Former Olympic event rider Jane Holderness-Roddam jumped out of an airplane last Sunday — to raise money for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Jane was one of 15 intrepid skydivers to jump in tandem and raise a whopping £32,000 for the equestrian charity.

Joining Jane on Sunday (11 October) for the skydive was RDA trustee and paralympic gold medallist Liz Stone, Sabrina Jordan of Fort Dodge Animal Health, RDA chief executive Ed Bracher and three other members of the RDA national office team.

Jane Holderness-Roddam personally raised £10,000 — a goal she aimed to achieve before retiring as the RDA’s national chairman next spring.

She said: “I said I wanted to go out on a high, but I didin’t know it would be at 10,000ft!”

Fort Dodge Animal Health starting the fundraising ball rolling by donating £1,000 to the campaign, for the RDA’s 40th anniversary year.

The RDA currently has around 500 groups across the UK, helping 24,000 riders, supported by some 18,000 volunteers.