Horses reign at farm’s bumper equestrian day
HORSES and ponies will be the centre of attention at Thorpe Farm, Scamblesby, on Sunday week (August 12).
The farm is the venue for Horseman’s Sunday and organisers are hoping for a bumper turn-out.
The programme will start at 11am, when there will be a short service blessing the horses and ponies, conducted by the Reverend Avril Ford.
Rosettes will then be presented to each horse and pony present and that will be followed by a ride of either five or seven miles around the Wolds.
There will be a charge of £15 per rider and proceeds will be split between the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and St Martin’s Church, Scamblesby.
Any ponies on leading reins - ridden by small children - will be able to join in a walk led by a local farmer. There will be a collection with proceeds again going to the Air Ambulance and village church.
Light refreshments will be available and anyone wishing to take part should contact Mrs J. Myers (telephone: 01507 343368).
There will be ample space for horseboxes and cars.
The origins of Horseman’s Sunday date back to 1947, when Reggie Summerhayes organised an event near Epsom racecourse.
Organisers hope the Scamblesby version will become an annual event and it is believed to be the first of its kind in the region.
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