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More than 600 saddle up for Windsor Great Park Horseride

More than 600 saddle up for Windsor Great Park Horseride

More than 600 saddle up for Windsor Great Park Horseride

Horses and their riders flocked to Windsor Great Park for a chance to tackle a new course in the Queen's back garden.


The Windsor Great Park Horseride is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Lions Club of Windsor, which hosts the two-day event.

A total of 30 jumps were created to challenge riders of all abilities and more than 600 saddled up to give it a go on Saturday and Sunday.

The progress of each rider is tracked to monitor their success over the obstacles and each is also presented with a rosette on completion.

All of the money spent to put on the weekend is covered by The Shanly Foundation and everything raised goes directly to local causes.

The horseride regularly collects between £20,000 and £40,000, depending on the weather.

Ex-Windsor Lions president Simon Phillips said: "It's a fantastic opportunity, we love the Great Park for doing this.

"It's genuinely a privilege to be able to put this on."

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