Wimbledon Common: Horse Riding & Pony Trails

Wimbledon Common: Horse Riding & Pony Trails

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1980
Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 Halcyon of Bushey
Picture Reference Wim_​20_​2-1
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History For centuries, Wimbledon Common has been used for the riding
and grazing of horses.

During the 17th & 18th Centuries,
there were even regular race meetings, with riders competing
for prizes such as the ‘King’s Plate’.

The Conservators have created designated horse-tracks and exercise rings, covering more then fifteen miles of the Common and are often gravel covered, to prevent erosion.

Many local riding schools are located within a short distance of the Common, making regular use
of the open ground for riding lessons, pony-trekking and horse-shows.

The Wimbledon branch
of the Pony-Club and the
Kingston & District Riding Club
also use the Common for Competitive sport.

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