Juddmonte Farms BHEST day a success
For the third successive year, Juddmonte Farms welcomed a group of 40 children from a local school on a visit organised through the British Horseracing & Education Standards Trust's 'Racing to School' initiative.
As part of their visit, on Thursday 12th June, the group visited the stallion unit, where they met Frankel and some of the other Juddmonte stallions, as well as George the stable cat.
They also met mares and foals around the farm and learnt more about the lifecycle and management of the thoroughbred, with the opportunity to have a go at mixing horse feed, weigh and measure a mare and foal and record their identification markings, amongst other activities.
Racing to School is a free educational programme for young people, developed with the aim of bringing the sport of horseracing to the attention of a younger audience in a fun and interactive way whilst also making references to elements of the National Curriculum.
The programme supports over 10,000 children each year, including many who are disadvantaged, providing unique learning opportunities that include behind the scenes visits to local racecourses, studs and trainers' yards.
For further information about the BHEST Racing to School programme visit www.bhest.co.uk