King's Celebrates Official Riding Licence
King’s College is celebrating becoming a licensed riding establishment after passing the local authority inspection at the end of last month.
The new facility, which is just a few minutes’ drive from King’s College, is proving very popular and the new King’s horses have settled nicely into their new home.
The King’s Equestrian Centre comprises of eight boxes in an enclosed yard, and is situated at the end of a quiet lane, well away from any traffic with easy access onto woodland paths, and open countryside, which is ideal for riders of all levels.
Emma Edwards, Head of Equestrian, who is a champion carriage driver and competitive rider herself, said: “It seems to have been a long time in the planning stages but now, at last, we have got the King’s Equestrian Centre open.
“This is a hugely exciting development for us and is already proving itself to be popular with pupils both from at home and overseas.”
At the weekend Emma Edwards’ daughter Hattie and her friends, who attend King’s Hall School, were princesses for a day as they as they were driven by horse-drawn carriage from King’s College.
Commenting, Emma said: “Hattie asked if she and her friends could be princesses for her birthday and be driven along in our glass carriage. The girls had such a great time despite the awful weather!”
Ably accompanied by Emma’s son Archie, who rode at the back and sounded the coach horn as it arrived at the school and as it departed, the ‘princesses’ enjoyed a little tea party on board as they were whisked through the back to Netherclay Livery Centre, where the King’s Schools Equestrian Centre is based.