For the past 20 years, Horseman's Sunday has been held at a variety of locations. This year, the 21st celebration was held at Lytham Hall on Sunday 18 September.
The event has grown in strength, attracting many owners with their horses (driven, shown, ridden and in-hand) as well as a congregation of horse lovers, friends and supporters. All have participated in the service of readings, hymns, prayers, poetry and the sermon on the mount, together with the blessing of each horse.
Lorrain Matta was president for the occasion,Mark Menzies MP as Patron, the Bishop of Burnley to give the address at the service and the Freckleton Brass Band to provide the music.The Horseman’s Sunday service was conducted by Canon Godfrey Hirst, the Cantering Canon.
Chris Pollitt of BHS Approved Wrea Green Equitation Centre was one of the main organisers of the event, inviting BHS Lancashire Riding and Road Safety Officer, Anita Knagg along to speak to riders and visitors to the event. Anita was pleased to speak with many different people and distributed a range of leaflets and horsebox and trailer stickers, funded by BHS North West Regional Committee. These stickers were produced in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police and provide clear guidance how to pass horses safety on the road.