Summer Teas and Plants Sale

We’re delighted to welcome you back to the garden of Stamford Hall, Gullane, courtesy of the Lang family. This year, come and enjoy cream teas on the lawn, our legendary baking & fabulous plants.

 

Our delicious Cream teas on the lawn are £10, payable on the day. Typical cream tea includes cheese or plain and blueberry scones, tiffin, ginger shortbread, strawberry tarts and meringues with cream, plus unlimited tea or coffee.

 

Bring your picnic rug, or choose to sit at one of our tea tables under our marquee.  There will be fresh punnets of strawberries for sale, as well as a huge array of plants and seedlings, and natural flower bouquets.

 

🪴£1 entry fee at the gate to the Garden at Stamford Hall, Goose Green, EH31 2BA
🍰 Cream teas on the lawn, £10 payable on the day, no pre-booking. Bring your picnic rug, or choose to sit at one of our tea tables under our marquee
🍓Fresh punnets of strawberries for sale
🌱Huge array of plants and seedlings for sale
🌺 Natural flower bouquets for sale

 

Did you know…
Gullane used to be renowned for racehorse training? One such trainer was George Dawson, father of Mathew Dawson the greatest racehorse trainer at the time. The Dawson family lived on the site of what is now Stamford Hall, which was named after ‘Stamford’ the racehorse trained by George Dawson! Read about the fascinating history of the Dawson Family
There may not be racehorses anymore but you never know, there might be a therapy pony or two making a special appearance at our event…! 🐴

 

 

All proceeds support Muirfield Riding Therapy. With huge thanks to the Lang family, current owners of Stamford Hall, for hosting us.

The Big Barn Dance

We are up for a big celebration this summer, and we invite you to join us for our Big Barn Dance here at our Indoor Arena on a very special weekend – Saturday 4th June!

 

One of the busiest and most popular ceilidh bands in Scotland, Clappy Doo, will be here. Experienced caller Graeme will ensure you have fun. Plus, experienced line dancing instructor, Heather Baxter will also be taking you through your paces! Be sure to wear your dancing boots – cowboy, wellies, riding boots – as our Arena surface gets very messy.

 

Book your tickets by clicking here

 

Food & Drink

The event runs from 6pm – 9pm, ticket price includes food from our big food van the ‘Chef Shack’ – boxed, takeaway-style Mexican food (thanks to our friends at Baxter Storey), you won’t be hungry! 

With a stocked Bar (this isn’t a byob event) we’ll have beer, wine, summer-themed pitchers & cans of cocktails, plus non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks to buy all night, and lots of games, including a chance to get dressed up and show us your Cowboy-style for a chance to win our prize! 

 

Make a night of it

Our Indoor Arena, West Fenton, EH39 5AL is approx one mile inland from the village of Gullane. We are not on a bus route. You may want to book your taxi in advance, there are plenty of local taxi firms. If you want to continue your evening afterwards, you might like to visit one of the local bars in Gullane including The Bonnie Badger, The Old Clubhouse and The Watchman 

 

All proceeds support Muirfield Riding Therapy, thank you

 

Pick Up a Picnic – Gullane Festival of Food & Drink

Join us for Gullane’s Festival of Food & Drink Community Picnic on Sunday 10th April, pre-order a delicious boxed picnic, which includes our legendary baking, with an Easter theme!

 

Our popular Pick Up A Picnic boxes are back, and we’re delighted to be in partnership with the inaugural Gullane Food & Drink Festival‘s Community Picnic on Sunday 10th April!

 

Click here to order: Indulge yourself, share a treat with a friend, have a family feast! 

 

Sunday 10th April will see the Festival culminating with the Community Picnic. Join friends from around the village and beyond on the Goose Green for a fun filled family afternoon. Enjoy a picnic, without the hassle of making it! Picnics are freshly prepared by volunteers from Muirfield Riding Therapy

 

PRE-ORDER ONLY, BY FRIDAY 8th APRIL, 12noon (No on-the-day purchase available)

Pick up a delicious picnic box and this year collection is from the Gullane Food & Drink Festival Marquee near The Old Smiddy, by The Children’s Golf Course, Gullane.

100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will support Muirfield Riding Therapy.

 

COLLECTION, SUNDAY 10th APRIL, 11.30am – 1.30pm.

We’re delighted to welcome you to the Gullane Food & Drink Marquee where you will collect your pre-ordered ‘Pick-Up-A-Picnic’!

 

HOW TO ORDER

*Please see important allergen information below*

 

£10 per person – Click here to order your Pick Up a Picnic 

 

Each box, 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 and jam)

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

 

 

Spring into Song

Join us for a delightful celebration of classical and lighthearted music from members of the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia & local friends including Jake Thomson, Finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021. Held in historic Dirleton Kirk, followed by a reception in the Kirk Hall.

 

Having met many years ago as members of the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, tonight’s singers have entertained audiences around the world. From The Hong Kong International Arts Festival to The BBC Proms in London and beyond, they are now very much looking forward to adding Dirleton to the list!

 

Joined at beautiful Dirleton Kirk by friends from the local area, including Jake Thomson, finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021, for ‘Spring into Song’, the concert promises to be a delightful celebration of both classical and light hearted music.

 

Saturday 26th March, 7pm – 9m: tickets must be pre-booked online here 

 

Singers

Soprano:  Jo Bruce, Katie Hodgseon, Louise Pickering

Alto: Kathryn Coad, Nicola Stock

Tenor:  Nico Tyak, Chris Vernazza

Bass: Tim Hockin, Orlando Mason

With Jake Thomson (soloist, finalist BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2021) and Phil Coad (accompanist)

 

We welcome you to join us at our reception afterwards, in the Kirk Hall, for refreshments. We will be following the current Covid-19 Scottish Government health & safety guidance.

 

 

Live! Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2022

Finally, after two years, the Edinburgh Kiltwalk is back, live in-person! We love The Kiltwalk here at MRT, it’s fun, friendly, keeps you fit whether you’re walking rolling, or pushing!

We’d love to encourage everyone to take part, especially participants and families, this year, and if you need someone to be your support person on the day, we have lots of willing volunteers to help!

 

This will be our 4th Kiltwalk, we love it for its friendly, team atmosphere, great route around Edinburgh and the finish line party! Not forgetting the phenomenal 50% top up from Kiltwalk’s Sir Tom Hunter on all donations fundraised by Kiltwalkers – wow!

BE PART OF TEAM MRT
Whether you’re taking part for us or donating, you’re part of our Team.

 

DONATE TO TEAM MRT – CLICK HERE

 

4 STEPS TO TAKING PART:

1. Choose your preferred distance, three options to choose from: Mighty Stride (24 miles), Big Stroll (14.6 miles) and Wee Wander (approx. 3.5 – 4.5 miles).
Joining in, in your wheelchair, need extra assistance? Any questions about taking part, contact Kiltwalk directly on: [email protected] or 0141 212 9288.  Then, if you need someone to be your support person on the day, we have lots of willing volunteers to help, just get in touch with us here at MRT!

 

2. Register here using our team link: REGISTER HERE
Fees – Mighty Stride & Big Stroll: £31.69, and Wee Wander: £12.80

 

3. Get fit! Training with friends makes it more fun, so why not encourage your friends and family to sign up too. Check out our Team MRT – Kiltwalk Facebook group page and share your training with fellow Team MRT members!

 

4. Raise what you can!  Whatever amount you manage to raise for us, we’ll be over the moon – thank you for choosing to support us!

 

THANK YOU

Whether you’re walking or donating, you’re part of our Team, thank you.
We are a member group of Riding for the Disabled UK, based in East Lothian. The charity has been running for 33 years now. We’re a volunteer-led Centre providing pioneering, life changing equine facilitated therapy, free of charge. We’re fully self-funded, and events like this mean so much to us as a means of raising funds, with the phenomenal 50% top up from Sir Tom Hunter on all donations – wow!

Indoor Market 2022

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Welcome to our Indoor Market – 50 stalls of crafters, producers, upcycle & car boot-ers! A great mix of local, independent talent. We’re delighted to be back hosting our 4th Market here in our spacious, Indoor Arena at West Fenton, EH39 5AL.

 

All welcome – £2 entry on the door, free entry for children and free parking. Well behaved dogs on leads also welcome. Come and have lunch at The Barn Cafe, and why not take home some of our legendary baking treats too?

 

Stallholders – interested in reserving a table space?

A table costs £20 (table and chair provided for you). You can buy more than one (table measures 1.8m x 0.8m). We will promote your business on our social media and look forward to welcoming you to West Fenton. Get in touch 

 

All proceeds support the work of Muirfield Riding Therapy 💚

Summer Show for Horses and Ponies 2022

WELCOME, ENTRIES NOW OPEN

14th Annual Summer Show for Horses and Ponies, West Fenton

We are delighted to announce the return of our full Summer Show for Horses and Ponies, on Sunday 24th July 2022, and our new main sponsor, Andrew Black Haulage Ltd.
Our Show is a Qualifier for the Caledonian Showing Championships 2022, and The Showing Register NAF Five Star Showing Finals 2022!
One of the biggest Horse Shows in East Lothian, we have 46 Classes to choose from, and are supported this year by our new main sponsor,
Plus, our Championship Class sponsors,
The Champion and Reserve from our 4 Championship Classes will go through to the Supreme in Show,
1) Pony Club/Riding Club
2) Ridden
3) Working Hunter
4) Mountain and Moorland
And thanks to our Class sponsors, beautiful rosettes and trophies are awarded in all Classes
Anderson’s Quality Butchers
Archerfield Links
Archerfield Walled Garden
Claymore Lock & Safe
Dalrymple Service Centre
Fenton Barns Farm Shop
Fenton Barns Garage
Galedin Veterinary, Berwick
Gordon Vets
Gullane Saddlery & Leather Work
J S Main and Sons
Links Veterinary Group
Lothian Horse Box Hire Ltd
McGee family
McPartland Deco
Paris Steele WS
Robson Family
Rockrose Equestrian
Smeaton Cross Country
The Bennett Family
The Swales Family
Turnbulls Home Hardware
A huge vote of thanks
It is thanks to all our sponsors who so kindly contribute to the Show costs, and to our Judges who give up their valuable time, that we are able to put on our Summer Show.
*Check back here soon, or follow our Facebook event page to hear when entries open on HorseMonkey*
More soon….

Fun Dog Show 2022

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!

Timings
10am Dog Agility opens and runs throughout the event
10.30am all other Classes open

* 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
* BIG TOMBOLA OF DOGGIE GOODIES!
* 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 * share with your friends *

(Profile photo credit: Blue Fountain Photography)

— CLASS SCHEDULE 2022 —

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 notices for visitor to West Fenton Yard:

COVID-19
*If you have symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend this event

*Facemasks are mandatory (unless medically exempt)

*Handsanitizer will be available throughout the venue

*If there are any changes to Covid-19 restrictions, affecting this event, we will inform competitors via email and make an announcement across our social media platforms

EQUINE FLU
There have been Equine Flu outbreaks in the U.K in recent years. We have measures in place to protect our ponies. It is important that you follow the guidelines below when visiting our West Fenton yard, 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 park only in the designated car parking areas as directed by our marshals.
*Please use hand sanitiser 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

 

CURRY, QUIZ & DISCO NIGHT

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)!

Plenty of games on the night too, as part of this fundraisier 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. Find out more on their website

Please note,

This is not a BYOB event, we’ll have a stocked bar on the night

Bring some coins as well as cards, you can pay contactless or cash on the night (Games tip: bring some £1 coins!)

Covid-19 Health & Safety, we will be following up to date covid-19 rules, this may include LTF testing pre-arrival, and mask wearing. We will keep you informed as the date nears.

An Evening of Christmas Music, Dirleton Kirk

Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Music from beautiful Dirleton Kirk.

This event is presented by Hebe Jeffrey (piano) with
Holly Carter (soprano and flute)
Orlando Mason (bass)
Jonny Gibbs (guitar)
There will also be carol singing to get you in the festive mood.

 

Tickets are free, but must be pre-booked:
https://an-evening-of-christmas-music.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Dirleton Kirk is wheelchair accessible
Fully accessible toilets available

Keeping everyone Covid-19 safe –

– Please do not attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (https://www.nhsinform.scot/…/infec…/coronavirus-covid-19 )
– Please take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending
– You will be asked to Check In and use handsanitiser on arrival
– Facemasks are mandatory inside, including when singing
– Cancellation policy – should changes to Covid-19 restrictions require the cancellation of this event, you will be advised by email

 

Painting of Dirleton Kirk by kind permission of Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison.

 

In Aid of Muirfield Riding Therapy

Donations on the night are welcome. All proceeds support the work of Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT), a volunteer-led Centre providing pioneering, life-changing equine therapy. MRT is based at West Fenton, East Lothian and has been providing its service to the community, free of charge, for 32 years. The charity is a member group of RDA UK.