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Rebecca Penny: Falling victim to the ‘fat police’ *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Great Yorkshire Show (GYS) is always one of my favourites. This year, its special atmosphere turned surreal, as I fell victim to the “fat police”. I’m 5ft tall and wear jodhpurs designed for 11 to 12-year-olds. Yet according to an official who asked me to dismount in the collecting ring, I was deemed too big for the Dartmoor stallion I was preparing to compete, despite having been placed in the top three in this class for the past four years.