11 April 2017
Forest of Deer 7th May 2017
Once again the Forest of Deer ride will be held within the impressive showground at Aden Country Park. Reasonably flat ride in beautiful scenery with a mixture of disused railway line, forestry tracks and lanes with lovely long canter tracks. An excellent grading ride. Hard standing available for larger vehicles.
By kind permission of Aberdeenshire Council and the management of Aden Country Park,
Scottish Woodlands, Mr A Watson of Pitfour Estates.
Camping and corralling at venue. 10% tarmac, 40% forest, 50% tracks.
Landranger 30 - grid ref. 985 478 Postcode AB42 8FQ or http://goo.gl/maps/PBem4
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
ADEN COUNTRY PARK IS HEAVILY USED BY THE PUBLIC & WE ARE USING MANY OF THE SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED MULTI-USER PATHS AND PRIVATE TRACKS AROUND MINTLAW.
ALL RIDERS & CREWS MUST TAKE CARE AND WALK WHERE NECESSARY.
TIME ALLOWANCES FOR EXCESSIVE LOSS OF TIME ARE AVAILABLE.
REMOVE ALL MUCK AT VENUE – THERE IS A MUCK SKIP PROVIDED.
DOGS: SERC RIDERS MAY NOT TAKE DOGS ON ANY PART OF THE COURSE / DOGS ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES AT THE VENUE EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED DOG AGILITY EXERCISE AREA.
There will be NO farrier in attendance.
1. Letter signs and Red/White tape will be the normal form of marking.
2. Yellow tape denotes a hazard.
3. Signs with arrows directing all riders will also be used.
4. Any rider riding on the grass round Pitfour Estate WILL be eliminated.
There will be "keep off grass" signs to highlight this and marshalls in the area.
Crewing is allowed on any public road. Crews must not use any other access road to the Forest of Deer or any road marked private. There is an outside water tap at the venue on the gable end of the building a little further along the road past the gate to the parking field and the park toilets.
Preferred crewing points are:
· White Cow Wood car park and access road between G and CP1.
· The Observatory Car Park at H.
There are toilet facilities, with hot and cold running water, in the car park a little further inside the park along the road past the gate to the parking field.
Corralling will be in the fenced showground. All horses must have an individual corral with working electric unit. Camping is available onsite next to the corrals or you can arrange to stay at the caravan park at the entrance to Aden Park, which has shower/toilet facilities. If camping next to your horses, you may like to arrange use & payment of caravan park facilities with the warden. This can be booked direct to caravan park.
Note: The gate to Aden Country Park is locked at 10pm and the gate to the caravan park is locked at 11pm.
More information on Aden Country Park and the surrounding area