Tack and branded equipment worth £7,000 have been stolen from a horsebox in the Wirral.
The tack had been left in a lorry at showjumping yard Team Two Mills overnight (Monday, 3 August) ready for a show the next day.
When joint-yard owner Adele Plant arrived at the yard the following morning (Tuesday, 4 August) the lorry had been broken into and all the equipment inside was missing.
“We had loaded the lorry up the night before with our saddles, girths and bridles,” Adele told H&H.
“They broke the handle on the jockey door.
“It’s just a joke — we were all ready to go to the show and then this happens.”
An Albion dressage saddle and a black Stubbon saddle was taken as well as bridles, branded show jackets, saddle cloths and rugs.
“They’re all branded so they will be hard to sell on,” said Adele.
“The rugs are worth £150 each.
“They took things that you wouldn’t even think of, like whips and boots as well.”
Adele runs the yard with business partner Jemma Coburn.
“It’s horrible to think that someone has been to the yard and done this,” Adele added.
“It would be so nice to get it back.”
Anyone with any information about the theft should contact police on 101.
This is the second theft from a horsebox reported on horseandhound.co.uk this week.
Historic tack, including an original saddle from 1905, was stolen from a re-enactment group in Wales.
The Anglesey Hussars, who portray all aspects of the British Napoleonic soldier, had left tack and equipment in a horsebox on Sunday (26 July).
The following evening (Monday, 27 July) the group’s chairman and sergeant major, Ian Walker, discovered all the tack, estimated to be worth £2,000, was missing.