Members of the Horse Complex Feldman Ecopark participated in the autumn Festival of equestrian trick art “Centaurs-2,” which was held in the first weekend of October in the Kyivan Rus’ Park. This annual event brings together both best horse stuntmen of Ukraine, and numerous people, who come to see dizzy tricks performed by our riders. Besides, young Kharkiv citizens demonstrated their skill to the public. According to their coach Vladyslav Smalenii, performances of the Feldman Ecopark’s team were highly appreciated by colleagues and repeatedly caused grandstand applauses.
We participate in the festival “Centaurs” for the third time. We performed in 2018 and in spring 2019. This fall, our team comprised six riders. All girls – Daria Maksymenko, Anastasiya Zhezheri, Nataliia Kravchenko, Diana Kuzmenyuk, Lyliia Drokyna and Nataliia Tabulets. Girls competed with the best stuntmen from the leading horse-stunt collectives of Ukraine and, according to them, put up a good show. Skill of our sportsmen grows with each performance, and we increasingly compete to be the best, – Vladyslav Smalenii, the head of the Centre of non-Olympic Equestrian Sport of the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark told.
It should be reminded that the Horse Complex is one of the main structural units in the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark. It includes the group of classic equestrian sports, centre for non-Olympic equestrian sports, horse theatre and pony club. It should be also reminded that the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark is one of Ukraine’s largest non-governmental out-of-school education institutions: the number of its members has already exceeded 1,000 children. In summer, when the Children’s Health and Education Camp is open in the Social and Humanitarian Multi-Complex, more than 10,000 children are attending the Academy.