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New home for riding instructor's horse after appeal

New home for riding instructor's horse after appeal

Francis Batt

New home for riding instructor's horse after appeal

Riding instructor Amanda Haines has found a home for the beloved horse she had to give up after suffering a serious injury.

Amanda, 55, (pictured left) has been left disabled on her right side after a fall on an icy pavement. The mother-of-two who had been 'fit and strong' lost her riding business and sold or gave away seven out of her eight horses.

But she has refused to sell Trub, a 27-year-old gelding eventing horse who was sired by champion stallion Ebbw Victor.


Amanda appealed through Baylis Media Ltd, owners of the Advertiser and Express series, for someone to give him a home.



Now Trub has a new home - at Bell Farm, Bell Lane, Eton Wick. Amanda is still his owner but he will have an enthusiastic new rider, 21-year-old Dean Hayes.

Amanda said: "Dean loves horses and wants to rid Trub in competitions. Bell Farm is owned by his cousin who has agreed that Trub can be stabled there and use the field.

"It means I'll still be able to see him all the time."

Amanda, of Windrush Way, Maidenhead, slipped and fractured her arm just yards from her daughter's home in Stokenchurch in December 2010.

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