?
o Looking to build up experience over the winter months?
o Don’t have full Showing rider kit to wear?
 
Benefit from;
 
o Experienced Judges
o Advice from our Judge and Team on the day
o A supportive approach to you and your equine’s performance
o 40 m x 20m Indoor Arena
o New improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping
o 10 Classes to choose from: lead rein wobblies to adult-only
o Adult Rider-Only Class (21 years+) always included
o On-the-day entry
o Low cost entry fees £6 per Class, and £4 per Clear Round – buy one Clear Round get one free!
o Beautiful rosettes for all Classes
o Three Trophies Awarded at the Series Finale in March:
– Wobblies Trophey
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 1-5.
– The Fiona Mossan Trophy
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 4-9.
– The Niven Family Trophy
Presented to the most improved rider of the Series.
o Cozy spectators’ Viewing Gallery
o Outdoor Arena/Clear Round practice
o All day cafe – bacon rolls, soup, our legendary home baking!
o FREE Parking on our concourse, no mud!
o All proceeds to registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of RDA, celebrating 30 years of providing life-changing riding therapy to children and adults in East and Midlothian.
 
CLASS SCHEDULE – 19 JANUARY EVENT
PLEASE NOTE: Ring the Show Secretary on 01620 840 502 for a weather check in the morning – if we need to cancel an event, we will update our answer machine message and the Facebook page for this event by 8am on the morning of the event. You can also ring at any point throughout the day to check on the progress of Classes to help you plan your day and avoid prolonged waiting times.

 

Class 1.     LEAD REIN: full course of jumps not to exceed 30cm; accompanied on foot by

parent/sibling/friend    

 

Class 2.     INTRO TO WOBBLIES (off lead rein): shorter course of jumps not to exceed

35 cm; parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 3.     WOBBLIES (off lead rein): full course of jumps not to exceed 35 cm;

parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.

 

Class 4.    PONY & GROOM: jumps not to exceed 35cm (on or off lead rein). Horse/pony and rider must jump the course and pass the ‘whip’ to their ‘groom’ (parent/sibling/friend!) who must then jump the course on foot. The fastest ‘team’ wins; 10 seconds added for each knock down or refusal!

 

Class 5.    FIRST RIDDEN: jumps not to exceed 40cm    

 

Class 6.    NURSERY NOVICE: jumps not to exceed 45cm.

 

Class 7.     ADULT ONLY CLASS: jumps not to exceed 50cm.  This class is strictly restricted to riders of 21 years and over – designed to encourage nervous or novice riders or equines or those who haven’t jumped a course for a long time!

 

Class 8.     NOVICE: jumps not to exceed 55cm

 

Class 9.     INTERMEDIATE: jumps not to exceed 60cm

                                                   

Class 10.    OPEN: jumps not to exceed 70cm.

 

DECEMBER EVENT: WINTER SERIES SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-20

WELCOME to our 6-event Show Jumping Championships

27 October, 17 November, 1 December, 19 January, 23 February, The Final – 15 March

THIRD EVENT OF THE SERIES –

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST, 09.30 – 15.30

Our long running Winter Series is back for its 13th year, open to ALL AGES, and we have an improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping. Benefit from an all-round professional Show Jumping experience, but in a relaxed, friendly, encouraging atmosphere.
This event is included in the points system for the overall Winter Series and all points earned will count towards your final total.  But you don’t need to have attended our previous Winter Series events, just come along and join in – everyone welcome!

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE DECEMBER SCHEDULE AND EQUINE FLU PONY PASSPORT REQUIREMENT

Entry-On-The-Day events. Affordable fees, just £6 per Class. Plus, all proceeds go to support the work of registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
 
Our 6-event Show Jumping Championships is aimed at riders, horses and ponies of ALL AGES, from lead rein wobblies to adults, but especially less experienced,
 
o New to riding?
o Getting back into riding?
o Want to introduce your equine, or yourself, to Show jumping?
o Nervous rider, or equine?
o Looking to build up experience over the winter months?
o Don’t have full Showing rider kit to wear?
 
Benefit from;
 
o Experienced Judges
o Advice from our Judge and Team on the day
o A supportive approach to you and your equine’s performance
o 40 m x 20m Indoor Arena
o New improved Arena surface, particularly suitable for jumping
o 10 Classes to choose from: lead rein wobblies to adult-only
o Adult Rider-Only Class (21 years+) always included
o On-the-day entry
o Low cost entry fees £6 per Class, and £4 per Clear Round – buy one Clear Round get one free!
o Beautiful rosettes for all Classes
o Three Trophies Awarded at the Series Finale in March:
– Wobblies Trophey
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 1-5.
– The Fiona Mossan Trophy
Presented to the rider/pony/horse combination which has accrued the most points from classes 4-9.
– The Niven Family Trophy
Presented to the most improved rider of the Series.
o Cozy spectators’ Viewing Gallery
o Outdoor Arena/Clear Round practice
o All day cafe – bacon rolls, soup, our legendary home baking!
o FREE Parking on our concourse, no mud!
o All proceeds to registered charity Muirfield Riding Therapy, a member group of RDA, celebrating 30 years of providing life-changing riding therapy to children and adults in East and Midlothian.

 

EQUINE FLU
⚠️ IMPORTANT health and safety notice regarding Equine Flu: There have been no recent new cases of equine flu in Scotland and we want to help keep it that way. It is important that you follow the guidelines below when visiting our West Fenton yard, in order to protect our ponies;

*PLEASE BRING YOUR PONY PASSPORT SHOWING UP TO DATE FLU VACCINATIONS – SPOT CHECKS WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT ALL EVENTS.
*Please do not touch or pet any ponies in any fields on the yard.
*Please wear clean clothes and boots that have not had contact with other horses with flu symptoms.
*Please park only in the designated car parking areas as directed by our marshals.
*Please wash hands before coming to the yard and on leaving – we have onsite toilet facilities at our Indoor Arena.
*If you are aware of any flu symptoms with your own equines please highlight this to us as a matter of urgency
If you are bring your pet dog,
*Please keep all dogs on the lead at all times.
*Please keep all dogs 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.

Thank you from all our therapy ponies ?

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE – DECEMBER EVENT

PLEASE NOTE: Ring the Show Secretary on 01620 840 502 for a weather check in the morning – if we need to cancel an event, we will update our answer machine message and the Facebook page for this event by 8am on the morning of the event. You can also ring at any point throughout the day to check on the progress of Classes to help you plan your day and avoid prolonged waiting times.

Class 1.     LEAD REIN: fullcourse of jumps not to exceed 30cm; accompanied on foot by a parent/sibling/friend.  All competitors win a rosette, with special prizes for those wearing fancy dress!    

 

Class 2.     INTRO TO WOBBLIES (off lead rein): shorter course of jumps not to exceed 35 cm; parent/sibling/friend may accompany on foot.  All competitors win a rosette, with special prizes for those wearing fancy dress!

 

Class 3.     WOBBLIES (off lead rein): full course of jumps not to exceed 35 cm; parent/ sibling/ friend may accompany on foot.  All competitors win a rosette with special prizes for those wearing fancy dress!

 

Class 4.     12  JUMPS OF CHRISTMAS: (on or off lead rein) jumps not to exceed 35cm and course including some Handy Pony obstacles. Fun class where all competitors win a rosette, with special prizes for those wearing fancy dress!

 

Class 5.    FIRST RIDDEN: jumps not to exceed 40cm    

 

Class 6.    NURSERY NOVICE:jumps not to exceed 45cm.

 

Class 7.     ADULT ONLY CLASS: jumps not to exceed 50cm.  This class is strictly restricted to riders of 21 years and over – designed to encourage nervous or novice riders or equines or those who haven’t jumped a course for a long time!

 

Class 8.     NOVICE: jumps not to exceed 55cm

 

Class 9.     INTERMEDIATE: jumps not to exceed 60cm

                                                   

Class 10.    OPEN: jumps not to exceed 70cm.