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Humans take on the horse trial
9:00am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
Runners took the place of horses at the Barbury Castle Estate last weekend as they made their way around the Cross Country Horse Trial in the Horseless Steeple Chase.
The day was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Marlborough and Swindon Phoenix and competitors could choose between a 2.5-mile or a five-mile course.
Race director Geoff Beale said: “We had more runners than last year. We try to make the event as enjoyable as possible, we want to raise as much money as we can but it’s not competitive it’s just a bit of fun. We time the event around the Barbury Horse Trials so runners can try out the jumps.”
This is the second time the event has been held and all proceeds from the day are being donated to Rotary charities and racehorse welfare charity Greatwood. Last year £1,600 was raised.