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London Horse Network helps horse escape their fear of fireworks

EBONY Horse Club in Brixton, London, were offered a free temporary home at Moorwards Farm, in West London, to escape fireworks in the surrounding housing estates.

Both groups are part of the London Horse Network an Olympic Legacy Project from the British Equestrian Federation.

Ebony Horse Club director, Ros Spearing explained: "Our riders were able to experience new surroundings and enjoyed riding across fields for the first time."

Having established a connection, Moorwards Farm, a new training centre in Iver Heath, West London, is to also play host to the horses in December while the Club takes a role as charity of the year at Olympia Horse Show.

Equestrian Director at Moorwards Farm, Jodie Maile, said: "I'm keen on establishing Moorwards Farm as a leading training centre in West London but also on generating links with neighbouring riding schools as I believe success depends on our working together."

David Gadsby, London representative of the British Equestrian Federation which supports the London Horse Network as part of its legacy programme, Hoof, said: "This generous act really exemplifies the spirit of the network and the legacy London 2012 is bringing to equestrianism in the capital."

To find out more about Hoof in your region visit www.hoofride.co.uk