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What's new 2012 - 2015

2015

24 December

New prices for lessons and rides from 1 January 2016.

22 December

New Saturday timetable will come into effect from 3 January 2016. There are new start times for the morning lessons.

21 December

Festive fun with the staff / helpers / liveries and small people.

13 December

Hoodies have arrived. Please collect from office if you placed an order.

26 November

Hat Standards Jan 2016

Please can all clients be aware that from January 2016 any hat that is only stamped to BSEN1384 will be no longer be regulation.

All hats being worn at Tower Farm by staff/liveries/clients/competitors must be to 2016 standards.

The following will be acceptable with British Kitemark:

PAS015

VG-1

ASTM F1163

SNELL E2001

Please check your hat now and replace before January if not up to standard.

Please be aware of hats for ‘sale’ prices as these might be out of standard.

13 November

Tower Farm Hooded Sweatshirts Great Christmas pressie for any age.

7 October

Special October Offer:

Special 6 Week Offer from 19 - 31 October 2015:

Great as a starter package or for weekly riders.

Most lessons in indoor arena.

5 x 1 hour Group lessons/Rides for £110 (for any standard)

5 x 1/2 hour Individual sessions for £110 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.30pm)

5 x 3/4 hour Individual sessions for £135 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.15pm)

Please note that all individual sessions are with junior instructor. It is not valid for senior instructor or freelance sessions.

Sessions to be taken over a 6 week period, suitable for any age or standard over 5 years old. You may use them as quickly as you wish.

6 weeks start from date of purchase. Sessions not used will be forfeid.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

48 hours notice must be given for cancellation or change of booking or session will be forfeid.

6 October

Added Tower Farm Festive Fun SJ schedule.

28 September

Great October Offer: Looking for something fun, active and educational to do with the kids during October? We are running special introductory session offer for children 5yr+ for just £15 (normally £27.50) for October only. Adults welcome. Booking essential.
View dates & details.

26 September

New photos added on Horses at Tower Farm gallery.

Added Jumping at Tower Farm gallery page.

24 September

Added photos of 2015 Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.

A new photo on Own a pony day page.

12 September

Added schedule of TF Show Jumping Nights September - December 2015.

02 September

Own a pony days in October.

9 August

2 hour ride on 13 August at 11am. Experienced riders only. Please book with office. 0131 664 3375. £48.

29 July

Tower Farm was featured on The Fountainbridge Show on STV (starts at 5.22) on 27 July. 5 days left to watch.

17 July

Tower Farm hosted training and examination for the BHS Riding and Road safety Exam on July 16th 2015. All 11 candidates were successful, Eve Korotkich, Abbie McDowall, Mis Andrews, McGlynn, Monika Sbetikate, Jessica Hogarth, Joanne Hogarth, Racheal Robertson, Tom MsManus, Eilidh Hume, Alision Blake and Alexa Ekin. Training was provided by Caroline Buckle BHSII and examined by D Mathie and J Cramb.

14 July

Due to low numbers we are going to cancel the Monday sessions from 27th July.

27 June

Added schedule of Tower Farm Show Jumping Nights July-October 2015.

26 June

Added the schedule of Fun Show Jumping for all in July.

26 May

ABRS Fun Mornings Summer 2015.

25 May

Own a pony days Summer 2015.

11 May

BHS Riding and Road Safety Exam in July. See details.

10 May

Wonderful photos at Tower Farm, courtesy of Delsim Photographic.

9 May

Job vacancy:Maintenance person required for job share. See details.

7 May

Filming with the CBBC team for the upcoming Junior Vets show in April! We will let you know when its on.

19 March

Due to demand and our Tuesday and Wednesday lessons being busy, we are now going to be offering Monday night lessons from 20 April:

7.15pm Beginners+

8.15pm Intermediate

They will operate the same as other sessions alternate weeks flat and jumping. The session will be taken by Belinda Northcott BHSAI. Booking now being taken.

18 March

Looking for something fun, active and educational to do with the kids this Easter? We are running special introductory session offer for children 5yr+ for just £20 (normally £27.50). Adults welcome. Booking essential.
View dates & details.

10 March

All job vacancies have now been filled. Thanks for your interest.

1 March

This year's BHS Road Safety Exam is postponed until the summer holiday. The new date will be announced here when it is known.

25 February

Tower Farm is looking to recruit employees on a part time basis for stable duties. Click here for details.

14 February

Easter Fun Show Jumping in April added.

12 February

Own a pony days Easter 2015.

11 February

Riding and Road Safety exam at Tower Farm added.

31 January

Common rides dates and prices for 2015 added.

21 January

Event Calender updated.

15 January

Added schedule of Tower Farm show jumping competition nights 2015.

14 January

Special 6 week offer:

Special 6 Week Offer 2015 from 13 January - 8 February:

Great as a starter package or for weekly riders.

Most lessons in indoor arena.

5 x 1 hour Group lessons/Rides for £110 (for any standard)

5 x 1/2 hour Individual sessions for £110 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.30pm)

5 x 3/4 hour Individual sessions for £135 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.15pm)

Please note that all individual sessions are with junior instructor. It is not valid for senior instructor or freelance sessions.

Sessions to be taken over a 6 week period, suitable for any age or standard over 5 years old. You may use them as quickly as you wish.

6 weeks start from date of purchase. Sessions not used will be forfeid.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

48 hours notice must be given for cancellation or change of booking or session will be forfeid.

2014

1 December

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for your loved one? Tower Farm gift vouchers available, great Xmas pressie for anybody over 18 month.

13 November

Schedule of Festive Show Jumping Competition in December added.

31 October

Special 6 week offer.

26 October

Minor changes to the conditions of livery.

29 September

New Saturday timetable will come into effect from Saturday 4 October. Beginners Plus lesson will be on 10am and on 1pm.

11 September

Updated shoeing prices for full/grass liveries.

10 September

Minor change of timetable: due to demand for morning lessons 1pm on Saturdays will become Beginners Plus from 4th October. We will not be running the 4pm beginners plus lesson.

Liveries will have access to the indoor arena until 10am and after 4pm on a Saturday.

17 August

Event Calender updated.

16 August

Next Show Jumping Schooling Night is on 28 August.

15 August

Added Winter 2014 SJ competition & schooling schedule. Please note that we will no longer running a points series. There will be prizes awarded on the night to the rider that has accumulated the most points riding a hired horse and also the rider on the their own horse.

14 July

Tower Farm leases out many of their fantastic horses. Leasing is a great way of experiencing a lot of time with a horse / pony but without the added worry of any vet bills, horse insurance, shoeing, worming and all the other finical implications. If you are interested, please speak to a member of staff. See terms & conditions.

4 July

Would you like to gain some knowledge and understanding of how to look after and handle a horse? Horse Ownership Certificate Course Level 1 will be starting at Tower Farm from 21st August. It is primarily aimed at first time horse owners, parents of horse owners or potential owners but is for anyone interested in the care and welfare of horses. Click here for details.

3 July

Added the details of Show Juming Schooling / Practice Night in July.

1 July

Pictures from Show Juming Practice Night on 26 June. Check our Facebook page for more pictures. Next date 24 July.

26 June

Fancy trying some mounted games? Louise Chroley, a memmber of the Scottish MGA team will be coming to Tower Farm in July. See details.

21 June

Added the schedule of Fun Show Jumping for all in July.

20 June

Show jumping training with Caroline Buckle for people on own horse or hired.

19 June

Added Tower Farm booking and cancellation policy from 1 July 2014.

17 June

New common ride booking form. No rider to be intoxicated. We reserve the right to ask you to dismount if there are any concerns. No refund will be given in that case.

10 June

Schedule of Indoor Dressge in July added. Ideal for all, especially novice horses/riders. Brilliant way for clients to sample entry level competition.

9 June

Minimum spend for card payment has been reduced to £10.

28 May

Own a Pony Days: small changes to previous advertised dates. See dates.

27 May

Added Own a Pony Days summer 2014 dates.

23 May

Tower Farm is going to arrange a very informal show jumping practice night on Thursday 26th June at 6.30pm. It will be ideal for all. The lower height will have fillers to the side for the younger/novice horses.

22 May

New livery prices for summer grass. All summer grass liveries are allocated a box with 'day' bed of straw.

12 May

Karon Carson lecture/demo at Tower Farm - amazing night and really inspiring.

11 May

Pony Parties: we offer packages to suit any age of children at 2pm on Saturdays. Popular package are:

1/2 hour ride & 1/2 hour groom (minimum of 6 children)
£15 per child for less than 10 children
£13.50 per child for 10 or more children

1 hour riding (minimun of 6 children)
£20 per child

Please phone to enquire.We have picnic benches and a port cabin so you are welcome to bring a cake for after, or the Braid Hills Coffee Shop (only 1 min walk) can offer a sit down birthday celebration with birthday boxes.

24 April

Schedule for Tower Farm Summer Points show jumping.

18 April

Added article about Edinburgh Riding of the Marches 2014.

4 April

Added the details of Fun Jumping Show in aid of Edinburgh March Riding Association ltd in April.

3 April

Karon Carson Lecture/Demo at Tower Farm in May - truly inspirational for everyone from grassroots to affiliated riders. See details.

27 March

Looking for something fun, active and educational to do with the kids this Easter? We are running additional introductory sessions for children 5yr+ for just £15 (normally £27.50). You will also receive a £5 voucher to redeem at your first lesson/ride. Booking essential. View dates & details.

22 March

Minor change of timetable: as of 29 March Saturday 4pm lesson will be Beginner+.

11 March

Schedule of Indoor Dressge in April added. Ideal for all, especially novice horses/riders. Brilliant way for clients to sample entry level competition.

8 March

Common rides dates and prices for 2014 added.

30 January

Added Own a Pony Days spring 2014 dates.

24 January

BHS Riding and Road Safety exam at Tower Farm. See the training details.

10 January

Schedule of Indoor Dressge in February added. Ideal for all, especially novice horses/riders. Brilliant way for clients to sample entry level competition.

8 January

Special 6 week offer.

Special 6 week offer from 11 January to 9 February:

Great as a starter package or for weekly riders.

5 x 1 hour Group lessons/Rides for £100 (for any standard)

5 x 1/2 hour Individual sessions for £110 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.30pm)

5 x 3/4 hour Individual sessions for £135 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.15pm)

Please note that all individual sessions are with junior instructor. It is not valid for senior instructor sessions.

Sessions to be taken over a 6 week period, suitable for any age or standard over 5 years old. You may use them as quickly as you wish.

6 weeks start from date of purchase.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

2013

30 December

Schedule of Andrew Hamilton show jumping lessons added.

17 December

Schedule of 2014 lessons with Caroline Buckle added.

10 December

Tower Farm Monday Madness

For a limited time we are offering all individual lessons and rides with a £5 discount on any Monday:

Trek (novice ride) or Braids (experienced ride) £21.50 per hour

1/2 Individual (junior instructor) 10am – 4pm £21.50

3/4 Individual (junior instructor) 10am- 4pm £27.50

4pm -5pm lessons available out with term time.

Ideal way to get some extra riding at a discounted price.No student discount can be applied. Offer not available with any other offer running. Please phone for availability.

2 December

Indoor arena has now been resurfaced with tuffloat elite - the new surface provides great stability and has a lovely bounce allowing horses to work on top not through the surface. Great for all equestrain activities.

Available for hire for PC, RC and individuals. Available Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights and often through the day.

Please call 0131 664 3375 for availablity.

30 November

Schedule of Festive Show Jumping Competition in December added.

10 November

Party Bookings are now taken at 2pm on Saturdays, packages to suit any age of children, please phone to enquire. Read more.

27 October

From 1 November there will be some changes to the weekend timetable.

12 October

Updated lively prices.

10 October

Positions now filled.

Staff Vacancies at Tower Farm. Opportunity for a enthusiastic and reliable individual to work at busy ABRS and TRSS approved stables. Competent rider and experienced with yard duties, industry qualification prefered. Accomodation available. Possibility to have horse at livery. Hopefully full time but a job share could be possible. Please apply through email.

3 October

Schedule of Winter Dressge in October added.

Schedule of Winter Dressge in November added.

2 October

University / college student deal: on production of a valid matriculation card, students are entitled to either £2.00 discount on any group lesson or ride out. (no discount for individual or restricted lessons) or buy 4 sessions for £90 to be used within 8 weeks of purchase (£22.50 per session). Both offers are valid for any college or university.

25 September

Fun packed schedule for the October holiday.

23 September

Fancy having a horse to ride, groom and help look after for the winter months? Tower Farm leases out many of their fantastic horses to capable clients wanting to improve and gain experience. If you are interested, please speak to a member of staff. It is a great way to have all the joy of horse time without the worry of any vet bills, horse insurance, shoeing, worming and all the other finical implications. Avaialble to all regular clients riding at intermidate and above. See terms & conditions.

20 September

Change of the timetable: from 30 September a new Monday night timetable will be running at Tower Farm. There will be 'special lessons' aimed at leasers, liveries and people with their own horse but not every week. If any regular clients would like to participate on a school horse, please speak to Caroline or Debbie. See the schedule of new Monday night lessons.

19 September

Exciting news: from 9 September Matt Hanks MRCVS and Malcolm Corsar MRCVS are running their new business 'Central Equine Vets' from Tower Farm premises. We wish them all the best with the new venture and are looking forward to having a very knowledgeable and experienced vet team onsite.

12 September

6 September

Schedule for Tower Farm Winter Points show jumping 2013 - 2014 added.

5 September

Schedule for Winter Dressge in September added.

4 September

Added the schedule of Halloween Fun Show Jumping Show.

3 September

Pre school kids having their weekly riding session. If your nursery, school or club would like to organise a session, don't hesitate to get in touch.

1 September

Event Calender updated.

28 August

Katy and her lovely pony Robbie one of the newest liveries at Tower Farm.
Also see other
Horses at Tower Farm.

24 August

23 August

Tower Farm Summer Points winners added.

15 August

Added this recommended ages box on various pages.

Recommended ages
For safety we recommend children should be:

Group lesson

from 5 years

1/2 hour individual lesson

from 3-4 years

1 hour ride

from 8 years

Pony ride

18 months up to 10 years

We have insurance in place for any age but these are our guidelines to make riding enjoyable and safe.

14 August

Spaces now available for Livery, various options available.Indoor school, floodlight arenas, lessons, clinics, competitions being held regulary. Please phone or pop in to have a look around.

11 August

See more pictures of mounted games on 8 August.

6 August

New date and a photo added for own a pony days.

1 August

Prince and Karen from America in July.

31 July

Karen Carson Clinics 2013 dates.

25 July

Schedule for All Rosette Outdoor Show Jumping for horses and for ponies added.

24 July

Dates for Fiona Burgoyne show jumping lessons.

20 July

Fancy trying some mounted games this summer? See details.

19 July

Well done to all 13 candidates who passed their BHS Riding and Road Safety exam today.

18 July

Schedule for Show Jumping Course Training with Caroline Buckle.

14 July

Schedule for Evening Dressge in August added.

12 July

Taster/Introductory session offer for July only. Click here for details.

11 July

Special 6 week offer ends 30 September:

5 x 1 hour Group lessons/Rides for £100 (for any standard)

5 x 1/2 hour Individual sessions for £100 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.30pm)

5 x 3/4 hour Individual sessions for £120 (Mon - Fri 10am-4.15pm)

Sessions to be taken over a 6 week period, suitable for any age or standard over 5 years old. You may use them as quickly as you wish.

Please note that 6 weeks start from date of purchase.

If you finish your block and offer is still running another may be purchased.

Great as a starter package or for weekly riders.

6 July

New surface has now been down for 3 weeks, riding really well. Arena available for hire.

28 June

Schedule for Evening Dressge in July added.

27 June

Dates for Fun Mornings with your favorite ponies.

6 June

More photos added to Horses at Tower Farm gallery.

31 May

Price changes applicable from 1 June 2013.

27 May

Find us on Facebook.

19 May

2 new picture galleries added: Horses at Tower Farm and The Braid Hills.

15 May

Schedule for Fun show jumping for all in July added.

14 May

BHS Riding and Road Safety exam in now full. See the training details.

10 May

Schedule for Evening Dressge in June added.

21 April

Schedule for Evening Dressge in May added.

17 April

Added photo for the Edinburgh Common Ride 2013 that will be held in September this year.

29 March

Added details of BHS Riding and Road Safety exam at Tower Farm in July.

28 March

Episode 10 of Junior Vets on CBBC featuring Tower Farm is now available. Tower Farm is also featured Episode 1 and Episode 7.

24 March

Schedule for Evening Dressge in April added.

22 March

Special offer until 31 May: Five 1 hour group lessons or rides for £100. Sessions to be taken over a 6 week period, suitable for any age or standard over 5 years old. Any mix of lessons/rides allowed. 6 weeks start from day of purchase.

This special offer means each session will only be £20. A great excuse to have more riding this spring.

Anybody can take the offer, great for beginners taking up riding or regular Tower Farm riders.

The last day for purchasing this great offer is 31 May. Look out for more offers later in the year.

21 March

Dunedin combined dressage show on Sunday 30 March.
CLOSING DATE: 27 March. Click here for details and entry form.

20 March

Please note that Own a Pony Day on 25 March is cancelled.

8 March

Congratulations to the couple from the Netherlands who got engaged on their Braids ride 28th February 2013. See more photos.

7 March

Schedule of Open Fun Show run by The Pony Club (Dalkeith & District branch) added. Non-members welcome. Open to all.

6 March

Tower Farm has featured in a recent programme on CBBC - 'Junior Vets'. We are in episodes 1,7 and 10.

25 February

Tower Farm event calender page updated.

24 February

Schedule for Tower Farm Summer Points show jumping and dressage competitions 2013 added.

20 February

New dates for own a pony days 2013.

16 February

Common rides dates and prices for 2013 added.

3 February

A new photo added to the photo gallery.

2 February

Lupin, Val, Trixie and Furby enjoying the recent snow.

8 January

Schedule of Open Fun Show run by The Pony Club (Dalkeith & District branch) added. Non-members welcome. Open to all.

6 January

Photos from Fancy Dress competition on 27th December added.

2012

22 December

Photos from Festive Fun for staff & liveries.

19 December

Pictures from Scottish farmer photo shoot. Click here to see more pictures.

18 December

Article in Scottish Horse magazine: Tower Farm celebrates 40 years.

17 December

Schedule for Festive Show Jumping Competition in December added.

16 December

Tower Farm has now cleared the recent strangles outbreak. All competitions will now resume including the festive show on Thursday 27th December. Dressage in January and February will not be running but we will aim to start the summer series early. Thank you everyone for being so patient and understanding about not riding out/shows etc.

1 December

New photos added to the photo gallery.

29 November

Photos of the common rides summer 2012 added.

24 November

Monarch and Duke at a wedding at Braids Hotel. Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

 

22 November

Why not buy your loved one a Tower Farm gift voucher for Christmas?

20 November

All competition events for the public are suspended until January due to

circumstances outwith our control. All in-house competitions will still be running.

2 October

Please note that October dressage is cancelled.

25 September

Photos of Tower Farm 40th BBQ added.

18 September

Schedule for Evening Dressge in October added.

16 September

Tower Farm event calender page updated.

5 September

Schedule for Tower Farm Winter Points show jumping and dressage competitions 2012 - 2013 added.

4 September

Katy and Harry at the Pony All Rosette Show Jumping in August.

20 August

Lisa Hunter on her lovely pony Camy at August Open Jumping Night.

16 August

Tower Farm 40th Birthday BBQ.

23 May

Price changes applicable from 1 June 2012.

20 May

Schedule for Evening Dressge in July added.

11 May

New dates for Andrew Hamilton show jumping lessons added.

9 May

Schedule for All Rosette Outdoor Show Jumping for Horses and Ponies in August added.

7 May

Schedule for Evening Dressge in June added.

6 May

Schedule for Fun show jumping for all in July added.

5 May

New dates for own a pony days.

24 April

Tower Farm hosted a TRSS examination day on 10th April 2012. 9 candidates came forward to be examined by Mr George Tait and we are pleased to say there was a 100% pass rate.Congratulations to:

Senior Ride Leader - Rhiannon McKeown, Eve Carlin and Lisa Hunter,

Ride Leader - Alex Cocking, Debbie Little, Catriona Carter, Michela O'Brien, Cara Baillie and Eva Kortalivicho. Click here to see more photos.

17 April

New dates for Karen Carson clinics.

New date for Andrew Hamilton show jumping lessons.

12 April

Photos of Staff/livery beach ride added.

11 April

Photos of Karen Carson Clinic in March added.

7 April

Schedule for Evening Dressge in May added.

12 March

Schedule for Karen Carson clinics added.

7 March

Schedule for Evening Dressge in April added.

6 March

Slight modification of the timetable. Introductory session is now only on Saturday at 2pm in which a Complete Beginners lesson is included.
Saturdays 4pm is now Beginner Plus level.

3 March

Schedule for Tower Farm Summer Points show jumping and dressage competitions 2011 - 2012 added.

2 March

Tower Farm event calender page updated.

1 March

Tower Farm Winter Points 2011 - 2012 dressage results added.

29 February

Dates for Pentland rides added.

7 February

Tower Farm had some very special guests over the winter months - the panto ponies for Cinderella at The kings theatre. Buster, Lami and Charm were stables with us from November till January doing 2 performances most days. Many thanks to all that helped get the ponies ready and take them to the theatre and get them harnessed up for each performance - they always looked amazing and very definite crowd pleasers. I think all the staff at the staff are missing the ponies who very quickly had become part of the family.

30 January

Common rides dates and prices for 2012 added.

28 January

New dates for own a pony days.

19 January

Schedule for Evening Dressge in February added.

1 January

Schedule for Andrew Hamilton show jumping lessons added.


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