July 2017 News

What's On:

•Showjumping – every Wednesday night from 6pm

•9th July – Showing Clinic (Ridden & Non-ridden)

•23rd July – Tannoch Stables Summer Show

•19th August – Barn Dance

•17th September – Dressage Competition



•We have recently welcomed Rowan Tweddle to our team of instructors at Tannoch. Rowan is available for lessons every Sunday and is an extremely well qualified instructor, who has worked on competition yards around the world. She has trained around the UK, and holds her BHS Stage 4, BHSII and BHS Stable Manager qualifications, alongside a BSc in Equine Science.

Regular lesson slots are filling up fast so be sure to book in advance!


•Other new faces around the yard are grooms Nikki & Jessica who are undertaking training towards their NVQ Level 2 in Horse Care & Riding, grooms Aimee & CJ, and instructors Flora & Aimee who we are confident you will all enjoy getting to know over the summer!


•We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Cameron to the position of Yard Manager as of 1st July 2017. Gillian is a talented individual who has served Tannoch Stables in various roles over the last 9 years. The development of the business and the continuation of our high quality services are her key responsibilities for the future.


•Wednesday Night Jumping has been great fun so far with some great results and competitive jump offs! Classes range from x-poles to 80cms and horse hire is available if you’d like to take part on a riding school horse


•Have you got your entries in yet for our Summer Show on 23rd July? We have a range of showing classes to suit all ages & abilities, including In-Hand Showing, Ridden Showing, Coloured Showing and Riding Club Horse. We are also running showjumping from x-poles to 80cms. Horse hire is available if you’d like to practise in your lessons and take part. Entry forms are available in the office.


•If you are interested in entering any of our Showing Classes in our Summer Show, why not book a place on our Showing Clinic on Sunday 9th July to find out exactly what each class entails, what to wear, how to turnout your horse, how to prepare an individual ridden show, or simply find out which class you & your horse/pony/favourite schoolie are suited to. Part one will be a one hour non-ridden session in the clubroom where you can ask all your questions, and part two is a chance to put it into practise in the arena. You can choose to come along to either part for £20 each or both together for £35.


•We are all looking forward to our annual Barn Dance on Saturday 19th August, with live band “The Third Rock”, BBQ grill & Haddows catering. It is set to be another great night organised by the Riding Club, kicking off at 6.30pm – 11.30pm. Tickets are available from the office at £12 to riding club members and £15 to everyone else with all proceeds going to the Air Ambulance Association


•Another date to put in your diary is our next Dressage Competition on 17th September. Entries won’t open until after the Summer Show but if you’re looking for a head start, check in the office or speak to your instructor to find out which tests to practise in your lessons!


•We are now doing ½ day “Own A Pony” days as well as full days. The full day is for children 10yrs+ from 10am-4pm with 2 riding sessions and a variety of activities around the yard including grooming, mucking out, making feeds & filling haynets.  The ½ day option runs from 10am-1pm or 1pm-4 pm and includes one riding session and a variety of yard activities more tailored to younger children from 6yrs – 10yrs.  We also run adult “Own A Horse” days, ideal if you are looking to get a bit more hands on outwith your riding lessons or thinking about buying your first horse.

Full day Child: £50, Full day Adult: £60,  ½ day Child: £35 (weekdays only, must be booked in advance)


• Now is the perfect time to get out hacking on your favourite riding school horse! Not only is it a great chance to get out into the countryside to relax, it gives the horses a chance to get out of the arena which they love! Hacking is also a great way to build your confidence and balance in the saddle.

Private Hack: 45mins, £28. Group hack 45mins, £23.  2 Hour Hack £45


•Keep an eye out for new riding discipline “Polagge” a cross between dressage & polework/cavaletti! We will be arranging a training clinic and a competition over the summer. Watch this space, or ask Dawn for details!