Riders follow golden trail

Shona Robison and Stewart Hosie with daughter Morag (centre) and friends Taylor and Beth.
Shona Robison and Stewart Hosie with daughter Morag (centre) and friends Taylor and Beth.

On Friday an institution in the local equestrian calendar celebrated its golden anniversary.

Over 80 riders set off on Rowanlea Riding School’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary New Year Trek.

Rowanlea Trek 2015

Rowanlea Trek 2015

To celebrate the event Stewart Hosie MP and his wife Shona Robison MSP started them off on their four hour trek around the countryside between Carnoustie and Monifieth, including a foray into Barry Buddon.

Rowanlea Riding School posted on their Facebook page: “The Anniversary Trek was a great success. 87 horses set off from the yard.

“The weather was a bit iffy at times but that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm and excitement of the riders.

“The youngest rider was seven years and the oldest 75 years.

Amy and Razzle

Amy and Razzle

“The soup and stovies supplied by Mrs McDonald were very welcome to heat everyone up at the end.”