CHILDREN have fulfilled their ambitions of riding a pony at an after school club.

Staff from Leigh CE Primary School on Henrietta Street, took its "Pony Clubbers" on a trip where 10 pupils rode, groomed and handled ponies.

The club previously learnt about horse welfare and general horsemanship before putting their skills into practice.

The children could not contain their delight as their rode the horses and quickly realised there is a lot more to riding that just sitting on the horse.

A spokesman for the school said: "Living in an urban area, many of our pupils have limited experience of the countryside.

"This club is just one of the many ways in which, we as a school, provide wider opportunities for our children."