Gideon Upp has been murdered.
The world-famous racehorse trainer was staying in Reading to take his champion horse, Bitney Spears,
to the races. But he never reached the final furlong.
Gather a killer team of intrepid detectives and find
clues in a live-action puzzle hunt through Reading!
SAT 28 APR
SAT 05 MAY
SAT 12 MAY
12PM & 3PM
World-famous racehorse trainer, Gideon Upp, was staying over
in Reading before taking his champion horse to the races. But
last night, the odds were against him - someone snuck into Gideon's hotel room and shot him at point blank range.
The hotel is in lock-down, suspicious characters ask to meet with you urgently and despite the tragic events that have occurred, Gideon's team seem unusually calm. Scotland Yard just canter work it out.
Take the reins and race round Reading to hunt down hidden evidence, crack cryptic clues, converse with characters and stop the killer in their tracks - against the clock. Give your detective pals a call and saddle up with a team of equine super sleuths to save the day.
A Shot In The Saddle is a timed murder mystery treasure
hunt that sends teams of intrepid detectives around the
streets of Reading, allowing players to discover hidden
secrets and crack the case in an intriguing new way.
You will need a smartphone to complete some clues.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
YOU ARRIVE AT THE STARTING LOCATION AT YOUR CHOSEN TIME (12PM OR 3PM). WE'LL CHECK YOUR TICKETS, REGISTER YOUR TEAM NAME AND GIVE YOU AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MURDER MYSTERY.
ONCE YOU LEAVE THE STARTING LOCATION, YOU HAVE 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES TO EXPLORE THE AREA GATHERING EVIDENCE, SOLVING PUZZLES AND INTERACTING WITH CHARACTERS. DON'T PANIC - YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A TRAINED DETECTIVE - WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME LEADS TO BEGIN YOUR ENQUIRIES.
WHEN TIME IS UP, YOU HEAD TO THE FINISH LOCATION WHERE YOU'LL HAVE THE CHANCE TO REVEAL THE TRUTH TO THE AUTHORITIES - AND THEY'LL LET YOU KNOW IF YOU’VE CRACKED IT.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A CHARGED SMARTPHONE AND A PEN WILL COME IN HANDY. WE ALSO RECOMMEND SOME SENSIBLE FOOTWEAR AS YOU’LL BE OUT AND ABOUT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. OH, AND BRING YOUR BEST SLEUTHING SKILLS. OBVIOUSLY.
WHERE'S THE START LOCATION?
FOR NOW, IT'S A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET. WELL IT IS A CRIME SCENE AFTER ALL. WE'LL SEND YOU
THE ALL-IMPORTANT START LOCATION VIA EMAIL ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR CHOSEN DATE.
IS THIS A TEAM GAME?
IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO PLAY AS A TEAM BUT THERE ARE NO FORMAL LIMITS ON TEAM SIZE. YOU CAN BE A SOLO SLEUTH OR A GROUP FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.
WHAT'S 'A SHOT IN THE SADDLE' MOST LIKE?
IMAGINE THE CRYSTAL MAZE, SOME ESCAPE ROOM PUZZLES, A SCAVENGER HUNT, A TEAM OF LIVE ACTORS AND A MURDER MYSTERY ALL GOT TOGETHER. WITH A TIMER. THAT. IT'S PRETTY DAMN FUN.
I RECOGNISE YOU... HAVE YOU DONE THIS BEFORE?
OH YES WE HAVE! OUR ROOKIE DETECTIVES HAVE SOLVED THE CASES OF #WHOKILLEDJACKDIAMOND #WHOKILLEDSTELLACHORD AND #WHOKILLEDAMELIACOOK. SEE OUR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS HERE.
IS THIS EVENT WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?
YOU BET IT IS! WE'VE DESIGNED IT TO BE FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL - THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.
CAN WE BOOK THIS FOR TEAM BUILDING OR CORPORATE EVENTS?
YOU CERTAINLY CAN - DROP US A LINE AND WE'LL SORT SOMETHING OUT THAT SCOTLAND YARD WOULD BE PROUD OF! PLEASE EMAIL CORPORATE@ASHOTINTHESADDLE.COM
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