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Members of the Leeds University Equestrian Society have been criticised for a racy charity calendar photoshoot.

The calendar, which is being sold in aid of the Otley and District branch of the charity Riding for the Disabled, has been described as “objectifying women” by the university union’s welfare officer, Katie Siddall.

The fifteen women who appear in the calendar had their photographs taken, with and without horses, at Wilsden Equestrian Centre, Wilsden, Bradford. Last year, a similar calendar raised £2,000 for the charity and was also met with controversy.

The society’s club captain, Charlotte Wright, defended the calendar stating that the students had found it to be an effective method of raising money for charity and that other societies also produced similar products.


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