Tenterden teenager Ivy Parsons pays tribute to her late grandfather by naming new equestrian arena in his honour
A small equestrian arena has been established on a Tenterden farm, with local race horse trainer Justin Parsons and his wife Melanie setting up the new arena for their daughter Ivy and other rural riders to enjoy.
Clear View Equestrian held their first show jumping training day on the property with 11 riders taking part on Sunday.
The name Clear View came about after Ivy’s late grandfather and former horse trainer Paul Parsons, handed down his number plates to the 15-year-old with Clear View on them before he passed away last year.
Melanie said Ivy wanted to call the venue Clear View in memory of her grandfather.
Ivy, a passionate equestrian competitor, can now train and use the facility rather than travel hundreds of kilometres, and other riders from Cranbrook, Frankland, Mt Barker, Tenterden and surrounds can also use the centre.
“We started to find that everywhere was a long way to travel,” Melanie Parsons said.
“We had the basic set-up on the farm and thought we would centralise a centre for everyone, it’s not a world-beater.
“It’s hard work to keep travelling, this is more of a low-key centre.
“We will start running some unofficial shows along with training days and clinics and it will get bigger.”
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