Matthews equestrian center - Gillingham, Kent - August 2017

atthews Equestrian Centre in Gillingham was started by Tony Rocco. Tony Rocco was a professional wrestler in the 70’s and was not very much into his horses. The Equestian Center was built in honor and memorial to his son who died of leukemia at a very young age.

Matthews Equestrian Centre featured heavily on the local tv at the time. There were a few big shows hosted there, however the council put the nail in the coffin of Matthews by refusing planning permission for more major shows.

Mr Rocco decided to leave it there to rot rather than redevelop it