It’s that time of year again… (when riders get naked for charity)

  • Everyone knows that riders are a gutsy crowd — you need a fair amount of courage to throw yourself over a sizeable hedge or a gaping ditch. But it turns out we’re fairly fearless when it comes to stripping off too.

    Take a look at our pick of charity naked calendars for 2017 — and dig deep to make all the standing around in the cold worthwhile. It shouldn’t be a great hardship having one of these on your tackroom wall…

    Royal Holloway Riding’s Naked Calendar


    “We shot the photos before our lectures in -2.5 degrees — not sure if the students or the ponies were the least impressed!” — Corranne Wheeler, Royal Holloway Riding Captain

    Price: £TBC
    In aid of: Riding for the Disabled Association
    Email: riding@su.rhul.ac.uk

    Tivyside Hunt


    “We chose Wales Air Ambulance as we live in such a rural area and it has provided a lifeline for us and the local people people on many occasions. Photos were taken on local farms, on top of a mountain and at the hunt kennels.” — Stacy Fletcher
    Price: £10
    In aid of: Wales Air Ambulance
    Contact: Maggie on 07741242893

    Hunks and Horses


    “The calendar was inspired by Aaron who is a testicular cancer survivor and features in the calendar himself with his amazing friends; and World Horse Welfare Melody who we re-homed as a youngster before she returned to the charity to find a ridden home.” — Kim Smith
    Price: £6
    In aid of: World Horse Welfare and (Testicular) Cancer Research
    Email: www.hunksandhorses.co.uk

    University polo teams

    “We have recently been taking photos for a collaborative university polo team calendar, in aid of cancer charity Look Good Feel Better, which helps women with the side effects of cancer treatment. We have 13 university polo clubs who have each taken a picture to create a 13 month calendar (Jan 2017-Jan 2018). It has been set up and organised by Luke Sandys-Renton of Brighton University Polo Club and 100% of proceeds will be going to charity” — Kamil Simpson, UWE Bristol Polo President
    Price: £12.99
    In aid of: Cancer charity Look Good Feel Better
    Visit: www.hashtagpolo.co.uk

     In aid of Kate Anne Douglas


    “Kate Anne — who is the cover girl of the calendar —  has stage four cancer, where treatment can only be supplied in Germany at a cost of around £250,000” — Ellen Blackburn
    Price: £10
    In aid of: cancer treatment for Kate Anne Douglas
    Email:  ellen.blackburn99@gmail.com

    The Foxy Hunters Charity Calendar


    “I have done this calendar for eight years now. It started when a friend of mine and my wife’s had a riding accident whilst taking part in a team chase at Highclere. If it wasn’t for the swift intervention of the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance
    it’s highly likely that she would not still be with us. They airlifted her to the John Radcliffe hospital where she immediately underwent lifesaving surgery. She is now back riding and working and also has recently had a daughter.” —  David Betteridge, photographer
    Price: £13.50
    In aid of: Air Ambulance
    Visit: www.foxyhunters.co.uk

    JCU Veterinary Science Graduates

    Price: $20 (£16)
    In aid of: Tie Up the Black Dog, a charity which raises money to help those in rural areas with depression.
    Visit: www.vetsuncovered.com

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