Four-legged friends rein in record numbers at show

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Record entries and a crowd of enthusiastic supporters helped St Michael’s Hospice Riding Club raise £3,800 for the hospice at its annual horse and dog show.

There wer additional classes inserted into the schedule and more stalls attended this year than last.

The weather held fine for the event which emcouraged alot of entries on the day.

The Riding club is run by a small but dedicated committee that arrange small events during the year with the Annual Show being the ultimate event of the year. They all give alot of their time and are dedicated to making as much money for the hospice as possible.

The club is very grateful to all the judges and stewards that attend the show free of charge and St Michaels Hospice Riding Club work very hard during the day to ensure all classes are running to a high standard.

The main sponsors for the event are Littlewoods,Booker and Best,Barretts Landrover, Crown Roofing, Campbells, Wilmoths and 5 Dollar Shake.`There are then about another 20 businesses and individuals who sponsor the event. The jumps are loaned free of charge from the Rother Valley Riding Club who continue to support our club every year.

Last year we were able to give the hospice £7000 monies raised and this year we are hoping to meet this fantastic figure or even exceed it. In total over the years the Riding Club has been formed we have raised £21000 for the hospice.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in the day and Barbara will be getting round to you all to give you a personal thank you.

Finally thank you to the Observer for covering our event.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the club or would like to take up a sponsorship please contact barbaraeason@btinternet.com