Demolished / No longer exists
(Marker position is approximate)
Bob Tatz remembers the riding school was somewhere between Hung Hom and Kowloon City in the 1930s.
Can anyone confirm where it was located?
Moddsey has traced the development of this site at http://gwulo.com/comment/29991#comment-29991
It has changed names several times over the years.
Is this the same riding
Is this the same riding school that is mentioned in Betty Steele's diary? Writing about 1932/3, she says:
At this time a riding-school was started at Kai Tak in Kowloon by Captain Daniloff, a White Russian ex-Cossack Officer. I joined the classes, with Audrey, Eve, Margaret, Rosemary, Eileen Bonnar,
Edna and Kathleen. We Hong Kong girls were not much good at riding the frisky China ponies, because most of us got thrown. Captain Daniloff must have been most disappointed in us! I was the first to give up this alarming exercise, and soon for us the riding lessons ended!
Riding School at Ma Tau Kok
An article about the Hong Kong Riding School at Ma Tau Kok can be read here Scroll to page 11. HK Daily Press 10 July 1933 refers. I would suggest the marker be nudged to the junction of Ma Tau Kok and Ma Tau Wai Roads.