HORSE lovers had cheesy grins after the arrival of a new steed at a riding school.
Nine-year-old mare Primula was given a home at Washington Riding Centre thanks to Kavli, the company that produces squeezy cheese of the same name.
The grey horse arrived after being donated by The Kavli Trust – which supports Tyne and Wear Riding for the Disabled, based at the centre – and was quick to nuzzle her way into her new home.
Younger visitors to the riding centre, including Abigail Pratt, 10, of Washington, wasted no time in making a fuss of Primula, and enjoying testing her equine expertise in horse show categories including tack and turnout, as well as jumping.
Centre administrator Eileen Curley said: “We’re delighted to welcome Primula to the centre. She has arrived during a very exciting week as we enjoy our annual show.
“We’re very grateful to The Kavli Trust for their continued support, and this is a welcome donation following previous funding of new stables last year.”
Kavli, which is based on the team Valley, in Gateshead, is owned by The Kavli Trust, which uses profits to support good causes in the UK and abroad.