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London Legacy Award
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Horse riding and horse care and outdoor activities are provided to 60 young people 8-19 years old regularly throughout the year and 60 more take part in intro to horse-riding days. Every year the top 10 riders travel to ride for four days in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The membership is 80% ethnic minority (mainly Black British, Afro-caribbean, Mixed race, African) and 40% male. In the 13 years the club has taught 250 young people from Coldharbour ward to ride . Young people attending the club for 2-6 years. It has also given hundreds more the opportunity to try riding for the day with their summer projects.
Two club members have gone on to train at the Britsh Racing School in Newmarket and then on to work with in horse-racing.We also receive funding and support from Top British rider Emile Faurie who has represented Britain in the Olympics.
The club has been very successful in integrating children with autism, ADHD, hyper-activity and challenging behaviour. The club takes children to horse -riding all over London by mini-bus.
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