Forget standard hen parties featuring pub crawls and nightclubs, horsey hen dos are far more fun.
From hunting and polo to beach gallops and picnic rides, enjoy H&H readers’ pictures of their equestrian pre-wedding celebrations…
Hunting with the Limerick Harriers
Country park ride
Alice O’Meara enjoyed a horsey hen do complete with wedding dress. She said: “My hen party was organised as a complete surprise by my lovely friends at Park Corner Farm in Hornchurch, Essex. I wore a wedding dress and we hacked to the country park where they had laid on a surprise picnic. It was wonderful. Best horsey day of my life.”
Polo match at Onley Grounds
Pink polo party
Bride-to-be Emma Cowan enjoyed a ride with friends on ex-racehorses for her hen party. Emma’s friend Sarah Bland said: “We had a brilliant hen do for bride Emma Cowan, with Dee Wonson and Jane Wright. We went for pub ride with fabulous Horse Riding Surrey.“
Horsey polo shirts
Horsey fancy dress
Novice riders take the reins
Katie Ledger organised a horsey hen do for a friend who was a non-rider. She was joined by non horsey friends who enjoyed a walk around the field on the very willing Sam, a 16.3hh Irish draught hunter.
Polo for eventers and dressage riders