The arrival of ‘Lauder’

They say after rain comes sunshine, and indeed Lauder has given us the sunshine after Walter left us a wee empty space. Lauder, a Clydesdale moves to Touchdown for his retirement after serving Police Scotland. You can find the article and video from Press & Journal here. He is such a gent and we love having him here at Touchdown MHH. Lauder is settling in well and will do some gentle work with our Countrymen Club when the farm is open for the public.

‘Just Walter’ leaving us

Early October our little pony ‘Just Walter’ passed away. He was such a good buddy for our Blue Unicorn project and all the girls loved him. He is now over the rainbow enjoying his peace. We will miss you Walter.

Lockdown 2020

Our trustees, Brian and OIS have been working hard to keep our countrymen project running in the background and reach out to those in isolation. The countrymen fund has given us the opportunity to build a basis for our countrymen club. The vegetable gardens and seating area are being developed and can be continued in spring 2021. Hopefully by then we can invite the countrymen to visit the farm and our new polytunnel.

August 2020 – General update.

Due to Covid-19 all our ongoing projects such as the Countrymen and Blue Unicorn projects have come to a hold. We will be informing you as as possible when we can go back to opening up the farm for the public, so we can support our community.

A visit to the farm can be arranged by appointment only under the covid-19 guidelines. Please contact us by email at

If you like to support us to get us through the Covid-19 circumstances, you can find more information on our donations page. We appreciate any kind of support. Appels, carrots, rugs or tack, any donation toward haylage, feed and bedding will helps us to get us through the winter time. Hope to see you back at our farm, thank you

Frances, Brian, the yard team, trustees and animals

New franchise with Countrymen UK

P&J news 19 March 2019

Horse charity introduce new club for elderly men who struggle to get outdoors

You can find more information regarding the Countrmen’s club in the Social Events page.

BHS accreditation – November 27, 2018

Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses has now earned the Highly Commended Status in British Horse Society approval as a retraining centre for horses, becoming the first charity in Scotland to earn it and only the fourth in the UK. See the link on the BHS website below and the Article In Press & Journal.

Charity that looks after retired racehorses earns rare accreditation