Tess is the featured pony this month (April 2014)




Tess was born in 2003.  She is a black mare approx 14HH and a Native Pony (Fell X)


Tess was bred in Penrith and when she was old enough she was broken to ride and sold on. She was mostly hacked but has done some schooling and jumping before coming to the Washington Riding Centre in November 2013.


One of our riders Liz Gandy actually bought Tess and donated her to the Centre.  At the time we had sadly lost a few ponies and Liz said that after all she had gained herself from the Centre she wanted to put something back.


Tess is now 11 years old which is a great age because she is young and fit but has several years experience.  She is a great asset to the school because she is forward going and has a lovely jump, ideal for the young rider who wants to do more advanced riding.


We hope Tess will be with us for many years to come and lots of people will benefit from Liz’s generosity.