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What's New

2021

We are open:

Please look on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for availability on the day you wish to ride. Please also check our Facebook page to see our latest news.

We are seeing in cancellations due to people having to test or isolate. If you've been looking for a slot please keep checking the system, EC pro allows you to book up to 12hr prior to any session, if the time frame is shorter you'll need to contact us to book you in.

10 September

Please note that minimum age for private and group lessons is 4 years old. Pony ride is available from 3 to 8 years old.

8 September

ABRS rosette awards stable management sessions with Belinda Northcott for anyone 6 years plus with a genuine interest to learn about all aspects of equine care. Certificate and rosette given at each session. No riding involved.

TIme: 2-3pm

Cost: £17.50

18 October - Feeding: How when and what.

19 October - Poisonous Plants: What they are and how to keep ponies and horses safe.

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

7 September

Fun Mornings during October break.

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

4 September

Updated livery prices.

22 August

New classes starting Wednesday 15th September.

6pm: Leisure lesson for riders 16 years plus - aimed at riders who are comfortable cantering but would not wish to jump, riders who just enjoy their time in the saddle and wish to have a supportive atmosphere to ride in - £35.

6.30pm (start 7pm during winter months): 1.5 hour Level 5/6 lesson for riders 12 years plus. It will alternate flat/jump each week - £45.

The original 5pm Wednesday class level 4/5 is moving to a Monday 5pm starting 13th September.

14 August

We have released more private lesson slots for the week beginning 6th September. Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk.

3 August

Small change for over 12 years old beginners:

Level 1 is now for beginners of any age.

Level 2 riders must be able to ride in walk and trot independently and confidently.

21 July

Change of email addresses. Please see the contact page if you have an enquiry.

20 July

Please note we are closing on 23rd August for the day to give the horses and staff a well deserved quiet day.

We are also unable to offer private sessions between 6th and 10th September as we are running the BHS challenge award course for the Army. Group lessons will go ahead as normal.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all clients for their amazing support in the last few months. We have absolutely loved watching so many riders enjoy our horses and facilities.

04 July

More dates added:

ABRS rosette awards stable management sessions with Belinda Northcott for anyone 6 years plus with a genuine interest to learn about all aspects of equine care. Certificate and rosette given at each session.

TIme: 2-3pm

Cost: £17.50

16 July - Grooming

19 July - Tack Cleaning

28 July - Feeding

4 August - Pony Health

11 August - Yard Safety

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

In addition we are able to offer extra spaces on evening courses (These are non refundable as out sourced).

TIme: Juniors 6-16 years 6pm, Seniors 14-99 years 7pm

15 July - Leading

29 July - Grooming

5 August - Shoeing

9 September - Tack Cleaning

No prior knowledge needed at all, just genuine interest. Great fun for everyone.

22 June

21 June

A summary of our cancellation policy: any cancellations made by yourself more than 48 hours prior to the session, you will be fully refunded in credit on your EC pro account. If you cancel your lesson within 48 hours, you will not get a refund of any kind. Any cancellations made by Tower Farm will also be fully refunded in credit on your account. Read more.

Covid related cancellations:
Covid related cancellations within 48 hours may be entitled to 50% credit being placed on EC pro account. Please contact us by email with evidence of positive test or need to isolate to apply for credit.

14 June

We are occasionally getting people arriving late and it can cause huge disruption to the session and potentially a safety issue as horse not worked in properly or safety checks not fully completed. We ask all clietns to arrive 10 minutes prior to session. No entry to group lessons after 15 mins. Private lessons will still finish at the scheduled time if client late arriving. Also please let us know if you are going to be late at all, as otherwise they'll be a no show and horses will possibly go back to field. Thanks.

10 June

ABRS Rosette awards stable management sessions with Belinda Northcott for anyone 6 years plus with a genuine interest to learn about all aspects of equine care. Certificate and rosette given at each session.

TIme: 2-3pm

Cost: £17.50

Wednesday 30 June - Saddlery

Monday 5 July - Leading

Wednesday 16 July - Grooming

Monday 19 July - Tack Cleaning

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

9 June

Added 'which group to come along to' section on the Timetable page.

9 June

1 June

More dates added: Fun Show Jumping lessons for riders Level 4 and above:

Time: 1.30pm - 3pm

Cost: £45

Level 4/5

Tuesday 29 June

Wednesday 14 July

Thursday 5 August

Level 5/6

Wednesday 7 July

Wednesday 21 July

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

31 May

More dates added: Fun Mornings Summer 2021 for children between 6 years old and 14 years old.

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

18 May

15 May

We have reviewed pony rides and they are now for age 3-8yrs. Any 2yr old already booked it's not an issue to come along at all for your session.

14 May

- Position now filled - Maintenance person required: part time hours. 12/16 hours over 2 or 3 weekdays (can be flexible). Applicants must be able to drive farm machinery and carry our low level maintenance duties. Maintenance person responsible for keeping facilities clean and safe for public, field and arena maintenance and various other small jobs. Driving license essential, over 25yrs with 7.5t license advantageous. Application to contact@towerfarm.org.

9 May

Fun Show Jumping sessions for riders Level 4 and above:

Time: 1.30pm - 3pm

Cost: £45

Tuesday 29 June — Level 4/5

Wednesday 7 July — Level 5/6

Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. The sessions come under 'activities'.

7 May

Added dates of Fun Mornings Summer 2021 for children between 6 years old and 14 years old.

4 May

Any new clients can come for a Level 1/2 lesson but preferably a Private or a Semi Private lesson to get started.

1 May

Added 'how to cancel a booking using ECpro mobile app' on the FAQ page.

26 April

We are now welcoming 12 yrs+ beginners for Private or Semi Private lessons. Please note that all sessions will be in arena and we won't be taking beginners on ride outs at present. Please only book private/semi private lessons so we can take time to show you how to mount/carry out safety checks etc. If you are wishing to eventually join a group lesson, please liaise with the instructor when you are ready to feed into a group setting. As we need to be in close proximity occasionally please wear a mask until fully mounted. Our instructors will also.

Please register on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. Once graded you will able to see availability and get booked.

17 April

Clarified the Gift voucher instructions on FAQ page. Please refer to it if you have any questions about how to purchase or how to redeem gift vouchers.

8 April

We are pleased to annouce that we will be offering Pony rides from 1st May on weekend mornings. These are small taster sessions to let young or nervous child enjoy time on the ponies. Pony rides are offered for children from 2 to 8 years old. Read details. Please look on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for availability.

7 April

We will be starting jumping lessons from the week starting Sunday 18th April. Classes alternate between flat work and jumping week to week and they change every SUNDAY. View dates.

5 April

If anyone has rugs that they are not keeping for next year and would like to donate to our school horses ( who obviously...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Sunday, 4 April 2021

3 April

Absolutely brilliant sessions for kids and adults, definitely recommend. Very informative and loads of fun

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Friday, 2 April 2021

1 April

We are working to a full timetable of Group and Private lessons from today. Braids rides are also offered for experienced rider.

25 March

Please make sure that rider's age, weight and height are correct when you register at tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. Incorrect information might result in no sessions being shown. View step by step guide. Thanks.

20 March

Quick recap of how to redeem your gift voucher:

1. You have to register and create an account at tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk if you don't have one yet.

2. Go to your account page. At the bottom of the page there is a gift vouchers section which looks like below.

3. Enter the code and the credit will be put into your account.

17 March

Booking now live till 25th April. You can see the new timetable from 1st April.

We can also accept riders over 12 yrs in group lessons now. However, in any sessions we can only accept 12+ yrs riders who can mount safely and complete their own safety checks (Level 3 standard) due to social distancing. Please note that there will not be any jumping for a period of time whilst we fitten up horses/riders for safety.

10 March

We have released a number of sessions till 28th March, please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk

Really sorry but there will be no hacking or jumping in the sessions until we are fully open and horses are fittened up.

Any issues booking, please let us know.

6 March

Absolutely brilliant training sessions. Please contact Belinda directly.

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Thursday, 4 March 2021

1 March

Exciting news!! We are opening up very slowly over the month of March ( 10th to 28th). We will be offering a restricted...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Monday, 1 March 2021

22 February

Thank you to the amazing clients that have used this feature on their account, your support means so much as is...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Sunday, 21 February 2021

20 February

Thinking ahead to re opening, we have been encouraging all clients to buy there own equipment once they know they are...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Friday, 19 February 2021

17 February

It looks like it will be next week before we are able to give a re start date.

As it looks likely we'll not be able to have groups for any over 12yrs for a while and without help allowed in the arena for beginners we would struggle to offer Level 1 sessions to under 12yr groups safely.

We will need to issue a revised timetable for all sessions as we'll need to make sure adequate breaks are between sessions to allow clients to leave/arrive with minimal overlap.

Thus we will unfortunately be cancelling and issuing EC pro credit for all sessions booked. Hopefully after next speech we can have a restricted timetable open for booking.

Once we have thought about a sensible and safe restart plan, we'll open bookings on the EC pro site so please get registered and graded if you'll wish to book in the future.

Please keep checking our Facebook and website as we'll announce when new timetable is available.

tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk

03 February

After yesterday's announcement, we will be cancelling all sessions till 1st March. Hopefully after the announcement on the 16th we will be able to give you an opening date and a timetable to move forward with.

We appreciate everyone is desparate to see the horses and we can't wait to welcome you back on site. Your donations to the horses upkeep is very appreciated: www.justgiving.com

28 January

Unfortunately with the clear stay at home by law message in place till at least mid February, we will be cancelling any sessions booked till 21st February.

I know this is a great disappointment to many but we have to look at the bigger picture, the less potential spread will mean everything can return to the new ' normal' sooner.

Everyone at Tower would have loved to be able to open for mid term holiday, but after much discussion we've decided it's not the right thing to do.

27 January

EC Pro launched a donations feature. You can access through your account, tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. You are also able to use credit already in your account, Abbie's fundraising page is also available if you prefer this option to support your favorite horses and ponies. Your help with the horses upkeep is really appreciated in these tough times.

20 January

In light of the First Minister's announcement 19 January, we will also be reviewing our opening with her announcement on the 2nd February. Whilst the requirements is to stay at home except from essential purposes, we feel morally we shouldn't be encouraging public to our facility.

We will be cancelling all sessions from 1st February to 7th February, you'll receive credit on your EC pro account. (Please give us a couple of days to sort). We will be reviewing everything a week at a time.

13 January

Due the tighten of further restrictions today, we haven't moved more towards a re opening date. It will very much depends on what happens with covid numbers in Edinburgh and restrictions put in place by the First Minister.

We still have bookings live from 1st February, if a session can't go ahead you'll get a cancellation e mail and money credited to your EC pro account. So you can book in confidence on our EC pro site. When we do open we will most probably not be able to have groups with individuals over 12yrs so there could be changes to timetable and more availability for privates as school/uni groups might not be permitted. (Sorry we can't give any clarification at the moment)

If you haven't signed up yet or wish to book please use this link tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk.

The horses are so grateful for the lovely donations people have been given on the link below. Unfortunately we can't just close our doors and walk away most overheads remain whether we are open or closed.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the near future, stay safe and dream of the lovely times in the saddle to come.

8 January

How to change a private lesson to semi private lesson and how to link accounts are explained on the FAQ page - Booking & cancellation section.

6 January

Although there is now guidance that 1:1 and under 12 sessions could continue we have made the very hard decision to remain closed until at least 1st February.We will constantly be reviewing the situation and it's great that come 1st February we could potentially be opening our doors to restricted numbers of clients.

A few amazing clients have offered to help with costs, please go to JustGiving if your like to help.

4 January

We are closed: so sorry to be annoucing that we will be closed till at least 1 February 2021 in line with government guidance.

We at Tower Farm are so grateful for all the support everyone has shown in the last year or so.

Unfortunately we can't just close the doors and walk away, our overheads remain whilst open or closed. We need staff daily to tend to the welfare of the 50 horses on site and water charges/ feeding etc remains the same.

Fingers crossed these restrictions aren't in place for too long as each day/week just brings more costs and no income.

Hope all our clients and keeping well, stay safe and hope to welcome you back through our doors in the very near future.

Please be advised the stables are not open to the public, only staff and liveries on site. Many thanks.

4 January

Extra level 2/3 lessons on 5th & 12th February at 4pm as no GWC group. Please book on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk.

3 January

Small reminder that booking will be online from tomorrow. Please book directly on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk. View step by step guide.

2 January

If you were lucky enough to find a Tower Farm voucher within your Xmas gifts, please go to the gift vouchers section at the bottom of your account page and entre the code. The credit will be put into your account: tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk

2020

23 December

From Saturday26 December, all of mainland Scotland will enter Level 4. Within Level 4, non contact sport, including most equestrian activity, can continue outdoors (including within covered arenas). However, travel restrictions mean this can only be undertaken within your own Local Authority area.

13 December

Festive Dates

22 December

Normal timetable - additional Level 3/4 at 4pm

23 December

Normal timetable

24 December

Closed from 12pm

25 December

Closed

26 December

Closed

27 December

10am Level 5/6
11am Level 3/4
12pm Level 1/2 - Closed from 1pm

28 December

Normal timetable

29 December

Normal timetable - additional Level 3/4 at 4pm
Evening classes ON

30 December

Normal timetable

31 December

Closed from 12pm

1 January

Closed

2 January

Closed

3 January

Normal timetable - no 3pm session

4 January

Normal timetable

12 December

Unfortunately this year we won't be able to run any additional events over the festive period, but each class will have a bit of fun in the class before Christmas. Please feel free to wear a festive jumper and so but no bells etc that startle the horses, please.

1 December

A few amendments to timetable from 8 February 2021:

Monday 4pm Level 2/3

Thursday 4pm Level 2/3

Saturday 11am Level 4/5

Saturday 3pm Level 3/4

We are please to say the amendments are due to our riders progress and many having moved up a level.

If you need your online level changed at any point, just ask in the office to be changed.

25 November

Looking for Christmas present ideas?? We have a lovely large covered arena so riding can take place in all...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

24 November

We are able to offer additional level 2/3 lessons on Tuesday 4pm on 29th December & 5th January. Over Christmas holidays whilst we won't have our university and school groups running, there is extra availability for private lessons. For all bookings from 4th January, please register at tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk to book online. Lessons up to 3rd January, please book in the office by phone, email or in person.

20 November

Please note that there will be no booking fees charged on any online booking from 4th January.

18 November

Credit transfer: if you have credit with us in the form of gift vouchers or discount sheets and you would like to have sessions this year, please book all your sessions in the office. Once you have done so, then we can transfer the remaining balance to your online account to book session for next year. The expiration will be the same as the original purchase.

15 November

Important information: We are now live tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for online booking from 4th January 2021 for 5 weeks. You are able to book group lessons, private lessons and Braid rides. No pony rides available during winter months. Gift vouchers are available in any amount.

We will be taking all bookings for this year in the office by phone, email or in person so please continue to use your normal booking method.

We are still only able to accept beginners under 12 years old. Clients over 12 years old must be able to mount and carry out their own safety checks.

10 November

Update digital platform: we are working away to try and get the bookings live. Hopefully everything will be available for the middle of this month. (First day of online booking will be 4th January.) Gift vouchers hopefully available in very near future.

We will be taking all bookings for this year in the office by phone, email or in person so please continue to use your normal booking method.

There is a huge amount of input needed to get lesson availability just right. We will also have to spend a period of time transferring all credit with us into the system, if everyone has an account created at tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk, this will be incredibly helpful.

The client registration and rider details are live so we would appreciate if everyone could create an account. Please use this way of registering all riders. If you don't get a verification e mail, please double check your email address as this has been the reason a couple of people had small issue.

9 November

**** EXCITING NEWS**** Tower Farm is going digital, please see the link below of how to create an account. We are NOT...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Thursday, 5 November 2020

5 November

Brilliant offer from Dakota, price includes free postage and a face covering. Please support our local businesses this...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Tuesday, 3 November 2020

27 October

Please note that last evening outdoor sessions will be 10th November.

13 October

From Tuesday 29th October there will be additional sessions: Timetable

Monday

2pm & 3pm - Individual or Restricted

4pm - Level 1/2

Tuesday

2pm & 3pm - Individual

Thursday

2pm & 3pm - Individual or Restricted

4pm - Level 1/2

Saturday and Sunday

3pm - Level 2/3

8 October

Due to demand we added an additional Level 1/2 session on Sundays at 2pm. Suitable for any riders from 5 years to 11 years old.

There will be no changes to timetable and all booking can go ahead.

6 October

We are offering additional sessions on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th for level 1/2 & level 2/3. Due to demand for level 1/2 the classes will be as follows:

Monday 2pm Level 1/2, 3pm Level 1/2

Tuesday 2pm Level 1/2, 3pm Level 2/3

We are having a number of calls as regards what will happen if the planned circuit breaker includes closing the stables for the 14 days.We are obviously very hopeful this will not be the case but if we are forced to close, all money paid will be held in credit for a future re booking. (If you do need a refund, please e mail contact@towerfarm.org and we can arrange.)

16 September

We are still able to run groups for more than 2 . Please whilst on site adhere to all signage, minimise contact...

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Monday, 14 September 2020

9 September

Slight change of timetable. From 17th September Thursday evenings will be:

6.30pm - Level 5/6

7.30pm - Level 3/4

8 September

We will be able to offer evening individual/restricted lessons on Tuesdays from 15 September at 6.00pm, 6.50pm and 7.40pm. Each session is 45 minutes. £40 for individual and £35pp for 2 or more riders.

These sessions will be outdoors usually but perhaps indoors on nights the group lessons take place outdoors. So please dress appropriately.

Read the news items of Janurary to August 2020.