A new team member has galloped into the riding school at Deen City Farm - after a helping hand from the owners of the Wimbledon Guardian.

The school has bought a new horse with cash donated by the Gannett Foundation, a fund set up by the publishers of this newspaper.

The currently un-named seven-year-old was bought from a trader near Brighton earlier this month. He will not be introduced to pupils at the riding school for another few weeks, as staff need time to make sure he is fully prepared for lessons at the Windsor Avenue farm.

A £9,682 donation was handed to the school, which offers affordable riding lessons to children and young people, in December. The new horse will join 11 others that provide lessons to hundreds of riders seven days a week.