Seasons Greetings from David and Irene Conchie and all the staff at

Rowanlea Riding School

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2020 our 55th Anniversary year        1965 - 2020

Ami Conchie scoops   BSPS Scotland National Awards 

Saturday 16th November saw the British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Scotland Awards held in Cumbernauld. Ami Conchie scooped a number of awards for her achievements over the Summer.


Accompanied by her parents and sister, Ami can be seen in the picture with her awards:- Fifth for Open Heritage Ridden Large Breeds, Second for Heritage Young Rider, First Heritage Working Hunter Pony then Champion Heritage Working Hunter Pony with Maesbrithdir Lady Gaga.

Congratulations to Ami and also to her proud parents and sister as well as many congratulations from everyone at Rowanlea Riding School.

Painting Ponies

Well it was not the ponies which were doing the painting but the 60 or so children who turned up to participate in this fun and educational event at Rowanlea on Sunday 20th October.

The idea was to give young riders the chance to see what lies below their pony's coat and skin.

The session was organised by Catriona Goulding who is an eguine physiotherapist. By way of showing the skeleton and muscle groups of horses and ponies, yougsters can see what happens when the pony moves.


Using special paint which does no harm to the coat or skin, groups gathered around each of the ponies to paint the skeleton on one side and the muscle groups on the other side working from diagrams provided by Catriona.

 From the photo here and also in the Gallery, so click on the button to see more. Everyone had a great fun time and also learnt a bit more how things work in their favourite pony. By doing and seeing the learning will be remembered much better.

A big thanks to Catriona and to the staff who prepared the ponies and to the ponies themselves for being so patient and putting up with all the handling and being painted.

Next Proficiency Award dates coming soon !!

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