Heavy horse centre’s circus fete

Nothcote summer fair EMN-150614-172258001
Nothcote summer fair EMN-150614-172258001

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is gearing up for it’s annual Summer Fete, which will take place on Fathers day, Sunday June 21.

The charity, home to large and small horses, is run entirely by volunteers who put on these costumed events throughout the year to raise the much needed funds in order to care for the animals.

Terena Bolam, who helps to run the charity, said: “Last year’s fete was ‘amazing’ with so much going on and this year we hope to improve that further.

“The event is themed around the circus so it is bight and colourful with lots going on all of the time.

The show will see flying displays in the main ring by Derek Tindall’s Birds of Prey, and you can also go and meet the many birds Derek takes along on his static display stall.

The very popular M Sharpe’s Serpents will be there too, with their various breeds of snakes.

In the ring demonstrating will be the UK’s four breeds of heavy horses - the Shire, Clydesdale, Percheron and the rare breed Suffolk Punch - as well as the Belgian draft, and you can meet these wonderful draft horses during the day too.

Also displaying will be Icthus canine display team and, in true circus style, an aerial hoop display.

Gymnastics on horseback as well as have a go activities, stalls BBQ and a special Father’s day only free raffle, plus a licensed bar means there really is something for everyone.

The centre is at Great Steeping, Spilsby and the gates open at 10.30am, with entertainment from 11am to around 3.30pm.

Admission is £5 adults and £3.50 child /OAPs.

Dogs are allowed on leads.

For more information or for stall space information call Terena on 07899 815960 or visit www.northcotehorses.com and find them on Facebook too.