Following the success of equestrian sport at the Tokyo Olympics, three-time Olympic medalist Tina Cook and her horse, Billy the Red, surprised an inner-city community project in Brixton. The Ebony Horse Club is a program dedicated to improving the education and aspirations of young people through contact with horses. One particularly unique feature of this program is its location. Set right in the heart of Brixton, a vibrant district in South London with Caribbean roots, horses find themselves against a backdrop of apartment buildings. Ebony Horse Club was opened with the assistance of charitable donations and lottery funding in 2011. The Club is the brainchild of Ros Spearing, who drew on her experience as a single mother whose life had been shaped by horses in conceptualizing the idea of bringing access to more youth in the community.
Want to learn more about the impact the Ebony Horse Club is having? Click here to read a great profile.
Happy Thursday, Horse Nation. We hope your day is filled with a few happy surprises. Go riding!