ASHLANDS Primary School in Ilkley are off and running into the new academic year with a visit from a race horse.

A school spokespersons said: “We have had a visit from the race horse, Ziggy, and its companion Shetland pony, Teddy.

“As part of National Racehorse Week the horses from Jo Foster Racing’s yard came to school and met the children in Year 3 and 4.

“It was a wonderful experience for all the children who were able to ask many questions about horses and the racing industry.”

Ashlands Primary School Headteacher, Andrew Soutar added: “We are all recovering from the Covid 19 Pandemic, and the children have returned to school to more normality and have been hugely positive and optimistic.

“It has helped many of us adults not to listen to the ‘neigh sayers!”

Jo Foster also took her horses to visit staff and residents at care homes in Ilkley as part of National Racehorse Week.