New Powys Show Puts The Fun Back Into Horsing Around

A NEW equine event is set to put the fun and frivolity back into horse shows whilst encouraging novice, experienced and non-riders to enjoy having a go with their four-legged friends.

Cainvalley Llanfyllin Horse And Pony Show, which is due to take place on Saturday 8 August 2015, is the brainchild of Jane Harrison, an avid horse owner, who saw a gap in the market for a local show with a difference.

As well as the usual classes such as best ridden, tack and turnout, the show will also give competitors a chance to compete in more unusual classes such as the pony with the funkiest mane and tail and the pony the judge would most like to take home with them. And since many of the classes can be entered either ridden or in-hand you don’t have to be able to ride your equine in order to take part.

Jane said: “We wanted a show which would be great fun and appeal to a whole range of people, so we have also included a class for the best rescue horse or pony, which can be either ridden or in-hand.

“The class was inspired by Totem Horses, a local not-for-profit rescue in Llanfechain, but horses and ponies which have been rescued from anywhere are welcome to take part. It is a great opportunity for people to show off how far their animals have come, and not worry about things like lumps and bumps, which might matter in other showing classes.”

The show will take place in the field by The Workhouse in Llanfyllin with the first class starting at 9.30am. There is no need to register in advance, as all entries will be taken on the day at £6 per class.

The rescue class is sponsored by the organisers and the proceeds from the class will kindly be donated to Totem Horses, who will be providing the trophies.

There will be food and drink available at the event as well as a chance to buy new and second-hand tack, rugs and riding clothing at a stall run by and raising money for Totem Horses. There will also be a number of rescue ponies at the event who are currently looking for homes.

For more details visit Cainvalley Llanfyllin Horse and Pony Show on Facebook.