27th September 2009

A charity fundraising 'Pink Day' was held on the 27th September at Easterton Stables, Mugdock. Organiser, Heather Dixon, proclaimed the event a 'terrific success' after raising 1000 for Breast Cancer Research. The Pink Day Campaign is being supported by leading British Event Rider, Nick Gauntlett, who is helping to bring awareness of the cancer to equestrian centres across the UK in a bid to raise funds to develop the treatment and cure of Breast Cancer.

An fantastic turn out of riding school children, parents and liveries joined in the spirit of the day by dressing in pink and taking part in the Handy Horse and Pony obstacle course. Coming out on top were and Adrianne Murphy on Elmo (ponies) and Amy Fitzpatrick on Honey (horses). The Pink Fancy Dress Competition was won by Pamela Gray and her pony Tommy, while the first prize in the horse section was awarded to Heather Lenihan and Ronan as their rendition of 'The Three Pigs'.

For the more experienced riders, a Fun Le Trek competition ran throughout the day, which involved competitors being timed while negotiating a course of obstacles and fences placed in the outdoor arena and canter track. The pony and horse classes were won by Kirsty Douglas on Elmo, and Emma Cochrane on Brooks.

A delicious home baking stall and raffle also added to the day's events. Fantastic prizes were up for grabs, kindly donated by many local businesses including The White House Hotel in Glasgow's West End, Esporta in Milngavie, Fifi & Ally's Restaurant, The Beech Tree Inn, The Blane Valley Inn, McDonalds Milngavie and Ten36 Hair Design.