Henley Brook: horse centre giving kids a stable experience


Children from Edmund Rice Centre Odette Nibigira, |Fatoumata Toure, Immaculate Niyokwizera, Mediatrice Nzoyikorera enjoy time with Missy Moo the pony.
Children from Edmund Rice Centre Odette Nibigira, |Fatoumata Toure, Immaculate Niyokwizera, Mediatrice Nzoyikorera enjoy time with Missy Moo the pony.

A HENLEY Brook riding school is enriching the lives of disadvantaged children from the Edmund Rice Centre.

Alchemy Equestrian owner Jenny Manuel has opened her property to kids from the centre to offer a unique horse experience and to help teach them about the animals.

She said the partnership between the centre and her riding school would become a regular thing, with different children coming out to meet the horses each time.

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“It’s great seeing the kids around the horses and being able to give them to opportunity to learn about them and help brush and look after them,” she said.

“They have such joy on their faces when they see the horses and you can see the connection they have with them.

“We’re hoping we can get some of them riding soon too.”