Bucking Fun raises over £10,000 for NSIF!

Horse Racing

What an amazing night was had on Saturday 1st February at the The Grandstand, Newbury Racecourse, says NSIF patron Claire Lomas.

Claire hosted “Bucking Fun”, where a team of eventers faced down a team of jockeys to see who had the best “stickablity” on a rodeo horse.

The evening raised a fantastic £10,000 to support scientific research and eventer Laura Collett proved her rodeo skills by beating all the other entrants to stay on the horse for over 6 minutes! She was so good she was eventually allowed to dismount rather than being kicked off.

NSIF wishes to give a huge thanks to Claire for organising the event, as well as everyone who went along to support it, and of course the brave entrants listed below…

Jockeys Team

AP McCoy

Sam Thomas

Robert ‘Choc’ Thornton

Andrew Tinkler

Dominic Elsworth

Alice Fox-Pitt

Mark Bradburne

Eventers Team

William Fox-Pitt

Tina Cook

Lucy Jackson

Laura Collett

Bruce Haskell

Paul Tapner

Phoebe Buckley

Jonty Evans

Check out the media coverage of Bucking Fun here:


And if you missed it don’t despair – Bucking Fun 2 is in the offing!!

For details see Claire’s website here:


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