Official Ride Out

Tuesday – Evening Ride Out

Evening Ride Out by the Lord Cornet, Ex-Lord Cornets and friends to examine the March stones on the west, east and south sides of the town. As part of the evenings proceedings horse races are held for participants of the ride out. A range of races takes place from those on ponies to one for Ex-Lord Cornets and for one of the oldest horse races anywhere – The Burgh Spurs. After covering further countryside the group stops at nearby New Lanark for rest and refreshments. Prizes for the winners of the races are distributed and the Lanimer Queen is presented with a Loving Cup by New Lanark Community Council. The group then reforms and returns cross country to Lanark.


The ride out approaches the Cross


The ride out at Lanark Racecourse


Trophy presentation at New Lanark