horsescotland

The National Organisation for all things Equestrian Sport & Activity in Scotland.

Email: info@horsescotland.org

Phone: 07815962964

Address: Horsescotland PO Box 8523 , Prestwick

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About

HORSESCOTLAND  is the national organisation for all equestrian sports and activity in Scotland and was founded in 1998. The vision that we share with our members is:

"To enable those in our sport and sector,
by supporting their development,
to excel in what they do best"

The key outcomes for Scottish equestrianism are to:

  • increase the overall levels of participation and equestrian activity in Scotland

  • enable Scottish riders, drivers, vaulters and equines to excel on the world stage

  • support horsescotland member bodies to flourish by working collaboratively

 

HORSESCOTLAND is a partner of sportscotland (the national sports agency) and seeks to enable equestrian sport and the equestrian sector in Scotland to develop and excel through the highest levels of participation in the sport and the highest levels of growth for the country's equestrian industry.

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horsescotland is the umbrella body for all equestrian activitiy and industry in Scotland representing 35 Member Bodies and a growing number of individual and club members, providing high quality support, funding, training and coaching for all those with an interest in the horse.

Our Mission

  • Member Body Development 

    • Increase the level of resources, investment and support to horsescotland member bodies

  • Pathway Development

    • Develop the Player and Equine pathways to deliver more Scottish success

    • Develop and deliver a highly skilled Scottish coaching and volunteering workforce

  • Communications & Events

    • Raise the profile and recognition of the Scottish equestrian sector

  • Governance & Management

    • Strengthen our strategic, operational and financial capabilities

 

Our Vision

"To enable those in our sport and sector,
by supporting their development,
to excel in what they do best…"

What Horsescotland does?

All member bodies of horsescotland, with the backing of their fellow members, deal with issues vital to the progress of the Scottish equestrian world.


Key achievements include:

  • establishing a network of club competition coaches, enabling growth of participation and sporting success

  • leading the development of the UK Coaching Certificate, providing our coaches with a nationally-recognised qualification

  • increasing sportscotland funding year on year, plus capital funding of £450,000 for the construction of the Scottish National Equestrian Centre

  • riders on our performance programme representing the UK at all levels from junior to senior, including Scott Brash a former member of the performance programme becoming an Olympic Gold Medallist, London 2012 and becoming World No. 1 in 2013/14

  • production of policies for equality, disclosure, child protection and volunteers. Provision of these services to our member bodies.

To continue the growth of equestrian sports and activities horsescotland faces challenges in:

  • increasing participation

  • improving safety

  • enhancing experience

  • supporting the development of world-class facilities, riders and coaches

How does Horsescotland Operate?

horsescotland is the umbrella body for all equestrian activitiy and industry in Scotland representing 35 Member Bodies and a growing number of individual and club members, providing high quality support, funding, training and coaching for all those with an interest in the horse.


horsescotland representatives lead projects or discussions relevant to their particular association in liason with all other interested parties. e.g. Road Safety is managed by the TRSS, ABRS and Pony Club as they are the main participants in that campaign - however, their activity reflects the interests of all involved, i.e. those who ride or drive horses on the road

 

Horsescotland Partners

As well as our Member Bodies there are key bodies that horsescotland works with, they are: