Giving you even more reason to visit, this year we welcome back the beautiful Camargue Horse and the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre riding team.
“Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre was started in 1989 on a waste piece of land. For over 25 years, it has developed into a renowned riding school that improves the lives of young people by providing a safe, caring environment where they can have fun and learn to ride. Sister Mary Joy and her team work tirelessly to raise funds and to give disabled children not only riding lessons, but independence, self-confidence and responsibility.
The sensory garden, a classroom with a mechanical horse and two donkeys, a beautiful, relaxed yard and well-schooled horses comes not only from Mary Joy’s hard work and dedication but also her endearing ways that encourages so many people to support her. This is a centre in West London where calm and relaxation is hard to find. Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is an exceptional place and needs the recognition it deserves” – The British Horse Society.
With Martin Clunes being the patron of the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, it was only fitting that they join us to celebrate a wonderful family day out.
And accompanying the riding team will be the stars of the show – the beautiful Camargues.
“The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. For centuries, possibly thousands of years, these small horses have lived wild in the harsh environment of the Camargue marshes and wetlands of the Rhône delta. There they developed the stamina, hardiness and agility for which they are known today. Traditionally, they live in semi-feral conditions in the marshy land of the region. The Camargue horse is the traditional mount of the gardians, the Camargue “cowboys” who herd the black Camargue bulls used in bullfighting in southern France.” – Wikipedia