2011 Highlights

Purple Day raises 1,324

On Sunday 25th September, this years fundraising day was held in support of Erskine Hospital, which provides nursing and medical care for members of our armed forces. Everyone visiting the stables was encouraged to wear as much purple clothing and items as possible to get into the spirit of the day.

Visitors enjoyed Pony Rides, a Cake and Candy Stall, a Raffle, and a Bric-a-Brac Stall amongst other things. Hot & Cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. On the agenda for all those participating on horseback, was a Handy Horse competition, where competitors had to negotiate an obstacle course.

Then for the more experienced riders, a fun Le Trec competition from 1pm, which again involves a series of obstacles and jumps both within the arena and out round the canter track. The day finished with a Fancy Dress Dressage to Music competition.

A New Champion for Easterton

On a gloriously sunny 2nd May, ex-racehorse, Capo, stole the Showing show with a collection of wins which included Riding Horse, and both ScotNorth Ex-Racehorse In-Hand and Ridden classes and the section Championship. Capo's rider, Easterton staff member Kim Newsome said "I'm really happy with my boy, he's coming on great with his flatwork." A good turnout of competitors also enjoyed Hunter, Cob, Coloured, Veteran and Mountain and Moorland classes.

Kim and Capo also held the Easterton flag at the Ingliston Grand Slam by winning the Ex-Racehorse class and making it through to the Championship

Wednesday Evening SJ

The fortnightly Wednesday evening showjumping series was well attended culminating in an overall points win for Pamela Gray with her pony Tommy. Pamela received the Gordon Bryant Memorial Trophy from Mrs Betty Bryant