Banburyshire woman pays tribute to land girls, horses and those who sacrificed all with heartfelt horse ride

A Banburyshire woman carried a Union Jack flag as she rode her rescue mare - Lacey- through the village of Bloxham near Banbury as part of the VE Day celebrations

By Matt Elofson
Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 2:32 pm

Holly Perkins, originally from Little Kineton who now lives near Bloxham, posted the following message on social media paying tribute to land girls, the farm horses and horses that lost their lives in the war, those who served on the homefront and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle.

"As some may have seen, on VE Day I took my 6-year-old home produced rescue mare Lacy and flew the Union Jack through the village of Bloxham, in celebration and remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

"But particularly to commemorate the land girls, the farm horses and horses lives lost in the course of battle over the years and their efforts toward the war.

Holly Perkins paid tribute to Land Girls along with others who served to mark VE Day

"To nod a head to the sacrifices and efforts made on the home front by all the working class folk left behind as well as the many who lost their lives for king and country on the battle fronts.

"I just wanted to say I was pleasantly surprised at the heartwarming response me and Lacy received with our celebration on VE Day!

"I’m glad we brought smiles to people’s faces and I’m glad we made your day Richard Brookes.

"Lacy was a rescue two years ago and she’s come such a long way with me. For my sweet little mare to pay tribute with me to her own fallen comrades, the war horses both on the frontline and working the land at home with the land girls as well, was such an achievement for her.

Holly Perkins paid tribute to Land Girls along with others who served to mark VE Day (photo by Kelsa Duffield)

"Had the social distancing not been an issue we would have loved to have stopped as she loves nothing more than making friends with people (she often acts more like a dog than an equine).

"Happy VE Day! Let’s hope we can all stay strong get through our current difficulties!"

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