Disguised horseback riding challenge in Staffordshire raises money for charity



The riders started their challenge around 12:30 p.m. and finally finished around 3:00 p.m. after completing 100 laps of the Cannock Equestrian Court run by Laura Wells.

They managed to raise a total of £ 468 via a JustGiving page and plan to donate half of the funds to the Captain Sir Tom Moore charity and the other half to the mental health charity MIND.

The Captain Sir Tom Moore 100 Challenge was started by his family to mark what would have been his 101st birthday.

Laura, a 40-year-old mother of two, who runs LAW Equestrian and rents the yard to Jacquie Halford, said: “We decided to participate in the Captain Sir Tom Moore Memorial 100 Challenge and invited the staff and the customers to come dressed like superheroes or national health personnel and the fancy dress outfits were fantastic.

“Kids and adults alike participated and it was a really fun day.

“People really got into the spirit of the event and dressed the part.

“It was really beyond our expectations and the outfits were really amazing.

“I have red hair and dressed as Poison Ivy and my daughter, Ella Freeman, seven, dressed as Wasp from The Avengers movie, and my son, Liam Freeman, 13, as a doctor.

“In all, 25 people took part in the challenge.

“We decided to share the money raised with MIND because we believe that people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, as well as children, benefit greatly from the presence of horses.

“Fortunately the weather was good and we raised a total of £ 468 which will be shared between the two charities.”


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