Roger Taylor Dressage Clinic in May 2013
18th, 19th and 20th May 2013
A holiday for you and your horse…
Are you considering a riding holiday in the UK? Why not come to the beautiful countryside of Scotland’s Southern Uplands and improve your dressage in a picturesque and tranquil setting.
4 star Bed and Breakfast
Stay in a luxurious 4 star B&B on our delightful traditional smallholding farm, nestled at the edge of the North Medwyn River, with lovely views extending towards Tinto Hill and across the Pentland Hills.
And for the non-horsey…
The Lint Mill is also perfect base for non-horsey companions to relax in peaceful surroundings or explore nearby Edinburgh and the Borders.
We are delighted that Roger Taylor, the highly experienced Scottish based trainer in Classical Dressage is leading this clinic at The Lint Mill.
The philosophy and ethos of Roger’s training has always been that correct basic training must be interesting, stimulating and most of all must be fun! If you would like to know more about Roger’s approach please take a look at his website at www.classicaldressage.net.
Roger specializes in classical dressage for all levels of rider on all types of horses. The clinic is deliberately small with a limited number of places and lessons are held in the rubber outdoor arena at The Lint Mill. The small number of participants enables each client to gain a highly personalized approach to their riding and to learn from others in a sociable and relaxed atmosphere.
Depending on your needs (you horse’s fitness and yours!) you can have one or two lessons per day.
Arrive and settle you and your horse into your accommodation. Relax over dinner with Roger Taylor, discussing your riding needs and aspiration for the clinic. Riding will begin tomorrow.
Breakfast at The Lint Mill is all homemade and locally sourced. Colin bakes bread and brioche and makes jams and marmalade. The bacon is home cured (where available) and all the eggs are from our own free-range hens. We offer a choice of traditional Scottish breakfast or a continental breakfast, and both menus cater for vegetarians.
After breakfast you will head to the arena for your introductory lesson. After a short assessment, your dressage training will begin in earnest. Morning coffee will be served. Lunch will be served in the walled garden if the weather permits, if not we will eat in the conservatory. If you are having two dressage lessons, you will have your next lesson in the afternoon (with a break for afternoon tea!) or you may enjoy a picturesque hack along our old drovers’ track and the quiet country lane beyond The Lint Mill.
In the evening a relaxing dinner will be provided in the conservatory. This is an opportunity to chat about the day’s riding with Roger and the other participants over delicious food in comfortable surroundings. It is a seasonal four-course menu (you are welcome to bring your own wine). The owners are enthusiastic cooks and take pride in using home grown produce from the kitchen garden and meat from the smallholding (where available) in all the recipes. The emphasis is on good ingredients cooked in a simple way.
After breakfast at The Lint Mill you will enjoy the same riding plan as yesterday with a lesson followed by a second lesson or a hack. Lunch and evening meal is provided.
After breakfast at The Lint Mill you will enjoy the same riding plan as yesterday with a lesson followed by a second lesson or a hack. As this is the last day, only lunch is provided.
For non-riders wanting to come along, Edinburgh and Glasgow are both only a 45-minute drive and the characterful Borders towns of Peebles and Biggar are within a 30-minute drive. The World Heritage site of New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde are less than 20-minutes drive away. Or you are most welcome to wander around the smallholding in its delightful riverside location and Colin is always happy to show you round and share our experience of surviving and thriving on our land with you.
Packages and Prices
Package A includes 3 nights B&B (based on two people sharing*), lunch and dinner each day, 3 nights full livery stabling for your horse, 6 private dressage lessons with Roger Taylor, and morning coffee and afternoon tea each day (cold drinks are available throughout the day).
Price: £540 pp Non-riding companion £195
(*There is a single person supplement of £10 per night)
Package B includes 2 nights B&B (based on two people sharing*), lunch and dinner each day, 2 nights full livery stabling for your horse, 6 private dressage lessons with Roger Taylor and morning coffee and afternoon tea each day (cold drinks are available throughout the day).
Price: £460 pp Non-riding companion £130
(*There is a single person supplement of £10 per night)
Package C is a non-residential package and includes lunch and dinner each day, 6 private dressage lessons with Roger Taylor and morning coffee and afternoon tea each day (cold drinks are available throughout the day).
Price: £350 pp Non-riding companion £55
For riding only packages please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 13 acres are divided into 5 safe, secure and well-maintained paddocks with post and rail fencing and an electric stand-off fence. The North Medwyn flows alongside the paddocks providing a natural source of fresh water. There is an all-weather 20m x 40m rubber manége, with dressage markers. You can choose from stable only, stable and turn-out or just turn-out for your horse. For guests who require a stable, there are two 12‘ x 12‘ loose boxes with Equimat rubber matting and a deep shavings bed. Bedding and hay are included in the cost, or you can bring your own if you prefer. Haylage and hard feed can also be arranged on request.