New scholarship for talented young riders

Pupils at Polwhele House in Cornwall are saddling up this term with the help of a new riding scholarship.

The independent prep school in Truro is the only one in the region to have riding facilities on site and is keen to combine education and equestrian activities for budding riders.

Jo Lyall, the school’s riding Instructor, said: “Children of all ages have lessons and take part in many fun riding events.

“The more advanced also take part in competitions and riding clinics. To be able to expand this side of the riding school for both existing and new pupils through the introduction of scholarships is very exciting.”

The riding clinics also give pupils the chance to be taught by professional riders such as GB modern pentathlete and British tetrathlon champion, Chris Harris, and later this term, three-time Olympic medallist Mary King.

Ms Lyall added: “Having Mary King visit for a riding clinic is such an honour. Having a riding lesson with her is something our pupils will never forget.”

Pic: From left: Thalia, Year 7, Arnold the pony, and Fraser, Year 7.

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