Helen's Side-Saddle Experience
Kerrie contacted Willberry in hope of a wave of his magic wand. Her friend Helen had always dreamed of experiencing riding side saddle, but she'd been dealt a poor hand and currently is enduring a tough fight with breast cancer, that has spread it horrid self into her bones. Kerrie was explaining this to Willberry and his mind began to whizz, how could he make this dream come true.
Unfortunately cancer doesn't always follow the same schedule; Helen's wish had to be delayed a number of times due to operations and then the incredibly sad loss of her mother to cancer. Willberry wand began to wave, then poor Helen was kicked by a horse, putting her out of action yet again.
Helen kept unbelievably strong despite everything- this made Willberry even more excited when in December, with the generous help of Grade A side saddle instructor Lucinda Sims, Helen's wish was finally granted! Helen was able to fulfil her dream- going to Lucinda's yard and riding her side-saddle school master.
Not a memory will be lost as the fantastic Katie Mortimore very kindly captured the many beaming smiles. Those smiles are what this is all about! A few moments to escape.
Thank you so much to every single person involved in making this wish come true.