School House magazine, a weighty journal beloved of those seeking advice on the independent sector, has named Glenalmond as the only Scottish school among its short list of The Best British Schools for Equestrians.
School House magazine, a weighty journal beloved of those seeking advice on the independent sector, has named its top ten UK-wide independent school for horsey types. Glenalmond College in Perthshire is the only Scottish school among its short list of The Best British Schools for Equestrians.
In its line-up of ten, among others, prestigious Stowe, Millfield, Milton Abbey, Abbotsholme Schoole and Glenalmond are mentioned.
Editor of the magazine, Annabel Heseltine, comments that, while having ponies at school, she “learnt more about life, guts, stamina and determination than anything I could have learnt in a school room.”
At number three on the list – no doubt influenced by the fabulous scenery in which the school is set – the table remarks that “Glenalmond has an arrangement with a small livery next door, which can accommodate ten ponies in full livery, with a number of additional spaces in the open paddocks during the summer. Pupils with horses are able to take riding as one of their sports options and tuition is available.”
Andrew Rowley, Head of PE at the school, said: “We are obviously delighted with this accolade and completely agree that determination and stamina are very valuable characteristics in sporting disciplines.”