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23 December

Timetable and Flat and Jumping Lesson dates updated.

10 December

Due to a large demand for the Xmas fun on Wednesday 18th December, we will now be running an 8.15pm group.

3 December

Special Offer:

Buy 5 group lessons/rides, get 6th free. Sessions valid until 30 June 2020. Purchases to be made during December 2019. See details.

2 December

From new year we are moving our Wednesday timetable to a Thursday night to try and spread out the horses hours. There are also a few changes in our Tuesday timetable. We will be restarting weekday classes on Tuesday 7th January 2020.


6.15pm Level 4/5

7.15pm Level 3

8.15pm Level 5/6


no evening lessons


6.15pm Level 4/5

7.15pm Level 2

8.15pm Level 3

30 November

Evening lesson over festive period:

Tuesday 17 December

6.15 - 7.15: Level 4/5 Xmas Fun games

7.15 - 8.15: Level 5/6 Xmas Fun games

Wednesday 18 December

6.15 - 7.15: Level 4/5 Xmas fun games

7.15 - 8.15: Level 2/3 Xmas fun games

These lessons are open to all even you don't normally come along to the evening lessons.

22 November

Job vacancy: weekend maintenance personnel. See details.

21 November

Festive Fun Show Jumping for all on Friday 27 December. Rosettes for all competitors. See details.

19 November

Penicuik Hunter & Lass Xmas Fun jumping show on Saturday 7th December. Entries on field. See details.

11 November

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones? Tower Farm gift vouchers are available. Great Christmas presents for anybody over 18 months old. Vouchers can be redeemed for pony rides/ lessons/ ride outs/ and any other services we offer.

Dakota Equestrian offers Tower Farm hoodies, jackets, polo shirts and many other items make great Christmas pressies for any age.

7 November

Fun Jumping Show in aid of Edinburgh Riding of the Marches on 9th November.

11 September

Due to popularity we are offering an additional own a pony day on Thursday 17th October.Please call the office to book.

7 September

Due to Edinburgh ride on Sunday the 15th the stables will be closed from 11am on Saturday 14th. Saturday lessons are available:

9am - level 4/5

10am - level 1/2

Everything back to normal Monday 16th.

17 August

Show jumping training day for Level 4 and above riders in October. See details.

15 August

Own a Pony Days in October 2019 dates & details.

21 July

Penicuik Hunter & Lass Fun jumping show on Saturday 10th August.

26 June

From Wednesday 3rd July we will be offering extra group sessions:

Wednesday 4pm-5pm Level 2, clients capable of basic riding working towards trotting without assistance.

Thursday 4pm-5pm Level 3, clients learning to canter and doing pole work. Working on jumping position.

These lessons will run through the holidays and during term time. All lessons are bookable on week to week basis. Please call 0131 6643375 to arrange.

5 June

As of 8/6/19 we will have slight timetable changes.

We will be operating levels instead of standards. All clients new to riding should come to an introduction session before proceeding to Levels. If unable to attend an introduction session please book an individual lesson so we can go through safety briefing with you.

We will also be offering a new level 1 lesson for beginners under 14yrs of age. (After attending the introduction lesson) This level will give the younger clients a chance to learn the very basics in a smaller group with less large horses in session. We envisage most people will only attend level 1 for approximately 2-6 sessions depending on confidence.

Saturday lessons will now be operating on the hour.

We hope this will be an easy and smooth transition but please give feedback as we operate the changes. We hope this will make learning to ride at Tower Farm a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

3 June

Job vacancy. Part time maintenance person required.

The position is now filled.

25 May

Association of British Riding Schools Stable Management Evening:

a fun and friendly evening chatting and learning about horses. ABRS Certificate and Rosette for successful completion of each evening.

Children: 6pm - 7pm (only 2 spaces left)

Adults: 7pm - 8pm

Cost 10 per evening, 45 for 5 evenings, 60 for 7 evenings.

Dates & Topics

6 June Leading ponies

4 July Grooming

1 August The foot and shoeing

2 September Tack cleaning

3 October Saddlery

7 November Points of the horse

5 December Native breeds

To book or for more information contact Belinda 07970556621 or belinda@equiteach.co.uk

3 May

Tuesday 21 May and Tuesday 4 June lessons have been rescheduled as follows due to common ride dates:

Monday 20 May instead of 21 (Jumping)

6.15pm Int-
7.15pm Int
8.15pm Int+

Tuesday 28 (Flat lesson) as normal.

Monday 3 June instead of 4 (Jumping)

6.15pm Int-
7.15pm Int
8.15pm Int+

Please leave a phone number with all bookings in case numbers are low and we will try to merge classes. Any clients at these levels can book in for these sessions.

Saturday 25 May Stables closed for Penicuik common ride.

2 May

After June 15 2019 we will be not offering pony parties at 2pm on Saturdays. We have a waitlist for riders during the weekend and these sessions are unfortunately not financially viable.

We are pleased to now be able to offer another Beginners session taking place every Saturday from 29 June at 2pm.

23 April

Fun Jumping Show:

27 March

Easter Fun Jumping Show on 6 April:

26 March

Show Jumping clinic with David Harland at Tower Farm Rinding Stables on 1 April at 11am. Call Caroline Timmins on 0780 128 1757 to book a space.

12 March

Please be advised Group lessons/rides will be 32.00 from 1 April 2019. If you buy a sheet of 10 by 31 March 2019, you will get 11 lessons for 310.00 - 28.18 per session. Maximum 2 per person, valid for 12 months.

10 March

From 4th March ABRS Awards Course. Each Month is a different topic. Next night on 4 April covering feeding. Suitable for all ages and abilities. 9 awards left. 10 an evening or book 5 for 45. Contact Belinda on 07970556621 if interested.

3 March

Our freelance instructor Belinda Northcott BHS APC is running Association of British Riding Schools Stable Management Rosette & Certificate Awards from 7th March at Tower Farm Riding Stables. Great fun awards for younger riders but open to anyone who is keen to learn.

See facebook post for details.

28 February

Job Vacancy for for a full-time maintenance person. Click here for more info. Position now filled.

21 February

Our very popular freelance instructor Belinda Northcott is running British Horse Society Essential Horse Knowledge Course on Monday nights from 4th March at Drum RDA. Click below for details.

7 February

STV and BBC came to film for tonight's news.

1 February

New Safety info page added.

26 January

New Work experience/volunteers page added.

22 January

Own a Pony Days Easter / Summer 2019 dates & details.

12 January

Common rides dates and prices for 2019 added.

3 January

Updated student deal/discounts 2019.

2 January

Show Jumping clinic with David Harland at Tower Farm Rinding Stables on Monday 7 January. Call Caroline Timmins on 0780 128 1757 to book a space.

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