Camilla meets Splash the horse at Clarence House

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The Duchess of Cornwall invited a horse to her home as she hosted a reception at Clarence House.

Splash, a 10-year-old cob belonging to the Ebony Horse Club, was among Camilla’s guests.

Clarence House reception
Clarence House reception

The event was held for supporters and beneficiaries of the community riding centre in Brixton, south London, which teaches riding and horse care.

It aims to help children learn new skills, develop aspirations and take on new responsibilities.

Camilla at Clarence House
Camilla at Clarence House

Camilla, who distracted Splash with a carrot when it decided to nibble the Clarence House lawn, called for an Ebony Horse Club to be set up in every major city.

The duchess said as she thanked the supporters: “Here it is now going from strength to strength.”

Camilla and guests
Camilla and guests

She added: “The only thing is we now need an Ebony Horse Club in every major city.”

This year, the club has provided 1,700 rides to 110 riders per week.

Camilla became president of the club in 2009.

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