Sheila Shaw Riding School, Cricket Green

Sheila Shaw Riding School, Cricket Green

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Advertiser
Picture Reference Mit_​Sport_​12-1
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Notes / History Sheila Shaw Riding School, Cricket Green, Mitcham in the 1960s.

Horse–riding has been a popular sport for centuries. Generations of youngsters, particularly those from wealthy backgrounds, have been taught to ride as preparation for hunting and warfare in later life.

Until fairly recently, horse-riding was regarded as a male orientated sport. This may be because it was only considered ladylike for women to ride ’side-saddle’, a rather awkward and uncomfortable position, particularly for a rider encumbered by layers
of heavy skirts.

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