Dressage Fund Raiser – Guide dogs for the blind.

On Bank Holiday Monday we made our first ever visit to Swallowfield Equestrian Centre to shoot the charity dressage show which was raising money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. What a mammoth day it turned out to be – first rider in at 9 a.m. sharp and the last one in at 7 p.m.! Non-stop dressage action all day. Anita and I were mightily impressed both with the venue and the organisation of the event. For those that haven’t been, Swallowfield Equestrian is a very smart, modern facility with a brilliant International sized indoor arena, a similar sized out door ring and a cross country course.

The event was organised by the truly inspirational Laura Turner who has been registered as blind since birth. She has recently had her life changed since receiving her first guide-dog – Hester. Last year, Laura was selected as a Paralympic torch bearer and not content with organising today’s excellent event, she went on to finish third in today’s Elementary 44 test.

We were delighted to play our small part in raising funds for such a worthy cause.

The photos from the dressage show are now online and, if you bought a picture from us on the day you will find a copy on our Facebook page, so don’t forget to tag yourself.

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