Biggest ever horse trek!

ROWANLEA Riding School enjoyed one of their biggest New Year treks to date on their annual January 2 outing.

The tradition which was started more than 40 years ago by the father of stables’ owner David Conchie, saw 90 horses and their riders follow a route between Carnoustie and Monifieth on Wednesday.

Rowanlea Stables new year outing 2013.

Rowanlea Stables new year outing 2013.

The participants enjoyed unseasonably warmer weather this year, with previous treks having to sometimes take place in icy conditions.

But since the trek started it has taken place every single year, with organisers believing that 2013 is the largest outing ever.

The horses followed a route from the riding school crossing the A930 Carnoustie to Dundee road up to Woodhill.

They then were led to Grange and the along to Barry Mill before going past Ravensby Hall and Pitskelly Farm.

The riders then took their horses on to the Barry Buddon range before returning to the stables via Monifieth.

Mr Conchie said he was delighted with the huge turnout which made the event a huge success and he added he believes the event is turning into the biggest of its kind in Scotland.