Ebony Horse Club now have their steeds on site

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by xsunnysuex, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    our new residents of Brixton. I was woken up this morning to lots of neighing. Looked from my balcony to see these beauties. Ebony Horse Club has truly arrived. :)

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  2. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I'm all tingly with friday night horse rustling anticipation.
     
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  3. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    It's lovely seeing them there. But I do worry about their safety. I do hope they have security guards there when it's closed.
     
  4. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Their houses look a bit threadbare. I hope it doesn't rain. Ever.
     
  5. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Those are the supply stores I think. The stables are out of shot. ;)
     
  6. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    Ooh.. what a lovely scene (and sound) to wake up to.. Marvellous.
     
  7. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Where do they ride them? (Apart from the paddock) :(
     
  8. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Well the club is in a big green area, so maybe they will ride them there. But the paddock area is quite big.
     
  9. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I am so pleased. Ebony has been going for years and for this to finally happen is brilliant....fair play to Ros Spearing for sticking with it for so long.
     
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  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    is that Wyck Gardens/Loughborough Road area?
     
  11. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Yep.
     
  12. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Actually I'm going to change the thread title. I originally thought you were introducing a new poster to the boards, There are people here who are Ebony Horse Club Fans who would love to add to this thread.
     
  13. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    Wow, that's so brilliant. I'm really pleased for them :)
     
  14. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    I was down there a few weeks ago and a woman who lives in Kemble House told me that god knows she loves horses so brought them to her.
     
  15. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    God hasn't delivered me any beefy gentlemen yet :mad:
     
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  16. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Are you a committed christian?
     
  17. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    I could be...
     
  18. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Two 5-year old chestnut mares and a pony. Allegedly five more are arriving tomorrow..... There are nine stalls in all.
     
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  19. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    They've hit their first hurdle :( One of the horses got sick on the way down to Brixton and is in a veterinary hospital with pneumonia :(
    One of the girls on my estate who is really into Horse Club told me this.
    If anyone feels like throwing a bit of dosh their way, I'm sure it wouldn't go amiss.
    http://www.ebonyhorseclub.org.uk/help-ebony-riding-club.htm
     
  20. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    New pics.

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  21. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It's just so, so great, in so many ways. Totally, totally.
     
  22. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    it's surreal. can you get close enough to actually see the horses?
     
  23. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Yep, the site isn't that big really. I've only cycled past 2-3 times since the four-legged influx but there always seem to be some horses out of their stable being groomed or un/saddled or even ridden. There may also be something of a policy of sending one of the girls over to chat with you if you stare through the fence for a bit :hmm:

    I presume there's more horsey action after school or at weekends.

    Horses are just so ridiculously beautiful as well as calming...
     
  24. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I'm pretty sure they do stuff on weekdays daytime. I know a young woman who works as a volunteer there on days she's not at college or working in a paid job. I think there may be stuff afoot for stuff with kids with disabilities iirc. Ebony Horse Club has been going for ages and has transformed lots of young lives. Having their own horses in Brixton has been something they've been working towards for years.
     
  25. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Sadly Annie, the sick horse, died :(

    Three new steeds have arrived however and Ebony now has Millie, Beau, Ivan, Indigo, Joli, Fudge, Bluey and Blaze. Those that didn't make the grade are Spangles, who had a foot problem and has been retired. Bob wasn't suitable, not schooled enough for the kids.
     
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

  27. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

  28. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Well done to Ros, eh?! She's worked tirelessly for this for years and so many kids have benefited. The club has done so much additional work with young people and their families, way over and above what it says it does on the tin. BTW, they are going to host birthday parties there as a means of generating income, so spread the word.
     
  29. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Absolutely. It's amazing to think how they tirelessly hung on for so many years. In over 30 years of living in the area I've seen so many good groups fall by the wayside because of how hard it is to keep going. The hurdles placed in front of voluntary groups are endless.
     
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  30. Ninjaprints

    Ninjaprints Well-Known Member

    Nice to see and hear at the end of the street, though defiately been a few comments about the smell ;)

    hopefully it will be a big success
     
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