Libby squares up to side-sad­dle chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

An Ash­ford wed­ding venue di­rec­tor is set to take part in a char­ity ride with a dif­fer­ence this Sun­day.

Libby Law­son, 46, manag­ing di­rec­tor of St Au­gus­tine’s Pri­ory, in Bils­ing­ton, is an ex­pe­ri­enced horse rider and for­mer Mas­ter of the East Kent Hunt.

But it will be the first time the mum of three has com­peted sidesad­dle.

She said: “I only started lessons about a month ago.

“It seemed like a good idea at the time, all very el­e­gant and la­dy­like, and for such a good cause.

“Now I’m be­gin­ning to think I must be mad.

“I watched the first of these side-sad­dle dashes at Whit­field point-to-point in Northamp­ton­shire last month and they went like stink!”

The Sue Webb Memo­rial SideSad­dle Dash is or­gan­ised by the Side Sad­dle As­so­ci­a­tion and all com­pet­ing riders raise money for the Kent, Sur­rey and Sus­sex Air Am­bu­lance.

The event takes place at 1pm, and is the open­ing fea­ture of the af­ter­noon’s rac­ing at the South­down and Eridge point-to-point meet­ing in God­stone, Sur­rey.

Libby Law­son is tak­ing part in the Sue Webb Memo­rial SideSad­dle Dash

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