Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre near Lockerbie provide carriage driving and riding lessons for people with disabilities and additional needs in partnership with the charity ‘Sports Driving Unlimited’.
Their indoor school was in desperate need of an update and Martin Collins Enterprises Riding Surfaces came to the rescue supplying them with a top of the range synthetic surface. This will not only improve the carriage driving experience at the Centre but also allow more people to use the facilities.
The new surface is Martin Collins Activ-Track. It is a wax coated surface, therefore it is dust free and does not need watering. It has transformed both the appearance of the indoor school and the experience of driving carriages within it. “The previous surface was very dark and made the school rather gloomy”, says Chariots of Fire’s Liza Pern. “It’s now much brighter, it stays cleaner because the dust has gone and the carriages roll across the ground so much easier. We’re enjoying the building much more and you only have to look at the ponies to see how much they love it.”
The much needed refurbishment of the indoor school making it more suitable for people with special needs was funded by Sports Driving Unlimited with a grant from Sports Scotland. Support also came from The Morrison and Hedley Foundations, Annan Rotary Club, Scott Young of Boreland, Grange Quarries and Hire & Supplies Ltd Dumfries. Martin Collins Enterprises also played their part in this well deserving charity by supplying the surface at a substantial discount.
For more information about Chariots of Fire visit www.chariots.org.uk
For more information about Martin Collins Riding Surfaces visit www.martincollins.com