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It’s a wrap! Horse show success despite the cold

PUBLISHED: 18:12 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:13 27 February 2018

A horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson Photography

A horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson Photography

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A horse show staged in memory of a popular young man who took his own life has raised more than £1,600 for a mental health charity.

Trystan Potter who died three years ago. Photo: Supplied by Joanne CarltonTrystan Potter who died three years ago. Photo: Supplied by Joanne Carlton

Organisers said the event staged at Humberstone Farm in Great Yarmouth was enjoyed by all who wrapped up and turned out.

But plummeting temperatures on Sunday saw a corresponding dip in takings with some people put off by the cold weather.

A horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson PhotographyA horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson Photography

MORE: Charity horse event to raise awareness and funding for mental health in memory of Trystan Potter

Joanne Carlton said those that did brave the elements had a really good day supporting all the competitive classes and the stalls.

“The people who did come really did enjoy it but it was just so cold,” she said, adding that it was too cold to bath the horses before showing them as usually happened.

A horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson PhotographyA horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson Photography

The money raised will be donated to Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind which is celebrating 40 years of its caring work by organising 40 events.

After the event it was announced that Dawn Potter, Trystan’s mother, is to become an ambassador for the charity.

A horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson PhotographyA horse show held in memory of Trystan Potter has raised over £1,600 for a mental health charity. Photo: Bethany Atkinson Photography

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