Charity devastated after thieves steal saddles in Scarborough

Thieves in Scarborough have stolen horse riding equipment from a children’s charity.

The incident took place on Saturday night when a number of items of tack were taken.

The equipment was being used by a group on a 500-mile charity trek around Yorkshire, raising money to support children with autism.

Six items were stolen, including two unique saddles, designed for children with specialist needs: one brown, with the name ‘AKUA’ on the left side, the other black.

Two girths and two hi-visibility riding blankets were also taken. The blankets are labelled ‘Autism Angels’ and are essential to keep the riders safe while out on the roads.