2019 Sponsored Horse rides on 20th & 22nd October, 2019. Over the course of two days Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour as the Wimbledon Village Stables riders in their vibrant costumes made their way around the 10 mile Sponsored Ride route.
The colourful procession bought pleasure and amusement to startled onlookers. The Mayoress of Merton, Councillor Janice Howard and ‘Judge’ John White had the difficult job of judging the best Fancy Dress and after much deliberation the winning rosettes were awarded to Daniella Taylor, a glorious pink fairy, riding the beautifully decorated Jasper and wicked witch Deborah Collins on Hudson. With so many riders getting incredible sponsorship the amount raised was a staggering £16000. We were delighted that Arlene from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, our main beneficiary was able to present the prizes and tell us about the amazing work of the hospital, a Charity we have supported over the last 12 years raising over £350,000. Included in the sum was a donation to the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, their generous sponsors, the amazing WVS team, our hardworking Events Committee and of course our wonderful horses and ponies.