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Woman completes epic 200-mile horse ride in memory of her late father

PUBLISHED: 16:16 21 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:16 21 September 2020

Georgie and Edward ride into Holkham beach . Picture: The Veale Family

Georgie and Edward ride into Holkham beach . Picture: The Veale Family

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A 22-year-old woman has completed an epic 200-mile horse ride in memory of her late father.

Georgie Veale took on the 200-mile ride along the coast with former showhorse Plum and Peter. Picture: The Veale FamilyGeorgie Veale took on the 200-mile ride along the coast with former showhorse Plum and Peter. Picture: The Veale Family

Georgie Veale from Suffolk embarked on a ride along the East Anglian coast to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice who cared for her father, Jonnie Veale, during his last days.

Starting their journey from Eyke, near Woodbridge, on September 5, Miss Veale and her horse Plum rode 20 miles-a-day as friends and family came out in support. They reached their destination at Holkham, in Norfolk, on September 11.

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The pair raised more than £13,000 for the independent Suffolk charity.

Georgie Veale and her brother Edward completed the ride at Holkham beach. Pic: ArchantGeorgie Veale and her brother Edward completed the ride at Holkham beach. Pic: Archant

On the journey, she was joined by her brother Edward and horse Peter, a retired police horse lent by their sponsors’ Happy Horse Saddlery and Ryder-Davies & Partners.

Miss Veale said: “It feels amazing.

“I can’t quite believe it has finished and everything went to plan. We were so lucky with the weather and I know Daddy was definitely looking down on us.”


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