21 Dec '11, 2pm

STC Riding Centre spurs interest in horse riding

STC Riding Centre spurs interest in horse riding

SINGAPORE : The Singapore Turf Club (STC) Riding Centre was the venue for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, and since that big event, the Centre has seen a 34 per cent increase in rider population. The Centre in Kranji now boasts 1,100 riders, with the figures still growing monthly. There are currently 41 horses at the stables of the STC Riding Centre. Of them, four were part of the 38 horses imported from Australia for the Youth Olympic Games. The horses have become a hit with riders. While the big show is over for these equine athletes, they have helped create a bigger impact for the sport in Singapore. Andrew Dunn, chief riding instructor at the STC Riding Centre, said: "I think it's an interest in equestrian sport really. It is something that a lot of local children haven't had a chance to take up. "Previously, it was always seen as something a little bit elit...

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