An Olympic rider is to wear a top hat and tails to ride an intro test on a heavyweight cob who cheated death to raise money for equestrians in Australia.
Dutch eventer Andrew Heffernan on Blue will be among some 200 combinations vying for honours at various levels, at a Horses for Hope GB dressage show at Somerford Park Farm, Cheshire, on 26 January.
The idea came about among friends who were keen to support their fellow equestrians devastated by bushfires in Australia.
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Article written by: Eleanor Jones