HORSE riders in the Warminster area using a bridleway off the B3414 will be able to mount their horses more easily in future.

A private dedication ceremony is being held at 3pm on Sunday, September 15 for some mounting blocks for riders.

The blocks have been built by The British Horse Society, Wiltshire, in memory of Major Robert Sullivan-Tailyour, a former Wiltshire BHS chairman.

His son, James Sullivan-Tailyour, said: "My father left a bequest to the British Horse Society in his will.

"He had a vision of creating a seamless network of bridleways for horses and riders to be able to enjoy the countryside.

"His vision included linking bridleways in the south of Wiltshire with those in north and overcoming the barrier of Salisbury Plain.

"The blocks have been located on the edge of Salisbury Plain either side of a gate off the B3414 and will enable riders who have to get off their horse to open the gate to more easily mount it again."

Major Sullivan-Tailyour also ran the Warminster Saddle Club for more than 25 years and was an South West area chairman of the British Horse Society.