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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.)

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.

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.

26 August

New weekday timetable is operational from today. Apologies for our ever changing timetable. Weekend group lessons will start from 5 September. A polite request for all spectators in the indoor arena to wear a face covering.

25 August

Additional Level 1/2 session at 2pm on a Saturday due to demand. These sessions are available from 5th September. All bookings to be made with payment please call 0131 664 3375. We have a non refundable 48hr cancellation policy.

22 August

End of summer holiday treat for Mother/Daughter and her friends. Lovely group who all progressed really well within the session.

Posted by Tower Farm Riding Stables on Friday, 21 August 2020

21 August

Updated temporary timetable changes from 26 August.

20 August

19 August

18 August

8 August

7 August

6 August

5 August

Important information: Please download and complete the updated Rider Registration Form before attending your first post-Covid session. Please then return by email to bookings@towerfarm.org.

4 August

3 August

We are now able to offer group lessons on Thursday evenings.
6.30pm - Level 3/4
7.30pm - Level 5/6
0131 664 3375 for booking and payment.

2 August

1 August

Due to demand another day added for Fun Mornings on 12th August. 0131 664 3375 for booking and payment. See details.

31 July

29 July

More dates added for Fun Mornings on 6th & 7th August. 0131 664 3375 for booking and payment. See details.

24 July

23 July

Fun Mornings for 11 years and under on 4th & 10th August. Please book quickly as many people have been asking for these days. 0131 664 3375 for booking and payment. See details.

21 July

20 July

16 July

We are closed 20th, 21st and 22nd July.

15 July

13 July

9 July

7 July

6 July

30 June

29 June

22 June

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 bookings@towerfarm.org. Thank you.

21 June

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16 June

12 June

11 June

10 June

5 June

4 June

3 June

1 June

29 May

28 May

27 May

26 May

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12 May

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6 May

5 May

1 May

29 April

28 April

26 April

24 April

23 April

22 April

21 April

20 April

Today's article from Edinburgh Evening News:

19 April

18 April

16 April

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.

15 April

12 April

6 April

4 April

3 April

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.

1 April

31 March

21 March

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.

19 March

ABRS Horse Care Evenings for all. See dates & topics. Topic in April is Feeding.

18 March

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.

12 March

Fun Jumping Show in aid of Edinburgh Riding of the Marches on 25th April.

11 March

Due to popularity we are offering an additional own a pony day on 8th April. Please call the office to book.

8 March

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.

5 March

Please note that all individual and restricted lessons will now need to paid for at time of booking.

1 March

Job vacancy: Part time or full time post. See details.

February

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.

29February

Prices has been updated.

19 February

SJ training mornings with Caroline Buckle Easter 2020 dates & details.

18 February

Own a Pony Days Easter 2020 dates & details.

11 February

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 belinda@equiteach.co.uk if interested. See dates & topics.

9 February

David Harland Show Jumping clinic on 2 March at 11am. Call Caroline Timmins on 0780 128 1757 to book a space.

8 February

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.

22 January

Common rides 2020 dates and prices added.

20 January

Job vacancy: Part time or full time post. See details.