Creating a storm

TWO local equestrian teams are joining forces to put on a show stopping event to raise money for Mountains Animal Sanctuary.

Riders of the Storm will showcase a programme of stunts and tricks to thrill the audience at the Riding for the Disabled Association’s centre at South Bottymyre, Inverarity, on Saturday, November 26 at 2.30pm.

Both organisations have donated their time and expertise free of charge to create this fundraising event for Mountains, Scotland’s largest equine sanctuary.

The sensational equestrian stunt show will be followed by a demonstration on how to train stunt horses.

Guests will also have the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping from a range of gifts as well as meet Tam and Jack, two of Mountains’ much-loved donkeys.

Pam Taylor, manager at Mountains Animal Sanctuary said: “Riders of the Storm always put on a brilliant show. This event will combine a fantastic, lively show with tips on training your own horse for stunts.

“In addition to being a great show, visitors can do some Christmas shopping as well as meet a couple of our much-loved residents.”

Kirsty McWilliam of Riders of the Storm said: “We’re delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and help give horses a second chance.

“We will be including a couple of previously mistreated horses in our event, showing that the horses can change if they are treated properly with love, care and attention. We intend to put on a great show, so please come along and join us.”

The event is being held at the Riders for the Disabled Association (RDA) centre at Inverarity. A long supporter of Mountains, RDA has a sizeable indoor school for the show and demonstration.

Joanne Gerrard of RDA said: “We’re delighted to support Mountains with their fundraising given the amount of support they have provided us in re-homing a number of our retired horses over the years.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for children and are available from Mountains Animal Sanctuary visitor centre, by phone: 01356 650258 or by emailing: