MBA helps Landmarks create horse-riding area with rubber flakes donation

Hannah Esberger riding horse

MBA Polymers has donated 20 tonnes of rubber flakes to Landmarks College as a top layer for a new horse riding area, also known as a manège. The custom-built area was opened by international dressage professional Hannah Esberger at the college’s ‘Summer Fayre’ on 27th June 2014. Landmarks, which provides specialist education for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, will use the manège to help learners improve their riding skills in a safe environment.

“We’re delighted to help Landmarks expand its horse-riding facilities for young people,” says Paul Mayhew, MBA’s Global Sourcing Manager. “We consistently seek to create value from the by-products of our processing plants and support organisations providing progressive services to the community.”

Hannah Esberger opening manège

Landmarks thanked Mayhew for the generous donation, adding that it was his offer that prompted them to proceed with the whole project. The new area will help the college move towards its goal of being an outstanding centre for riding and horse care activities for young people with learning needs, Landmarks representatives said.

Based near the MBA Polymers plant in Worksop, UK, Landmarks runs vocational courses in animal care, horticulture, conservation, woodwork and ceramics, as well as covering important life skills topics. The manège opening event included a dressage display by Esberger, as well as a riding display performed by some of the college’s learners and their horses.

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