equestrian centre steps in to save disappointed children
Horse Society (BHS) approved Glen Tanar Equestrian Centre, near
Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, has stepped in to save a group of young
horse riders from being disappointed following the cancellation
of a trip to France. The six youngsters from across England were
expecting to spend a week in Normandy, joining in a festival of
riding tracing the routes used by William the Conqueror, but two
weeks before they were due to depart the French organisers were
forced to cancel the event.
BHS, who dealt with the initial invitation, was aware of how disappointed
the riders would be, and asked Jacqueline Rider of Glen Tanar Equestrian
if it was possible for the group to spend a week riding in the outstanding
countryside around Glen Tanar. Jacqueline was delighted to help
out and so all the youngsters have been enjoying the rugged scenery
of the Grampians seen from the back of a horse.
Jones, BHS head of competitions, who was organising the group to
go to France, said, "The children had really been looking forward
to their trip and it was very disappointing for all concerned when
the organisers had to cancel. Jacqueline has been a great help and
I am sure that the riding at Glen Tanar has more than made up for
missing the festival in France."