Saddle up for new Borders riding school

KIngs1Equine enthusiast Judith King is about to launch a new Borders enterprise that will bring the joys of equestrianism to a new generation.

Kings Equestrian – which celebrates its first anniversary in May with the opening of an indoor school –  the culmination of a life long ambition.

Based on her husband’s family farm at Gospel Hall just outside Jedburgh, Kings Equestrian aims to provide a centre of excellence teaching youngsters how to ride and equestrian skills.

New indoor riding school facilities developed at Gospel Hall Farm will offer a wide ranging programme of activities. “It’s a dream come true for me. I have always been around horses and at one time had thought of becoming a primary school teacher. Now I can combine the best of both worlds.

“The main thrust of the new venture is to provide classes for young children aged from three-years-old upwards to introduce them to the world of equestrianism and teach them how to ride.

“We have experienced resident ponies they can use or they can bring their own. We plan to augment riding school activities with pony days, show jumping classes, stable management sessions and summer camps,” explained Judith who is also Chairman of Jedburgh & District Riding Club.

Kings Equestrian will also offer a service to manage problem horses and young horses. “We’ll be taking them in for schooling and breaking in at the centre which also benefits from being surrounded by wonderful hacking countryside,” she added.

Plans are being made to make facilities at Kings Equestrian available to visitors holidaying in the Borders.

More information about Kings Equestrian is available from Judith on 07742 516125 and at

A bit special: Kings Equestrian founder Judith King with daughters Anna aged 7 (left) and Lucy, 10 are counting down to the launch of their indoor riding school in May.

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