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The History of Tannoch Stables

The History of Tannoch Stables

Tannoch Stables was established in 1989 with one acre, no livery and no arena. Roll on 30 years they have 4 outdoor arenas, 2 indoors 50 horses at full livery, 20 riding school horses and 100 acres of land. We caught up with owner Dawn Harrison to find out more…

To reach our current stage was very hard and the company was started on the 40 a week government scheme.  I didn’t even start to compete until I was 30 as I couldn’t afford to. I now love to event, compete at medium level dressage. I also just bought a 3-year-old to take on that should be arriving within the next week or so.

Dawn placed 2nd overall in Scotland in 2019 BE80 with horse Bratton Tourmaline (Rain)

Based in Cumbernauld, Central Scotland, we are a friendly, extensive equestrian centre offering horse riding lessons and horse livery with top class facilities and instructors. The numerous paths throughout the Palacerigg Country park nearby also provide excellent hacking facilities for both the novice and the more experienced rider.

A full complement of cross-country fences and show jumps are also available. Tannoch is set in the heart of the Lanarkshire countryside and is 5 minutes from the A80 and 15 minutes from Glasgow.

My fondest memories of owning Tannoch is bringing Sprout who was only 6 months old to her new home.   No stables, no land and uninhabitable house with no windows. Absolutely loved it.

Sprout was a well loved and will be sorely missed member of the team

Most difficult time was having so many ideas and no money but soon realized if I wanted something, I had to save to get the pennies as the banks thought I was too high a risk.

Currently, I have the best team of staff and Instructors I have ever had.  The liveries are a great strength and supportive.  We are all on the same page.

I am confident that whatever is ahead good or bad we will get through it. I’m personally enjoying my horses and love to compete at every level. I thrive on teaching people to have a passion as strong as I have for horse riding.

Onwards and upwards.

Dawn x

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