It is with much regret that we need to advise that Kyrewood Equestrian Centre will cease operation in its current form, effective on Saturday 31st March 2018. Kyrewood has been teaching people to ride and enjoy horses for 50 years now (50 years!) but it's time for a fresh perspective, and new operators. We are placing the property on the market via Bayleys in the next couple of weeks, and we genuinely hope that there will be someone out there who can continue to operate Kyrewood with the same passion and commitment that Fred and Pauline Gorton did for so many years.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL of you who have contributed to its operation over the decades. In particular I'd like to thank Rachel Rae, Nicky McBride, and Nicola Stuart for 'going the extra mile' over the last few years while Mum and Dad stepped back from the business. They've done Kyrewood proud in many ways, and we're very grateful for their efforts.
I'm sure we all have many, many colourful stories about our involvement with Kyrewood Riding School (as it used to be known), and I can only hope that there is a new potential operator out there who will provide the basis for many more good stories in the years to come.
There will be a number of things to tidy up as the teaching operation comes to an end, and I'm sure that Nicola and Nicky will be happy to help where they can. If any further assistance is required, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com, and I'll do what I can to help.
All the best,
Peter and Mark Gorton and Louise Ward
We would like to thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the sale process as outlined on Wednesday. However, there are a few items that we can address for you now.
The horses and ponies - many of you have asked what will happen with our herd. At this stage the herd will remain on the property as an opportunity for a buyer to continue with the riding school. Whilst the riding school will cease as of 31 March 2018 the property will continue to run as a farming operation and as such please be assured the horse herd will continue to receive daily care along with all other stock on the property. Should it look unlikely that the riding school will continue with a future buyer of this nature, we will work towards finding suitable and caring homes.
Concession cards and vouchers - these will no longer be available for purchase. We would appreciate those who are outstanding to settle these amounts prior to the end of February please. We encourage all those with existing cards and vouchers to use these prior to 31 March. Should this not be possible a full refund will be provided in April of the concession cards not used.
Pony Club - a pro-rata refund of Pony Club subs will be provided to all members in April.