Stable Life celebrates revamp with gin party

Staff at Stable Life celebrate the refurbished indoor riding school.Staff at Stable Life celebrate the refurbished indoor riding school.
Staff at Stable Life celebrate the refurbished indoor riding school.
An equine assisted learning charity near Ashkirk has completed the refurbishment of its invaluable indoor riding school.

Stable Life supports vulnerable young people by using the horse and its environment as a medium for learning, to build confidence, resilience and encourage self -reflection.

Given the vagaries, of the Scottish weather, the use of an indoor riding school is an essential environment for this work with young people to go ahead effectively and in safety.

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The indoor school, which has been on the site at Dryden Farm for more than 60 years, was well used, but badly in need of refurbishment.

Many generous grants, donations and a crowdfunding appeal successfully raised the funding to allow Stable Life to do this and staff would like to thank everyone who has been involved in making this happen.

Mags Powell, chief executive of Stable Life, said: “This has been a project that we started a number of years ago and at times we thought we were never going to achieve due to various setbacks – with the last one being Covid 19 – however, after a few months’ delay the refurbishment is completed and we are over the moon with the results.

"This means that the valuable work we do to support disadvantaged young people and various equine activities to the whole Borders community, can continue within the improved facilities for many years to come.

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"We can never express enough thanks to everyone who have made this possible”

The next fund raising event for Stable Life is supported by Selkirk Distillers ... an online indulgent Gin and Chocolate Tasting for those aged 18 years and over, which takes place on Friday, April 16 at 7.30 pm.

The event will be hosted on Zoom by Selkirk Distillers director Allan Walker, who will guide participants through the tastings, with each box providing enough for two people.

The company is making a generous donation per box to Stable Life.

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You can sign up to the event through Selkirk Distillers website or visiting

The last postage date is Monday, however, free local delivery will be available until midday on Friday, April 16.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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