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Scotland East

30th May - 12th June

For the Relay, the east of Scotland includes Aberdeenshire, Angus, Banff, Berwick, Clannackshire, Fife, Kincardine, Kinross, the Lothians, Moray, Nairn, Peebles, Roxburgh, Selkirk and Stirling.

The east of Scotland includes a variety of landscape from unspoiled coastline with white sandy beaches to stunning lochs and the breathtaking scenery throughout the Cairngorms National Park. However, the the east of Scotland doesn't just have beauty; the vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Perth all reside there with an eclectic mix of culture, history and charm. The region is also home to an abundance of fairytale castles, world-renowned distilleries and pretty towns and villages.

With beaches, hills and a range of terrains, East Scotland is a wonderful location to take in some truly inspiring riding.

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Useful local information

Visit Scotland - tourism website www.visitscotland.com

Scotland Welcomes you - tourism website www.scotlandwelcomesyou.com

Riding in Scotland at localriding.com

Forestry and Land Scotland horse riding www,forestryandland.gov.scot

Scotland horse riding and pony trekking on www.scotlandwelcomesyou.com

Horse Riding centres in East Lothian at eastlothian.gov.uk

Seven days of must-see sights in the East of Scotland on www.visitscotland.com

10 awesome days out in East Scotland on www.visitscotland.com

Highlands Unbridled guided riding tours www.highlandsunbridled.com

HorseBack UK - one of our supported charities is based in Aberdeenshire www.horseback.org.uk

Horses4Health organised rides and events

Baton Across Border Ride - Saturday 5th June 2021

9am start. Leave border at 9.30am

Escorted ride from Berwick on Tweed to Duns, approximately 13 miles through the beautiful Berwickshire borders countryside. Shorter ride also available. 

  • In order to take part in this ride you will need to be registered for the Relay (click the 'Join Now' button on the homepage if you haven't already registered) 

  • On the ride, please wear your Horses4Health Hi-viz vest which will arrive in your welcome pack

  • You will need to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship and pay it into the SponsorMe fundraising page with your name noted in the comments. All money raised goes directly to our seven supported charities.

 

Contact lyndaaddis@yahoo.co.uk to find out more information, directions, parking and to confirm your place.

Register soon because numbers will be limited!

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PowerX Track Hire - Saturday 19th June 2021

Inchcoonans Equestrian Centre in Errol, Perthshire PH2 7RB (In between Perth and Dundee)

PowerX is on a lovely purpose built all-weather track with height adjustable knock down XC fences including optional ditches, drops, banks, steps, water and a range of other fences. This course is perfect for beginners or young horses new to XC but equally fantastic for more experienced combinations. You will get a one hour slot which gives you time to walk around the course and adjust the fences (although we do advise you to have a helper on the ground) and there is a short grass gallop track too.

This is a great opportunity at a lovely venue and a perfect option to use as your Relay activity, or one of many!

You will need to have registered for the relay online first by clicking on the Join Now button on the homepage of this website.

There will be a minimum sponsorship value to this event. More details to follow. E-mail info@horses4health.co.uk to secure a spot.

Please keep checking this page for more information of our own organised rides and routes in the area.

Local events and rides during the Relay

Please note, the below rides are not organised by Horses4Health and are just a selection of events on in the area.

Sunday 12th June 2021 - Kinnaird Fun Ride, Brechin DD9 6TZ

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Kingdom Blazers Fun Ride, venue TBC

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Friday 9th July 2021 - Lahill Fun Ride, Lahill House, Upper Largo KY8 6JE

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Sunday 25th July 2021 - St Andrews Fun Ride, The Rhynd Cafe KY16 0DR

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Sunday 8th August 2021 - Anstruther Fun Ride, Stenton fun, St Monans KY10 2DF

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Sunday 29th August 2021 - Fun Ride, Kippo Farm, St Andrews KY16 8QF

More information and booking on www.equoevents.co.uk

Local riding and walking routes

Forestry and Land Scotland have  number of routes open to horse riders. See the website here Horse riding - Forestry and Land Scotland

Please click on the PDFs below to open up route leaflets from Forestry and Land Scotland and The Forestry Commission Scotland.

Bennachie

Near Chapel of Garioch

Inverurie

Aberdeenshire

AB51 5HY

Click here to visit the website Bennachie Visitor Centre - Forestry and Land Scotland

Callendar Park Woodlands and Devilla forest

Near Falkirk - see leaflet for map and directions

Click here to visit the website Callendar Wood - Forestry and Land Scotland

Cardenden Woodlands

KY5 0EL

Click here to visit the website Cardenden - Forestry and Land Scotland

Tweed Valley Forest Park

Near Peebles - see leaflet for map and directions

Click here to visit the website Tweed Valley Forest Park - Forestry and Land Scotland