North Highland College have been offering equestrian courses since 1990, last September they moved into a newly converted farm which utilised the farm buildings into stabling, classrooms and a new purpose built indoor arena.
Houston Farm Riding School in Uphall, West Lothian, was established in 1972 by Ian and Elizabeth Comrie. Today, the business is still part of the family and provides many clients with their first introduction to horses.
RICHARD Telford is a professional show producer and rider based in Haddington, in East Lothian. From the original three horses we are following for this feature, Howick Patrician was sold shortly after the first feature to a professional producer in the south to contest large riding horse classes. The other two horses are working well and have been backed and ridden away.
HRH The Princess Royal, the president of World Horse Welfare (WHW), officially opened the new WHW visitor centre and indoor arena last week at the charity's Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.