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Bob Charles Riding School

Does anybody remember the riding school run by Bob Charles, a former Australian jockey. My memory is from pre- war (late 30s) when we went somewhere near what I believe was Tai Hang when I served in HK in the late 60s.


From the late 1930s, mention is made here of the Hong Kong Riding School being located on Tai Hang Road between Stubbs Road and Broadwood Road. 

Seems my memory is not too bad! My younger brother, Colin, and I were taught to ride by Bob in the years just prior to the war. It is also my impression that the horses were retired racehorses from the HKJC. I also believe my dad drew a pony in the draw but it was blind in one eye so couldn’t race and mother rode it in drag hunts at Fanling.