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Riders will be jumping for joy at third charity equestrian show

Laura Harris and Nicole Pearce who are organising a fund raising equestrian show on May 3 and 4. Photo: Terry Harris MSMP290414-002th EMN-140105-095117001

Laura Harris and Nicole Pearce who are organising a fund raising equestrian show on May 3 and 4. Photo: Terry Harris MSMP290414-002th EMN-140105-095117001

 

A horse show that has raised hundreds of pounds for charity will be even bigger this year after expanding to three days.

Nicole Pearce, 14, from Deeping St James, ran her first show at Sisson’s Farm in Peakirk in 2012.

She wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK after her grandad died of the disease.

The show continued last year despite Nicole herself being diagnosed with cancer just weeks before the event, raising £1,700.

Thankfully Nicole has since been given the all clear. And this year she has teamed up with Laura Harris, who recently took over Sisson’s Farm from her mother-in-law, to organise a three-day equestrian extravaganza in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Nicole and Laura hope to see plenty of riders enter the classes tomorrow, on Sunday and Monday.

The more serious classes will be held on Monday. But to keep things light-hearted, Sunday will be taken up with several fun classes, which Nicole will take part in herself.

The Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupil said: “I only did the smaller classes last year but I’m already getting my friends together for this year, and I’ll be wearing a penguin onesie for the Outrageous Onesie class.”

Laura, who is now running Sisson’s Farm with her husband Ben, has been busy working with Nicole to promote the show.

He father was cared for at Thorpe Hall so she knows first hand about the good work done by the charity.

She also hopes to use this weekend’s show to promote the new services on offer at the farm, including wedding hire.

She said: “The show is for people to come along, have lots of fun and support the charity. The whole weekend is about trying to get the word out about Sisson’s and Thorpe Hall.”

Visit www.sissonsfarm.co.uk for a full schedule.

 

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