Riding is a Knighton institution – at the moment we have fourteen ponies in the stables supervised by our full-time riding staff. Each session is an hour long: we alternate between lessons in our outdoor arena and hacks around the 600 acres of Bryanston park.
The girls bring in the ponies before breakfast (the pony bell rings at 7:30) and can visit, groom and chat to them during their free time. The stables are next door to the pet shed so many firm friendships are established between children and creatures great and small.
Regular events include handy pony competitions, combined training of dressage and showjumping (over the smart new jumps designed and built by a team of Knighton fathers) gymkhanas and tetrathlon.