A meeting on the set of the hit TV series Downton Abbey inspired a charity horse ride event in Windsor that is making a welcome return this weekend.

Amanda Stewart and Alison Middleton met when Amanda rode the 17.2hh horse called Rose owned by Alison for a side saddle hunting scene in the legendary show.

Amanda said: "We met just before we went on set and then we became friends.

"I thought for the Queen's 90th birthday what about we run a fun ride around the Great Park."

Alison now lives on Portugal. But Amanda and her team of are back in Windsor this weekend and the fund raising event has been expanded to last two days.

Amanda is in her 16th year of running events like this and it is her fourth time at Windsor.

She was joined in Windsor two years ago by the family run Devils Horsemen company, whose animals are famous for their thrilling riding in The Game of Thrones.

Last year the ride was joined by the BBC’s new Question Time host Fiona Bruce. Fiona forget her boots, but fortunately was loaned done by another rider.

This year two horses Raven and Firefly from the Netflix series Free Rein along with Sam Dent from the Steve Dent stunt company will be available for an exclusive meet and greet.

The event is a fundraiser for the mental health charity Heads Together.