Lessons will be starting on Monday 29 June. Individual and restricted (people from same household) lessons only. Due to social distancing we can only take clients who can mount and carry out their own safety checks. See details.
Important information: Please could ALL clients who wish to ride with us in the future download and complete the updated Rider Registration Form. Please then return by email to email@example.com. We have a new digitalised system and wish to have most clients live before opening.
A few people have asked if there is a way to help with our ongoing costs. There is a link below. Many thanks to everyone that has been unbelievably supportive at this very strange time. See www.justgiving.com.
Lessons will be starting on Monday 29 June. Individual and restricted (people from same household) lessons only. Please make sure to include your contact number in your email for booking. We will call you to confirm booking time and payment. Please also make sure to download and complete the updated Rider Registration Form, and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Today's article from Edinburgh Evening News:
Notice for people who booked own a pony days this Easter break: any payments made (including voucher payments) will be kept as credit for your next visit. Some people have offered to forfeit their deposits to aid with the on going costs of looking after the ponies. Thank you so much. It is really appreciated.
Important notice regarding vouchers, prepaid sessions and discount sheets:
Any vouchers dated after 1 March expiry 2020 (purchased after 1 September 2019) will be extended for an appropriate time, once we are open again we will advise.
Any pre paid sessions are being held in credit to the individual and can be re booked once we are open. This includes own a pony day and show deposits.
All discount sheets will also have their 12 months extended. If you have any more specific questions please just drop us a quick note.
Please be advised the stables are closed for the foreseeable.
Hope all our clients are keeping well and we will keep you updated. Only core staff and liveries allowed on site. Please do not walk the dogs/jog through our land. It would be much appreciated.
ABRS Horse Care Evenings for all. See dates & topics. Topic in April is Feeding.
Please adhere to government guildlines on keeping yourself and our staff members safe whilst at stables. Please wear gloves when riding and wash when home. If you need to cancel for whatever reason, please give as much notice as possible. Any pre paid lessons can be transferred to another date.
Fun Jumping Show in aid of Edinburgh Riding of the Marches on 25th April.
Due to popularity we are offering an additional own a pony day on 8th April. Please call the office to book.
Clear round SJ for all in March. Very informal night. Come along and have some practice over show jumping and working hunter type fences. Help from the ground where wanted.
Please note that all individual and restricted lessons will now need to paid for at time of booking.
Job vacancy: Part time or full time post. See details.
Please be advised Group lessons/rides will be £33.00 from 1 March 2020. If you buy a sheet of 10 before 1 March 2020, you will get 11 lessons for £320.00 - £29.09 per session. Maximum 2 sheets per person, valid for 12 months.
Prices has been updated.
SJ training mornings with Caroline Buckle Easter 2020 dates & details.
Own a Pony Days Easter 2020 dates & details.
Belinda Northcott BHS APC is running Association of British Riding Schools Stable Management Rosette Awards from 4 March at Tower Farm Riding Stables. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Each Month covers a different topic. Contact Belinda on 07970556621 or at email@example.com if interested. See dates & topics.
David Harland Show Jumping clinic on 2 March at 11am. Call Caroline Timmins on 0780 128 1757 to book a space.
As of 15 February we will have slight timetable changes: the level 1 lesson at 2pm on Saturdays will become level 2. Please speak to your instructor to confirm this the right level for you as most in this group can progress to level 2.
Common rides 2020 dates and prices added.
Job vacancy: Part time or full time post. See details.
Due to a large demand for the Xmas fun on Wednesday 18th December, we will now be running an 8.15pm group.
Buy 5 group lessons/rides, get 6th free. Sessions valid until 30 June 2020. Purchases to be made during December 2019.
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
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.
Job vacancy: weekend maintenance personnel. See details.
Festive Fun Show Jumping for all on Friday 27 December. Rosettes for all competitors. See details.
Penicuik Hunter & Lass Xmas Fun jumping show on Saturday 7th December. Entries on field. See details.
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.
Fun Jumping Show in aid of Edinburgh Riding of the Marches on 9th November.
Due to popularity we are offering an additional own a pony day on Thursday 17th October.Please call the office to book.
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.
Show jumping training day for Level 4 and above riders in October. See details.
Own a Pony Days in October 2019 dates & details.
Penicuik Hunter & Lass Fun jumping show on Saturday 10th August.
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.
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.
Job vacancy. Part time maintenance person required.
The position is now filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Tuesday 28 (Flat lesson) as normal.
Monday 3 June instead of 4 (Jumping)
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.
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.
Fun Jumping Show:
Easter Fun Jumping Show on 6 April:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Job Vacancy for for a full-time maintenance person. Click here for more info. Position now filled.
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.
STV and BBC came to film for tonight's news.
New Safety info page added.
New Work experience/volunteers page added.
Own a Pony Days Easter / Summer 2019 dates & details.
Common rides dates and prices for 2019 added.
Updated student deal/discounts 2019.
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.