TMS client Easton College was strongly represented among the 600 riders who took part in the equestrian world’s Horses for Heroes parade from Ascot racecourse to Windsor Great Park.
And with plenty of money still to collect, the contingent hopes to raise around £1,500 towards the £250,000-plus that the event is expected to bring in for the Help for Heroes Appeal.
Susi Rogers-Hartley from Norfolk, a member of the British Para Show Jumping Association, joined the Easton team on her show jumper Dante Silver Dollar.
Riding alongside her were Hilary Francois, Easton College equestrian centre manager, college governor Frances Baugh, and students Kat Bannerman and Jaye Williams.
"We have already been fundraising through lecture demos and various other activities linked to the college and were much encouraged when Staff Sgt John Jarvis from the Light Dragoons at Swanton Morley made a personal visit," said Hilary.
"It was a long and hot journey to Ascot and we were welcomed by a highly-organised team who couldn’t have done more to make horses and riders feel welcome. All our horses and riders completed the ride safely and finished up by galloping the last furlong on Ascot racecourse to the cheers of people in the grandstand. It was wonderful."
Susi, who used to be in the Navy, is paralysed from the waist down following a spinal accident on an assault course. She brought along her dog Lex, a trained assistance dog.
To support cause please send a cheque to Easton College or contact Hilary on 01603 731577.