CHERIE Cole on Madam Butterfly, Keighley Leeson on Spencer, Sukala Page on Beltana Grace and Susie Vankampan on Aaneeka, participated in a fundraiser for breast cancer research atMurwillumbah Showground.
CHERIE Cole on Madam Butterfly, Keighley Leeson on Spencer, Sukala Page on Beltana Grace and Susie Vankampan on Aaneeka, participated in a fundraiser for breast cancer research atMurwillumbah Showground. BLAINEY WOODHAM

Riders go pink for breast cancer

AN inaugural breast cancer fundraiser put on by the Tweed Valley Equestrian Group has raised about $2500.

The aim of Sunday's fun day was to be as pink as possible, with horses and humans adorned with pink paraphernalia.

Tweed Valley Equestrian Group (TVEG) president Kim Jackson said it was a really good day and she wasalready thinking about next year.

“It was a great success, all the competitors were really happy and got into the spirit of the occasion and dressed up for it and I think we may do the same thing again next year, bigger and better,” Ms Jackson said.

More than 30 riders from as far south as Grafton and north to the Gold Coast travelled to Murwillumbah Showgrounds for the fundraising day.

The event was organised when a club member saw a similar event in a Canadian equestrian magazine and put the idea to the TVEG committee and it was quickly adopted.

There was a prize for the pinkest person and the pinkest horse and the best-dressed combination.

“People put in a huge effort, the horse that won was sprayed pink and there were all sort of combinations, with horses wearing pink diamonds, pink jewellery and pink harness,” Ms Jackson said.

Jade Cole, Jenny Winslade and Kylie Leeson were among the winners of the best-dressed categories.

Ms Jackson thanked the Tweed Equestrian Saddlery, JH Williams and the Show Society, for contributions.

She said without their support it would not have been possible to raise the much-needed funds.



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