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Kent County Showground Pleasure Ride

15 Sept 2020


The highlight of the year for many of the British Horse Society’s North West Kent Committee, is stewarding at the Kent County Show.  Sadly, due to Covid the three-day event couldn’t take place this year. Instead, the BHS teamed up with the Kent County Agricultural Society to host a four mile walk and trot pleasure ride around the showground, finishing in the prestigious Astor Ring, where the one hundred participants were presented with a commemorative rosette. (Photo: Left to right – Kate Holyomes, Angie Driver (BHS NW Kent Chair), Tracey Day (BHS NW Kent Events Secretary) and Sue Morris)

Such was the success of the event, that a similar slightly extended ride, to include a woodland trail and an optional super uphill canter strip, was organised for 6th September 2020 and sold out in a matter of days!  J G Horse Supplies kindly sponsored the rosettes and AJW Photography were on hand again to capture those special moments! 

With feedback like this, we certainly hope to be able to do something similar again next year, “We wanted to express our thanks for the amazingly professional and well-run ride.  Our team had the best time and have all returned home with big smiles and happy memories. From the moment we arrived, the first person we met, we were greeted with welcoming smiles and patience and warmth. Thank you for all the extreme hard work you put into this event. We had the best day!”. Of course the day would never have been possible without our superb army of volunteers, along with friends and family, who kindly gave up their time to ensure that everything ran smoothly. (Photo Above Right: Jayne Urwin)

(Photo Left: Kate Owen with Nick Bolas (Kent County Show, Chief Equine Steward)

If you’re interested in joining our committee or perhaps you would like to be an occasional volunteer to support our events, then please get in touch with Tim Brier –

Photos courtesy of ARW Photography.

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