Dressage star’s help in store

Gayle Bloomfield, her mare Lucca and Rutherfords of Morpeth managing director and owner Richard Rutherford.
Gayle Bloomfield, her mare Lucca and Rutherfords of Morpeth managing director and owner Richard Rutherford.

A Northumberland department store hopes a fund-raiser for a Seahouses para horse rider will be an unbridled success.

Rutherfords of Morpeth is helping Gayle Bloomfield to keep her bid for competition glory in 2017 on track by hosting a special event next month in association with cosmetics brand Clarins.

Women are invited to hoof it to Barluga in the town’s Sanderson Arcade, where beauty consultants will share the latest skin care and make-up tips, and there will be special offers on cosmetics.

The store will donate £5 from every ticket sold to Gayle to help her achieve her competition dreams with her horse Lucca.

The inspirational mum-of-two, who has multiple sclerosis, represented Great Britain at this summer’s International Two-Star Para Dressage Championships in Hull.

It costs her £15,000 a year for entry fees, insurance, feed, veterinary bills and travel expenses.

Tickets for the event on Monday, October 24, which starts at 6.30pm, cost £20, with £15 redeemable against Clarins products on the night. They are available from Rutherfords.

Gayle won the Northumberland Gazette Sports Personality of the Year Award for 2011 and was ubsequently named as female personality at the North East Disability Sports Awards 2012.

She is based at the Pegasus Centre in Tranwell.