Offbeat

By Aliki Kraterou

 

A veterinary student became an online sensation after she stripped off and filmed herself riding her horse – completely NEIGH-ked!

Georgie Grace, 19, a student from Coventry, West Midlands, photographed herself riding her horse, Blue, wearing only her boots, and helmet on November 22.

And she’s now being ribbed by family and friends who’ve nicknamed her Lady Godiva – who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, according to legend.

Despite the plummeting temperatures, Georgie was determined to film her naked antics after seeing a Facebook campaign in New Zealand urging riders to draw awareness of the importance of always wearing a helmet.

Georgie, who studies veterinary physiotherapy at Moreton Morrell College, decided to follow up her example and says people’s reaction ‘has been amazing’.

She said: “There is a sector of British riding called British Dressage, where they used to allow people to compete in just a top hat and they recently changed that ruling so anyone who rides and competes has to wear a hat with a chinstrap as well.

“I thought it was quite interesting- the person who posted it said that some people still ride nowadays without chinstraps and how dangerous it is.

“I just shared the post on my Facebook and said ‘ if this gets over 100 likes I’ll do it on my own’- and it did so I did.

“Even if it’s made a few people take note, it would be worth it. “

Georgie filmed herself warming up Blue, riding and jumping – and even though she was quite cold, and worried someone might see her, she was happy to make an impact.

She added: “I was a bit worried the delivery driver would turn up or something but I was quite lucky no one did.

“My family loved it, they thought it was hilarious- my auntie is calling me ‘Lady Godiva’.

“My friends thought it was quite funny too- in general people’s reaction has been very positive, apart from a couple of comments that said I was ‘attention seeking’ and ‘looking for an excuse to get naked’ , which is ridiculous.

“It’s all for a good cause and if it gets people’s attention, one way or another, it all helps to raise awareness. “