Wry Rye horse wins comedy gold

Wally with his award for funniest anecdote
Wally with his award for funniest anecdote

Owners in Rye are celebrating after their rescue horse was crowned winner of the ‘Funniest Anecdote’ in the World Horse Welfare’s annual Rehomed Horse of the Year Awards.

Roger and Trish Pickett’s horse Wally stole the show with his tricks that included weeing on command, stealing Roger’s stick and carrying logs around the field.

“He is mischievous, loves life and, at the same time, a real gentleman,” Trish said.

“Wally responds so well to love and kindness and returns both in abundance.

“He is a real joy and we are so blessed to have him with us.”

Olympic dressage rider and former British Olympic Team captain Richard Davison judged the category.

Richard put Wally in the top spot thanks to his entertaining antics.

“I just loved the images of Wally peeing on command, and removing Dad’s walking stick,” he said.

“It must be chaotic ensuring Wally pees precisely on cue, while Dad is sending Maydays from halfway down the field because his walking stick has been removed.

“What must the neighbours think?”

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