Raising funds for The Museum Of The Horse
This morning Caroline Baldock set off on her racehorse after a blessing from the priest at St Martin's church, Epsom, to ride the 86 miles over four days to Canterbury Cathedral. On Sunday 26th September, Meipe Boyde and Gill Nurse, a Putney resident, will be joining Caroline for the ride to Canterbury Cathedral, where we will be met by the Mayor and Mayoress and blessed by a Canon. Caroline will also be leading a storytelling session after the ride.
Caroline is a storyteller and she will be bringing a storytelling group, ‘Three Heads in a Well’ to Canterbury for an evening of storytelling including stories from the Canterbury Tales. Literature and storytelling are an important part of our heritage.
Sponsors are providing rider and horse with overnight accommodation. The ride, on which Caroline is wearing authentic medieval pilgrim dress and headgear, is to raise public awareness for the proposed Museum of the Horse.
The UK lacks a place to commemorate the contribution that horses have made throughout the centuries, in war and peace, to our economy, sport and to owners and riders.
It will also be a centre for research and have horses of various breeds on site.