Gayle reflects on voting success

Gayle Bloomfield

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Para-dressage rider Gayle Bloomfield admitted she was blown away by the public’s support after she won a competition to secure essential equestrian training equipment.

The 42-year-old from Seahouses, who has multiple sclerosis, came out on top in a Facebook contest with more than 1,300 votes.

It means that four arena mirrors will be installed at the Pegasus Centre, near Tranwell, where Gayle is based, later this month.

The centre is the home of Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Group.

The mother-of-two was delighted to win the competition.

“Thank you to every single person who voted. I am really chuffed,” said Gayle.

“It means that everyone at the centre will benefit from the mirrors. More than anything, the mirrors allow you to train in real time and see what is happening.”