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Pretty in pink raises funds for charity

Twinstead, Essex. Annual Pink day at Twinstead Riding School of Breast Research UK Chrity Day - ANL-140727-221553009

Twinstead, Essex. Annual Pink day at Twinstead Riding School of Breast Research UK Chrity Day - ANL-140727-221553009

They were perfect in pink in Twinstead on Sunday when Twinstead Riding School staged its annual fund-raising day in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Ponies and horses were groomed and then garlanded and dressed in pink by their equally pink clad riders who then put them through their paces for the Sunday service and rosette awards.

Manes were plaited, hocks bandaged and bridles adorned for the event which has attracted growing support since it began six years ago.

Sunday raised £700 for the charity.

The annual event was suggested by the Rev Margaret King who came up with the idea of a fun day for the horses and this year 20 ponies and riders plus nearly 200 people joined in the equine capers.

The Rev King blessed the animals before presenting the rosettes for the pinkest pony, pinkest child, pinkest dog and pinkest spectator.

There was a small fete and raffle plus refreshments for locals and friends and families of the riders.

Carol McLernon, riding instructor, said: “The ponies were immaculately behaved and quite happy to take on all the pink. It’s been getting pinker with each year.”

The riding school in Pebmarsh Road is owned by Verity Stebbing and offers tuition, hacks. pony days and birthday parties. Contact the school at 01787 269283 or go to http://twinsteadridingschool.co.uk

 

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