YOUNGSTERS at a riding school have been jumping for joy after receiving Olympic Legacy funding.

Mount Mascal Stables, in Vicarage Road, Bexley, applied for £25,000 to build a roof over the existing outdoor arena so it could be used all year round by its 389 members.

The cash was awarded by HOOF, an Olympic Legacy project being delivered by the British Equestrian Federation, to help riders, start, stay and succeed in the sport.

Owner of the stables, Alison Window, said: “A roof covering the surface enables us to offer greater opportunities to disadvantaged groups, facilitate more lessons, extend opening hours and finally to provide a suitable area for competitions.”

Gold medalist at the European Dressage Championships, Emile Faurie, visited the stables to celebrate the funding.