Horses and hounds to raise the pounds

SADDLE up for a fun ride and prepare to lap up the atmosphere at this year’s Cancer Horse and Dog Show in Boston.

The 39th annual charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK is taking place on Sunday, June 5, at Rosebery Avenue Playing Field, off Sleaford Road.

Visitors will be treated to the spectacle of five rings at the show including dressage, show jumping, in hand, miniature horse child handler, coloured and veteran. There are also ridden classes such as tack and turnout, lead rein, ridden cob, veteran and working hunter.

The first horse classes start at 9am, with dressage at 10.30am.

The dog show, with five pedigree and 14 novelty classes, takes entries at noon with judging from 1pm.

Show secretary, Tina Staples, said: “Last year we were able to send £1,000 to the Cancer Research UK and over the last 16 years alone, while I have been doing the figures, we have raised £16,800.”

She added: “Visitors can bring their horses, ponies or dogs and if they need advice we are there to help in any way we can.”

There will be a raffle on the day with a £100 prize and stalls selling horse-riding tack, jewelery, sweets, crafts, dog food and pet products.

The show also features a bouncy castle for children and a mobile police unit offering free security marking for tack.

There will be plenty of refreshments on the day including a burger bar, pizza stall and ice cream van.

Entry is £3 for adults, children and OAPs £2, and cars £5.

Groups or charities can book a stall providing they don’t clash with those already booked.

l Information: 07903 012291.