Posted by Susan Fri, April 27, 2018 19:49:03
The TRSS AGM will take place at Auchterarder Parish Church Hall on Monday 14th May. This will be followed by a Members Day and lunch which will concentrate on insurance matters for centres. Paul Reay from Leopard Insurance will discuss how insurance premiums are calculated and what members can do to reduce their premium while Maureen Taylor will talk about the court case she went through last year and the lessons members can take from her experiences. An open forum will follow with members discussing problems they have encountered and suggestions they have to diversify and grow the business. The members day is free and by invitation only and a programme and lunch booking form will be sent round members shortly.
Posted by Susan Fri, December 22, 2017 20:18:41
Another year is rushing by and we have arrived at yet another Christmas. Thank you to all our lovely members for their support and continued membership. Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Happy riders at Cairnhouse Riding Centre on the Isle of Arran on a previous Christmas ride.
Posted by Susan Thu, July 20, 2017 20:57:31
All riding and trekking centres are extremely busy at the moment and it's important to book in advance to avoid disappointment. While out doing centre visits, I have encountered many prospective riders turning up at centres looking for riding with many travelling some distance to do so. Most centres are unable to take riders who turn up without booking as horses are fully booked already or are not tacked up ready to go. By booking your riding experience in advance, your mounts will be ready for you on time and you will have been allocated a suitable mount according to height, weight and age when you confirmed your booking. If you have limited or no experience, it's important your riding slot is arranged with a suitable group and if you are experienced, you do not want to join a novice ride where the ride will be undertaken according to the least experienced rider for safety. Contact details are given on the website so please contact your chosen riding centre in advance and book your riding session.
Posted by Susan Thu, July 20, 2017 20:44:03
Another lovely day and another lovely view. Broomhill Riding Centre sits on the top of the hill overlooking Fortrose and must have one of the best car park views in Scotland.
Posted by Susan Thu, July 20, 2017 20:40:44
What a wonderful day to visit Gairloch Trekking Centre. Blue sky, breeze to keep the flies at bay and a wonderful view over the sea to the point. The centre is now up and running with the stables finished and outdoor arena in place. Danielle has had two years of problems and frustrations and now she only has her house to build to save staying in the caravan for the winter. The yard is situated nine miles along a scenic single track road towards Red Point south of Gairloch and offers treks along tracks to the beach.
Posted by Susan Wed, July 05, 2017 17:37:24
Due to problems with the enquiry form on the TRSS website where only some messages have been getting sent on to our email account, some of the enquiries have not been answered. This has been due to the BT account which has filtered out messages from the website due to their security softwear. We are sorry if you have sent an enquiry through the website and not had a reply. This has been out of our control and we have now set up another email address to enable the website messages to be received. This should fix the problem so please do use the enquiry form from the website to get in touch with us. Thank you for your understanding.
Posted by Susan Wed, July 05, 2017 17:29:41
Welcome to Nikki Dayton and Cara Gelati of Wilder Ways who have recently become an approved member centre.
Operating from their base in Glensluain, Strachur in Argyll, Nikki and Cara are unique in offering a Pop-Up service during the season to Knoydart in the West Highlands, a wild area which has scenery to rival any part of Scotland as well as the Isle of Islay, a favourite place of both Nikki and Cara as well as a variety of locations around Cowal. They can offer half-day and full day riding adventures and longer 3-day and week long all inclusive holidays. The centre is operational from March to October and the riding can be tailored to suit the small group of riders they take. Riders with their own horses can be taken on guided adventures by arrangement, to enable horse owners to experience the great outdoors with knowledgeable qualified Ride Leaders.
Contact details for Wilder Ways can be found under the centre pages.
Posted by Susan Wed, May 31, 2017 17:16:18
Kirstin McGregor of Kirkcaldy is the George Tait Memorial Award winner for 2017. The George Tait Memorial Award was piloted in 2015 as a fitting tribute to George who was passionate about young people gaining experience and training to enable them to work in the industry and gain qualifications. The award is a joint venture between The Trekking and Riding Society of Scotland and Horsescotland through their member body development programme. Kirstin who holds a BHS stage 1, HNC in Equine Studies, a UKCC Level 1, a TRSS Ride Leader certificate and recently achieved her TRSS Senior Ride Leader at Crieff Hydro is keen to add a coaching or teaching qualification to her list and will use the fund money to develop her riding and fund CPD opportunities to allow her to achieve her goal. Barbarafield is hoping to construct an outdoor arena at the farm to expand on what the centre can offer and Kirstin is keen to be able to develop other riders and provide a mix of activities for riders at the centre. We wish her well for the future.