Pathhead Equestrian Centre ~ Woody's Fund
The Woody Fund
The Woody Fund exists to allow enthusiastic young people to learn how to ride and look after ponies who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance due to lack of money.

Pathhead Equestrian Centre donates a £1000 worth of vouchers a year to the fund.

Woody, a New forest Thoroughbred cross mare was the first riding school pony at Pathhead and taught countless young people to ride over a period of many years. Sadly Woody passed away a couple of years ago but this fund, set up in her name, is designed to continue her good work.

Recipients of the Woody Fund will receive vouchers which they can exchange for lessons at Pathhead.

They will be given enough vouchers (at least 10) to give them a good start in learning about riding and looking after ponies. The vouchers will not be any different from the gift vouchers normally sold so there will be no stigma attached.

Recipients will be identified and selected, not by Pathhead Equestrian Centre staff, but by local professionals who work with young people. The only criteria are that the youngster must be ‘pony mad’, genuinely cannot afford proper lessons and can easily make their own way to Pathhead Equestrian Centre in Kirriemuir on a regular basis. The ideal age group would probably be approximately between 11 and 16 years although this is not set in stone.

Pam Mackie, Senior Community Learning and Development Worker with Angus Council, is co-ordinating the fund with the help of other professional contacts. If you want to suggest a young person for the fund you can email
Some pictures from Woody's life from foal to seasoned veteran of the Pathhead Christmas Show Fancy Dress class...
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