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Lanimer Youth Ride Out Friday 3 June

Photo courtesy of David Strachan

The equestrian events of Lanimer Week kicked off with the Youth Ride Out on Friday night as Lord Cornet-elect Gordon Jess gave the ‘Safe Oot, Safe In!’ at Lanark Racecourse.

The route this year took the riders from the Racecourse, down Robiesland Road and the Lady Mary to Braxfield Road.

From Wellgatehead, the ride made its way to Kirkfieldbank through Delves Park, Castlebank, St Patrick’s Road, the Sewage Works road, and Mousewill Road.

After going up the Ditches, through Newphlar, Rothesbank and along to the Lee Castle East Lodge, they returned to Kirkfieldbank for a short stop at Old Bridgend.

To complete the evening, the riders returned to Lanark Racecourse by the reverse route.

The Lord Cornets’ Club would like to thank the Landowners for allowing the ride to cross their land, and Police Scotland, the Red Cross, and club members and friends for marshalling the ride out.