The Cantering Canon leads the 14th annual Horseman’s Sunday Service

  • The ‘Cantering Canon’ will lead the 14th annual Horseman’s Sunday Service in Lancashire next month.

    Canon Godfrey Hirst — known locally as the Cantering Canon for his love of horses — will lead a procession around Wrea Green, Preston on 5 October, riding his horse Amazing Grace III.

    He will be joined by riders of all disciplines including members of the northern side-saddle group.

    Canon Hirst will preach from the back of Amazing Grace and bless each horse individually, before giving each rider a commemorative rosette.

    A collection will be donated to World Horse Welfare.

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