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 120 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.


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 ntroduced 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 varing degrees of riding ability.

Liveries are also available for those with their own horses or ponies and is an Approved Livery Yard by the British Horse Society.


The riding school is an approved riding school by the British Horse Spciety  and the Association of British Riding Schools

It is also a BHS Approved Livery Yard

Mr Conchie

Rowanlea - 1970

Irene Conchie

winning the British 14.2 hh Championship at

Hickstead in 1981

Rowanlea 2002

Three generations of the Conchie family