Over the two-week Easter holiday, Mudchute Equestrian Centre hosted a program through Sport England for girls ages 8-16 to have a free 2 hour equestrian experience. Each session included 1 hour of riding and a 1 hour of grooming, whereby the girls learned basic horsemanship skills and got to pamper our very lucky horses and ponies. We were able to reach out to a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, and give many children an opportunity that their parents may not have otherwise been able to afford.
”Anika really enjoyed her time at Mudchute. She loves animals, and has always wanted to try riding, but with four children it was just not realistic, so we were really excited when we saw the poster for the Free Sport England program. She had an amazing day riding and grooming, and she is even going to come for a couple hours on the weekends to help out at the stables.” – Anika’s Mom, 12 yrs old
There has been an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the girls who attended, and the program was hugely popular; so much so that we were fully booked every day! We look forward to welcoming our new horse enthusiasts back through our doors very soon.