A national campaign which aims to make drivers aware of horse safety saw a strong turnout last weekend.

The Pass Wide and Slow campaign was born around three and a half years ago, as a way of trying to create safer roads for those not in a car, including horses, pedestrians and cyclists.

Joanne Alexander-Sefre, Access and Bridleways Officers for North East London at the British Horse Society, led a ride on Sunday, April 14, around the Chigwell Row Road.

She and her group ride almost daily around Essex, Redbridge and Havering.

During the campaign ride, the riders thanked drivers who drive well and asked others to move out or slow down when passing.

Horses can get scared and jumped sideways if drivers do not travel past horses at 15 mph or less, as well as give them a very wide berth of around 2m.

Events took place across the country last Sunday.

Chigwell Row in Essex is the first actual village designed for riding outside Greater London, as it is surrounded on all sides by green, and is adjacent to Hainault Forest Woodland Trust on the Essex side and the Redbridge Hainault Country Park.