Glenalmond College is fortunate to be located in an area of rural Perthshire which is renowned for excellent riding facilities and instruction, as well as offering a stunning location to ride in.
Glenalmond College is pleased to have close links with several local equestrian enterprises and a member of staff and former pupil, Mrs Tanya Adamson, coordinates our riding activities.
Private arrangements can be made by pupils and their families with these businesses, to have horses/ponies in livery and/or to have riding lessons/tuition as part of an organised games option.
Equestrian options for Glenalmond pupils include the following:
* Mrs Tanya Adamson (pictured above) runs a small livery adjacent to the College which can accommodate up to 10 ponies in full livery. In the summer months a small number of additional ponies can be accommodated in open paddocks. Tel: 01738 880245
*Mrs Yvonne Campbell (pictured left) of Wester Dowald Equine Centre, runs a small, family business offering tuition and hacking in a relaxed, friendly environment. Lessons are arranged with Mrs Campbell, who is a Pony Club accredited coach and BHS Level 3 rider, via the school. Wester Dowald is a Pony Club centre, which means pony club badges and efficiency tests can be offered.
*Mrs Sarah Houlden (pictured left) runs Strathearn Eventing which offers livery, training and excellent facilities, just a few miles from Glenalmond College.
Mrs Houlden is a British Eventing Accredited Coach and member of five British Event Teams.
Tel: 01738 840263
More info here: https://strathearneventing.co.uk/
Several of our pupils are also members of Strathearn Pony Club, a busy, friendly local Pony Club which offers members year-round activities https://branches.pcuk.org/strathearn/.
* Livery and riding lessons are subject to appropriate fees payable as a private contract. Where pupils opt for riding as one of their sporting options, this will be subject to attendance in the same way as attendance at other activities. In the Michaelmas and Lent Terms pupils in the Third and Fourth forms will be generally expected to take part in the main team games programme, but consideration will be given to allowing serious riders greater time within the formal games programme.
Quote from former pupil: "Having my pony at school was the best medicine ever and a good way to clear your head during exams! Moving away from home for the first time but being able to bring my pony was a lovely way to bring a bit of home to school."
Quote from former pupil: "I remember many students who thrived because they could bring their pony to school. It was like a second home at Tanya's - I loved my time there with my own 4 legged beast...happy memories."