Mal Yates, Chairman of Garston Masonic Hall and a member of Trinity Lodge No 3257, visited Park Palace Ponies to present Voluntary Director Bridget Griffin with a cheque from the lodge for £500.
During Mal’s visit, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Mark Blundell attended to present Park Palace Ponies with The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups and one of the last the late Queen bestowed.
Park Palace Ponies is a riding school based in an old music hall in Mill Street in Liverpool and was opened in April 2017 to provide an opportunity for children between the ages of seven to 10 to learn how to ride and learn what is involved in caring for a pony.
The team behind the hugely popular Park Palace Ponies is now aiming to open a second riding school in South Liverpool this summer. They have found the perfect location on a plot of land in Aigburth to house a new arena, stables and eight ponies where youngsters who have already learned basic riding skills will be able to move on to the next level.
Voluntary Director Bridget Griffin, who is also a founder member of the Park Palace Ponies, says they hope to be able to bring some magic of the ponies to other parts of the city.