The owner of a riding school, left with a bill for thousands of pounds after her tack was stolen is holding a race night to help replace the items.

Saddles, stirrups, bridles and hats were among the dozens of items stolen from St Ives Equestrian Centre in Harden on February 23.

Nicki Whaites said public support had been strong, with people loaning kit, but she still needs to replace the tack.

She added: “The kids have been fantastic. They’ve been very upset about what’s happened, but they’ve all rallied round, and we’ve made the best of a bad situation.

“Their parents and families have been great, too. If it wasn’t for them, I’d have given up.”

The race night will be held at St Ives Golf Club from 7pm today. Miss Whaites is hoping companies will support the night by donating items to auction, along with signed Bradford City goodies already given by the football club.

Tickets, priced £7 for adults and £4 for children, are available by contacting Miss Whaites on 07970 497352. Guests are asked not to wear denim.