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Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre Launch Social Group for Young People


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Calling all Young People aged 13-18; a new Young Equestrians group has opened in your area!

The latest riding centre to join the Nationwide project launched by The Pony Club in partnership with Hoof is the Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre.

The new group is based at Nottinghamshire and is open to all, you don’t have to be a Pony Club Member or even be able to ride to join.

Young Equestrians groups provide participants with the choice and freedom to try different activities as well as the opportunity to develop their equestrian skills and have time to socialise with friends.

This group are keen to try their hand at a range of sports, so started their group with a golf taster session at Barlborough Links Golf Club and have since visited i-Jump, Mansfield.

Piper Mawkes, 16: “I absolutely love Young Equestrians; I’ve only been to one activity so far and can’t believe how much I enjoyed it! It’s such a great opportunity for teenagers to take part in; I am really looking forward to all the activities planned”

Sharon Tolley, Proprietor: “I couldn’t be more honoured to be part of an initiative that encourages young people into sports and to work alongside great organisations like the BEF and The Pony Club. I love nothing more than creating exciting, social events for young people to make new friends and be introduced to new sports that they otherwise may not try. It’s amazing how talented some of our young people have been at sports that they never even thought of trying. I can’t wait for the year ahead!”

Activities such as kickboxing, go karting, badminton and clay pigeon shooting are next in store for the Young Equestrians. The group meet fortnightly on Friday evenings.

There are currently over 90 Young Equestrian clubs in the UK, with new ones opening every month. The clubs can be set up by riding schools accredited to a British Equestrian Federation Member Body, such as The Pony Club, or within Pony Club Branches. Thanks to Sport England Funding, those that sign up will be given support for their club through marketing materials, session ideas and audience insight.