Unbridled enthusiasm seen at Pyramids hobby horse event

Shopping centre celebrates the start of the racing season
Pyramids Shopping Centre has quite possibly found the next generation of athletes, as more than 100 children became hobby horse jockeys at Birkenhead’s very own Grand National-inspired event, ‘Pyramids Paddock’.
To celebrate the launch of this year’s Aintree horse-race spectacular, Pyramids turned St Werburghs Square into a competition space, where young riding fans took part in equestrian-themed games such as relay races, dressage heats and obstacle courses. Every competitor was awarded with a rosette and a chocolate treat for their efforts, with jockeys who took the chequered flag getting a chance to stand on the winners’ podium.
“Pyramids Paddock was a brilliant way for the whole family to kick off the racing season,” said shopping centre director, Derek Millar. “The little ones showed bags of talent, speed, skill and agility in each of the rounds, and maybe the event sparked a child’s interest in taking up horse riding. We might even see them competing professionally one day.
“Everyone had a brilliant time and with all receiving a memento from the day, there were no long faces in sight. It was such a pleasure to host another fun-packed event at Pyramids and thank you to all who came and enjoyed it with us.”