A school for children with physical disabilities in Sussex is appealing for someone to donate a pony for the children’s riding lessons after their much loved pony Lela died.

Horse riding is very important to the 80 pupils at Chailey Heritage School in Lewes, East Sussex, who suffer from cerebral palsy and a range of other disabilities.

Lela had been with the school for thirteen years and was an important part of school life. The children ride in an all-weather arena on site at the school.

Riding instructor Michelle Quibell said: “Lela was a very special pony who touched the hearts of everyone she met and brought such joy and happiness. She also brought such fun to the adults who rode her.”

Michelle says they’d love to have a pony which is placid but sturdy.

If anyone feels they can help, please call Michelle on 07949 698460.