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Connaught Village celebrates the 50th Horseman’s Sunday    

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by Sarah Wild

Connaught Village, Hyde Park Estate’s luxury retail quarter, is proud to announce that it will be celebrating the 50th year of the Horseman’s Sunday, when many horses from the Hyde Park stables gather in central London at St John’s Hyde Park Church for a blessing and giving of thanks. The equestrian event remembers a 1967 protest that saw riders take to their horses to challenge the closure of the area’s stables. The tradition has continued and the celebratory service will begin at 10am on Sunday 17th September.
The service will feature a delightful orchestra and church choir. All the children who attend will be able to take part in various activities around the Eucharist, led by entertainer, Custard the Clown and his ‘horse’ sidekick, Caramel, before rejoining their parents to take the Holy Communion.
After the Eucharist service, guests can enjoy a fun féte that will take place outside the church. This will include a large area of children’s activities such as hook-a-duck, face painting and a book tombola. Easy listening jazz music from Nico Sabatini can be enjoyed, and there will be a wide range of stalls and delicious free food such as cakes, popcorn, and sweets for the children.
At 12pm, the colourful horse parade will begin, where the horses assemble at the front of the church for a service of Blessing and Thanksgiving. This will be followed by a second, larger parade around the surrounding area. This fun filled event will make for a great family day out in Connaught Village.

Win £1,000 Sponsorship with Equithème

Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Equitheme Sponsored Rider Laura Robinson

EQUITHÈME, the leaders in competition and leisure wear for horse and rider, are looking to expand their team and the search is on to find one lucky rider to be a part of their ambassador squad and win £1,000 worth of gear.

Whether you are a show jumper, event rider or dressage maestro, the leading French flag ship brand want to hear from you!

In France, the rider team include Olympic team gold and individual silver medallist Astier Nicholas, Victor Levecque, François Lemiere, Amandine Mazzoni and Timothée Anciaume.

Here in the UK they support show jumper Laura Robinson and have recently welcomed Canadian Paralympic dressage rider Bert Sheffield to the team.

Said Eric Imiola of Equithème: “We are keen to support upcoming and new talent in the sport, and with this sponsorship competition, it is a great way for us to find our next rider.

“Our ranges are sporty with a classic French touch and will help any rider look smart and be ready for the competition arena. We look forward to welcoming our new rider.”

The £1, 000 worth of leisure and rider wear, a competition outfit, rugs, saddle pads, luggage and accessories will go to the lucky winner.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize is to email [email protected] with your name, age, discipline, 200 words on why Equithème should choose you, your latest achievements/ambitions and a photo.

The deadline for entering the sponsorship search is September 30, 2017.

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