Clare Balding and Natasha Barker come to Ibthorpe
28 Oct 2012
Natasha Barker GY and a guest at Ibthorpe Manor
Natasha Barker GY and a guest at Ibthorpe Manor
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Paralympic dressage double gold medallist, Natasha Barker, came to Ibthorpe Manor Farm to be interviewed by Clare Balding about her Olympic experience. After the interview, Clare Balding spoke about her new book ‘My Animals and Other Family’ and signed copies. Andover Riding for the Disabled Association organised pony rides, and Josie Walburton read from her wonderful ‘Freddie the Frog’ children’s books.

"Natasha was an inspiration to some of the younger riders, who heard her story and were inspired by it."

Products from Child Farm and Sharkey and George Clothing were on sale and Sharkey and George organised games for the children who attended. Natasha displayed her medals, and the children who came could have their photographs taken with her which is an experience they will all remember.

Joanna Jenson, who lives at Ibthorpoe Manor, did a fantastic job arranging this event in the splendid barn next to their home.
 
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