Around 190 riders took part in a charity horse trials at Iping on Sunday in memory of The Hon Daphne Lakin and raised £5000.
Mrs Lakin who ran the Iping Horse Trials at Hammerwood for more than 40 years, died in May last year at her Iping home at the age of 96.
She founded them originally as a way of entertaining her son Michael and his friends and they grew to become a Pony Club event and then British Eventing Horse Trials.
The trials were held at the home of Mrs Lakin’s son Michael and his wife Amanda. They were organised by Elaine and Mike Wilson to raise funds for Macmillan and for the Cowdray Hunt Pony Club.
“It was a huge success,” said Amanda, “and we are now considering making it an annual event.”
She thanked all those who had supported the event especially main sponsors Haynes Builders, Robert Le Mieux, equestrian equipment suppliers, estate agents Savills and Jackson Stops & Staff and St Edmunds School.
Daphne Lakin was the last surviving sibling of the former Lord Cowdray, the third viscount and aunt of the present Lord Cowdray. One of the foremost horsewomen of her day, she was the first to play high-goal polo, playing for the Cowdray Park team.
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