MEET OUR HORSES
Ambury Park's horses are an essential part of our riding therapy programmes. Every child who attends the Centre, either as a part-time rider or as a full-time student in our school, is assigned a horse. The horse/child interaction is both physical and psychological. The way the child bonds with his or her horse is the cornerstone of our successful programmes.
Some of the horses have been with us a long time, others are relatively new. We have both mares and geldings, and a variety of different breeds. Each horse has a distinct personality and, depending on a number of factors, is used for therapy rides, or by our full-time students, or both of these.
OUR HORSE OF THE MONTH
Height: 15.2hh Bay crossbred mare. Amara has been at the Centre since 2009. She is in training for both the full time students and part time therapy riders. She loves having her neck rubbed and enjoys cantering.
Amara is looking for sponsorship
Teka (Brightwater Chiqilton)
This recent arrival has an abundance of presence. A 14.1 hh (144cm) Gypsy Cob has arrived at Ambury, and got on with the job. There's many an argument over who is going to groom and ride her.
What a gem. This very cute piebald pony stands at 14.2 hh (147cm) and his can do attitude allows him to do his job as well as it did when he was competing in his earlier years.
Magpie is kindly sponsored by the Kelliher Charitable Trust
Lorry (Golden Delight)
Mostly black ex-racer standardbred gelding Lorry came on lease to us in 2023 to keep fit until his family can ride again. Nothing bothers him after his racing days. This 14hh fella is a true delight!
This 15.3 hh Clydesdale mare needed some TLC when she first arrived at Ambury in 2022. As sweet as her name suggests, Manuka loves belly scratches and is the perfect size for our riders whose physical needs require a heavier horse.
Sarah (Serenity Wishaw)
We are lucky to have this 16 hh (162cm), pretty bay Clydesdale mare who has as much to teach as she has to learn. She has settled into her work more each day. Her calm personality draws people to her, and she enjoys the fuss.
Tommy (Thomson Rhapsody)
One of the kindest horses you could wish to meet. A big boy at 16.3 hh (170cm), he can adapt for a walk over the farm to a dressage arena in the blink of an eye, as he changes his tempo to suit his rider.
Tommy was purchased by UPS Power Solutions and is kindly sponsored by Kelliher Charitable Trust.