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Police support local horse event

Dated: 05 Feb 2012

Northumbria Police is urging people to trot along to a horse event in Bedlington.

On Saturday, April 21, Castle Morpeth Disability Association (CMDA) is running a natural horsemanship and Western riding demonstration at Lane Farm Equestrian Centre in Bedlington to raise funds to support a wide range of services for people in Northumberland.

CDMA provides free services for people in Northumberland including handy man services, employment and CV help and computer training.

On the day there will be a Western riding demonstration - where riders can get advice and tips from Emma Chapman, from Hilltop Equestrian Centre, food and drink stalls, pony events and trade stalls.

Officers from the Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing team will be on hand offering free tack marking and security marking for riding equipment.

CSO Bev Sellars, of the Bedlington Neighbourhood Team, said: "To have an event such as this on our doorstep is great and we want people to come along and bring their tack and other equipment. They can have it marked for free by officers from the local policing team. Tack marking is an excellent way to deter thieves and it helps us identify stolen items and return them to their rightful owners."

The event is ticket only and those interested can by tickets by ringing Bev Duncan from the CDMA on 01670519 575 or email her on or by visiting the event's Facebook page - by searching 'Natural Horsemanship and Western Riding Demo with CMDA'.