The first island gymkhana is set to bring horsey fun and challenges on Saturday June 8th – but those who want to enter need to be quick to beat the booking deadline.

Traigh Mhor Trekking is organising the event and is setting up the courses and challenges.

They’ve set a booking deadline of this Sunday (June 2nd) to allow them time to get organised before what will be an exciting day for everyone who loves horses.

Competitions are in four groups – from the terrified or tiny to the foolhardy and fast – including races, jumps and just-for-fun events like the bribe your horse game, or a race in which the slowest wins.

And the on-course fun is accompanied by off-course activities like designing a browband, decorating a rosette and, of course, the all-important tea and baking.

Traigh Mhor Trekking’s Leigh Minion promised a rosette for everyone.

She told welovestornoway.com: “We have really planned as carefully as possible to make sure everyone gets a chance to get involved, whether or not they are a confident rider.

“You don’t need to bring a horse – we have our own stable of steady, reliable riding horses and ponies who are well-suited to the events we’ve planned. But you definitely do need to get booked as we need time to get organised for the number of participants we will have!”

Booking is via the Traigh Mhor Trekking Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1259956107472103/ , or pick up a booking form at the centre in Tolsta.

Everyone is welcome to come and take part including those that have never been before.