About Rowanlea ...
The late David Conchie or Mr C as he was affectionately known was involved with horses all his working life; he started off as a horse ploughman and then hunt groom before deciding to start up the riding school. Mr Conchie then began to build up Rowanlea from just a few ponies, to having over 100 horses on the yard today.
Rowanlea Riding School was established in 1965 by Mr Conchie at Craigie Home Farm, Dundee before moving out to Barry a few years later.
The School is now overseen by Mr Conchie's daughter Irene who has utilised her own success in showjumping to make it the excellent school it is today having introduced 100's of adults and children to horse riding over the years.
Mr C wanted to give the opportunity for as many people as possible and of all ages to experience horse riding in an informal and friendly environment and this continues today.
There are two indoor schools and two outdoor arenas which offer a range of riding conditions to provide a diverse experience to all those participating.
Lessons are offered for absolute beginners from children of 5 years to adults and also caters for those with varying degrees of riding ability.
Liveries are also available for those with their own horses or ponies and Rowanlea is an Approved Livery Yard by the British Horse Society.
The riding school is an approved riding school by the British Horse Society and the Association of British Riding Schools
Rowanlea - 1970
winning the British 14.2 hh Championship at
Hickstead in 1981
Three generations of the Conchie family