This Hartland carriage was stolen in a raid at Hadlow Down.

£10,000 specialist equestrian equipment stolen from Hadlow Down

Thieves cut chains and padlocks to steal more than £10,000 worth of specialist equestrian equipment from Hadlow Down late on Monday night or in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

An appeal has gone out from the owners to help spread the word because the items stolen would be easy to identify.

They said the police were shocked at how many chains and padlocks were broken to get in to steal a carriage, trailer and harnesses. Fortunately no animals were taken.

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The complete list of equipment stolen is:

  • Red, with a black stripe carriage trailer
  • Hartland horse pair carriage (in picture)
  • Two Zilco horse pair harnesses
  • Two harness racks
  • Carriage poles
  • Two driving bridles
  • Two pairs of reins
  • Six driving whips
  • Box of driving bits
  • Rubber mats
  • Grooming kit
  • Horse First Aid
  • Studs
  • Head collars
  • Event shelter
  • Pads
  • Six brushing boots
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The stolen carriage trailer matched this horse transporter (which was not stolen).

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