Belvoir Castle was once again the venue for a charity horse ride which raised over £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
More than 150 riders of all ages enjoyed the tranquillity of the estate on Sunday by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The ride is an annual event organised by Christine Griffin and Brenda Greaves and the Melton branch of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Brenda said: “It was a fantastic day weather wise, bright clear sunshine all day showing up the wonderful views.
“Profound thanks to their graces, the Duke and Duchess, for allowing the ride to take place through such glorious countryside.”
The route is approximately 15 miles and takes riders through the woods on Jubilee Way, to The Wheel at Branston, along Knipton Reservoir, finishing back in the grounds of Belvoir Castle.
Brenda added: “I’d also like to say a big thank you to all the stewards who helped on the day, some Macmillan committee members, others volunteers, for whom we are so grateful.”
The highest single contribution came from Emily Setchell, of Hugglescote, who raised £1,533.