Golly Galoshes Back Road Campaign for Mare Angel
Golly Galoshes, the award-winning equine gaiter brand is backing a road campaign for road safety improvements supported by their sponsored rider eventer Victoria Bax.
Following the death of Laura Thorogood’s mare Angel on the Canewdon Road in Essex, the campaign #GoSlowForCanewdon is being supported by Victoria and other horse riders from the both the local and wider community to help raise awareness on road safety and call for a reduction in the speed limit along the Lark Hill Road in Canewdon (currently a national speed limit country road) and the main road in and out of the village. This road services a bridleway which horse riders have no choice but to ride along to reach the entrance.
Golly Galoshes gave the campaigners their high visibility gaiters for a recent photo shoot to help raise awareness of their campaign and also highlight the importance of wearing high viz on the road.
Talking about her involvement in the campaign eventer Victoria Bax said: “Laura’s accident happened at the end of my lane on the road where I and other riders hack out on pretty much a daily basis. I also knew Laura and Angel, so it really has hit home to me the danger of hacking out where I live.”
For further information on the campaign, you can check out their dedicated Facebook page: Canewdons Equestrian page.