Kintore stables are nominated for top award

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A KINTORE stables have been put forward by the British Horse Society for a leading accolade.

The society’s regional inspector has nominated Hogholm Farm Stables for outstanding performance for the second year in the award’s existence.

Only six establishments were nominated country-wide, with Hogholm being the sole Scottish yard to exceed the normal inspection criteria.

Proprietor Lorna Anderson said: “It’s a wonderful public acknowledgement by our professional body of the quality of our staff, our clients, our equine care and our facilities.

“Staff and clients alike are thrilled by this nomination, which has been described by a client as really well deserved and a great reflection of all the hard work done by everyone working at Hogholm.”

The stables was established in 1995 and now accommodates 26 horses in purpose-built American barns on a modern yard, with indoor and outdoor training facilities.

Regular dressage and saddlery clincs are held with emphasis placed on teamwork.

The five other yards nominated in the category were in Lancashire, Surrey, London, Northumberland and Newcastle.