09:00AM, Tuesday 15 September 2015
Riders from across the South-east and further afield took their horses through a nine-mile picturesque course at Windsor Great Park in the Lions Club of Windsor’s charity ride.
On Saturday and Sunday a total of 565 entrants took on the Windsor Great Park Cross Country Horseride, tackling both jumping and flat courses.
Lions Club member and entries secretary for the horse ride, John Jenkins, said the event went ‘brilliantly’ with the weather holding out, and equal amounts of entrants across the two days.
“We’ve had no injuries, somebody fell off in the water jump which was quite amusing but no one was injured.
“The feedback from the riders was just fantastic. We had a rider from Pembrokeshire in west Wales, we had riders from Cambridge and around there, Kent, Essex and down from the midlands. It’s amazing how far these people will travel to come here.”
John reckons the Great Park’s landscape is a big draw to riders.
“It’s idyllic,” he said.
“The vast majority of people, they do not get the opportunity to do it, so this is a wonderful chance.”
Liquid Leisure Windsor has issued a statement following the death of an 11-year-old girl at the water park on Saturday afternoon.