I too have memories of Mathews riding school. I took my young family to see a "wild west" style show. At one point a rider had to jump through a flaming hoop. The fire in the hoop spread to some loose hay on the ground and the fire spread quite quickly, all attempts to extinquish the fire initially seemed doomed. My instinct - which was obviously shared by all spectators - was to get my children out quickly. The fire was eventually brought under control, but to this day, I've never been so frightened in all my life.