12th October 2004

 

INDOOR RIDING ARENA FOR RISEHOLME

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Chilly horse riders at the University of Lincoln will be able to keep warm this winter.

 

The university is currently constructing a new indoor riding arena for use by its equine students at Riseholme Park.

 

Construction of the building, which is 25 metres wide and 60 metres long, started at the beginning of September and is due for completion in early December, at a cost of £250,000.

 

It is a collaboration of architectural design by both Eddlethorpe Equestrian Services Ltd and the university’s own team of designers, UL Architects.

 

The building is the latest development at the campus and will complement two existing outdoor arenas which were built two years ago.

 

“The indoor riding arena will make riding lessons much easier and more enjoyable for riders, instructors and the horses over the winter,” said Amy Richardson, Equine Unit Manager.

 

“The Equine Department’s existing riding school houses 28 school horses in two American barns, and has a separate DIY yard for an additional 20 horses. We also run our own small breeding programme.

 

“Next year we plan to organise a series of events and competitions which will bring more people to Riseholme Park.”

 

Around 120 equine students will benefit from the construction of the new building, and events and clinics for the general public are planned for the future.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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