Horsey confrontation with a pig leads to charity ride postponement.

10:58 13 April 2014

Bicton Horse Trials action

Bicton Horse Trials action

Archant

Disaster struck a local horse riders bid to take part in a major fundraising initiative, writes Steve Birley.

Rousdon, near Lyme Regis-based Jennie Salter, together with Sidmouth-based Liz Tancock were set to join paraplegic rider, and former leading lady jockey, Sarah Gaisford, from Buckfastleigh in South Devon, on an historic journey.

Sarah was set to take on the Liberty Trails Dartmoor Challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund last Saturday (April 12), but disaster struck when Sarah and her horse Gypsy met a pig when getting themselves fit for the ride; Gypsy took a dislike to the pig and Sarah ended up falling off and breaking her ankle!

Our best wishes go to Sarah to speedily get over this latest injury woe and the ride will now takes place on Sunday, September 7.

As the old saying goes: “Every cloud has a silver lining!”, and postponement gives Jennie the chance to raise more money for this worthy cause.

You can support the venture via www.justgiving/Jennie-Salter1

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

08:55
Honiton ladies in Yetton Plate action. Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear and Carol Smith watching the last wood of their 18-16 win.

Honiton ladies have bowled their way into the final of the Yetton Plate national championship, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
08:51
Football generic picture

Dunkeswell went down 4-2 on their visit to title-chasing Kentisbeare in their latest Fresha League Division Six meeting.

Read more
08:49
Mark Courtney congratulates James Flory on his glider solo at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

James Flory from Culmstock, who joined Devon and Somerset Gliding Club in the autumn, has soloed his first glider at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:49
football generic picture

Fluxton were 5-0 winners when they hosted Sandford in a Fresha League Division Five game, writes Olly Paget.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:18

Clyst St George are adding another age-group side to their youth section this summer to deal with the burgeoning numbers at the club, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:53

Honiton Town Under-12s were 2-0 winners when they entertained Tiverton-based Twyford Gladiators.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder