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Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre, an Olympic Legacy project

Posted on 22nd May 2013 in Equine Management, HE News, Higher Education

Guests, at an event held on 16th May 2013, had the opportunity for a preview and tour of the Royal Greenwich Equestrian Centre, an Olympic Legacy project involving a partnership between Hadlow College and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The centre's facilities include Monarch stabling for 27 horses, an indoor riding arena, outdoor manege and wash-down and farrier/treatment areas.  The impressive rehabilitation unit includes a self-contained equine spa (one of the most advanced units of this type in the UK), a 25metre equine swimming pool, solaria, a laboratory, treadmills, horse-walker, hydrotherapy unit and a dedicated science lab.

Paul Hannan, Principal of Hadlow College, gave the welcoming address. Presentations were given by Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, the College's Director of Finance and Resources, and Councillor Denise Hyland, theCabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Mark Lumsdon-Taylor commented:  'We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council.  We have created something new, very different and lasting - the word ‘lasting’ is very important - which offers enduring opportunities for young people.'

Guests included Clive Efford the Shadow Minister for Sport, representatives of the British Equestrian Federation and Sport England and delegates representing numerous equestrian bodies and industry sectors.

In September this year the centre will commence a BSc (Hons) degree in Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation plus some some Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma courses, in addition to the part-time courses already up-and-running.

For further information about our courses please come along to the next course information evening at our Greenwich site on Wednesday 5th June 5:00pm - 7:00pm or phone 0500 551434.

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