“The support from Simpsons Malt is paramount to keeping the Riding of the Bounds tradition alive. “ – Berwick Riders Association
Simpsons Malt continues partnership with the Berwick Riders Association in support of the 408th Riding of the Bounds 2017, set to take place on 29th April, following success of 2016 event.
The annual event is a celebration of the traditional 15-mile ride to check the security of the boundaries of the town, with a procession of horsemen rekindling 17th century tradition with modern pageantry.
This year the Riding of the Bounds team is made up of Chief Marshal Bethany Innes, Left Hand Man Rachel Martin and new member Rebecca Allan as Right Hand Man.
Simpsons Malt Vice Chairman Richard Simpson explains: “The traditional event, dating back to 1550, is a huge draw for the town and one that we are very proud to be a part of for the second year running. We know our support of the event will help to keep it alive for generations to come and hopefully help to encourage more riders to take part.
“As a family business in Berwick-upon-Tweed we are keen to be a part of the development of culture in the local area and we hope with our support more people, including those who do not currently ride or own their own horse, will take part in the event in years to come.”
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