Friday, October 3, 2008

Horse Riding School Opening in 2009

Young Singaporean are being encouraged to take up horse riding and other equestrian sports. To do so, the largest riding school that will be available to the general public is being built and will be ready by September 2009. That will be located just next to the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji. It will be built by Singapore Turf Club, on a 3 hectare site at S$24 million.

For the first time, riding will be offered as part of the school Co-Curricular Activity. School children who are interested in horse riding can try them and will be targeted at those aged between 8 and 18 years old.

There weill be a comphrehensive curriculum that includes lessons held in classrooms as well as practical lessons outdoor. They will also be taught about management of the sable and also caring for the horse. With this facility, riding lessons will also be more affordable in the future, at between S$15 to S$75 for a ride of 45 minutes.

So those who thought that horse riding has always been something not widely available in Singapore can brace themselves for lessons when the facility for school children is opened!

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