Reward offered to find thieves who stole teenage riders' equipment

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MORE than £1,500 worth of riding equipment was stolen from a farm in Wootton Waven.

Seven units on Field Farm in Pennyford Lane were broken into and numerous saddles, bridles, bits and stirrups were taken.

One of the leather saddles is estimated to be worth £1,500.

The theft happened between Sunday, August 3 and Monday August 4.

Farm owner Jason Evans said: “I am obviously very upset most of the levies are young teenage girls, we have some boys too, their mothers have paid for all the kit and it has been stolen.

“We know at least £6,000 probably £8,000 worth has been stolen, by the time everybody is back from holiday we will know exactly how much.

“I am going to update the security system and make a safe place for people to secure their saddles.

“I am offering a £1,000 reward for a successful prosecution of the person who committed the crime.”

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is urged to call 101, quoting incident 80- 040814.

Alternatively you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Horse owners in Warwickshire have set up a countywide Horse Watch Scheme in conjunction with Warwickshire Police for more information visit warwickshire-horsewatch.co.uk

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