A pack of hounds has raised over £4,000 for charity while filming with reality TV star Katie Price.
The Cheshire Bloodhounds organised a days’ hunting to be shown as part of a new series called Katie Price’s Pony Club that will be aired over the summer.
The donations and day caps taken on the day were all put towards the fundraising effort and a cheque was recently presented to representatives from Cancer Research UK.
“We were approached by a production company to see if our pack would be interested in filming for this series,” explained joint-master Julie Finney, who with her husband Charles owns the pack’s 4½ couple of bloodhounds.
“We were delighted to be given this opportunity so made the decision to run the day as a charity fundraiser. There was a mounted field of approximately 50 riders at the meet which was held at Parkin Manor Estate by kind permission of Stuart and Shelly Parkin.”
“Katie Price and her children Junior and Princess were all at the meet and Ms Price stayed out until hounds went home.
“Riding her own horse she kept up and jumped all the fences on the route that the field master took but she was tired at the end.”
Ms Price was however given some advice prior to the meet.
“Katie was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed her day however she did arrive wearing rather a lot of bling so we had to advise her on hunting etiquette which she totally took on board,” revealed Julie.
“We found her a hunting tie and pin and gave her a hunt coat to wear.”
The tv series follows Ms Price as she creates a Pony Club team like no other with her closest friends and their children including her eight-year-old daughter Princess and 10-year-old son Junior.
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Each episode will see the children tackle a different form of riding, from following the bloodhounds to showjumping, reining and dressage.
They will learn their riding skills from the ground up, with the series climaxing as they compete as a team in a high society game of polo.