Saddle up for an action-packed Easter holiday

AN action-packed Easter is in store at The Pegasus Centre.

In conjunction with Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure (BVAL), the Tranwell facility has arranged for a range of activities, aimed at children, to take place during the two-week school holiday.

The outdoor pursuits for able-bodied and disabled youngsters include an archery day, pony riding and bike rides.

Centre Manager Martin Peagam said: “We are looking forward to providing some exciting and enjoyable events for youngsters. They will discover new and fun activities.”

On Monday, Pegasus is offering children aged eight and over the opportunity to try their hand at archery.

The session, which will take place from 10am to noon, will be led by skilled instructors. The cost is £3 per person.

Next is an opportunity to learn about horse-grooming and ride one of the centre’s ponies on Thursday, April 5, between 9am and noon.

The cost is £30 per person and places are limited.

A Pegasus Adventure Day on Wednesday, April 11, is aimed particularly at those with disabilities aged between five to 19.

Part of BVAL’s Ability2Play initiative, the centre will provide facilities for horse-related activities as well as bike rides, archery and other outdoor pursuits. They will be held from 10am to 3pm.

There is also an event for adults and young people in the Indoor Riding Arena on Monday.

Hannah Dawson, who runs Hannah Dawson Equine, will deliver a seminar on the clicker training technique that is fast gaining in popularity throughout the horse world.

She will demonstrate how it can be used to solve behavioural problems, teach horses to be calm and polite around food and treats, improve the connection and responses while riding and start a young horse under saddle effectively.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £15.

For more information about this or the Easter activities and to make a booking, which is essential, telephone 01670 518219.