The Riding School is not far from where we live, just a twenty five minute drive. It is here where our grandchildren learnt to ride, and we are still in the habit of going to watch the competitions, and the horses being trained. The Club House serves light snacks and wonderful coffee, and in the summer months it's lovely to sit outside with cool refreshments and watch the horses going through their paces. The head trainer is a friend of ours, and an excellent sportsman. He has competed in horse trials in England with Princess Ann, who as you probably know is an accomplished rider, and sportswoman.
The Riding School.
The Club House.
Jumping low fences.
Setting off for the bridle path.
Into the woods.
There are several bridle-paths for the seasoned riders.
Our friend with a young lady rider.
Horse blanket looked colourful hanging over the fence.