Medieval fun day out at Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Medieval mayhem at Northcote Heavy Horse Centre EMN-151108-112111001
Medieval mayhem at Northcote Heavy Horse Centre EMN-151108-112111001

This Sunday, August 16, will see the last major fundraising event of the year at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre.

The Medieval days are fun and exciting and as well as see the knights on horseback demonstrating their skill at arms, the hugely popular Derek Tindall and his birds of prey display will be there, together with M Sharpes Serpents.

There is gymnastics on horseback, fire performance, dog displays and more, with lots of stalls and a bouncy castle too.

The centre, which is a small registered charity, has been a sanctuary for horses & ponies as well as smaller animals for over 26 years with a particular passion for the conservation of the heavy horse breeds.

The centre is well known for their popular Medieval Tournaments which contribute to the critically needed funds that help to keep them afloat.

Terena Bolam, the charity’s full time volunteer manager, said: “We rely on public donations and income from our special events.

“Every so often we find ourselves at a very critical time, which is where we are right now.

“We are heading into the end of our open visitor season, where any regular income ends, so we need the support of visitors to come and support our last major event of the year, as well as coming to visit us during the week throughout August.”

Admission price £5 adults and £3.50 child/oap.

Gates open at 10.45 and the parade of horses starts at 11.15am; the day ends around 3.30pm.

“If you can’t make the event then you can always come and meet the horses and see the work the charity does by visiting them on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays throughout August,” added Terena.

For more information call Terena on 07899 815960 / 01754 830286 or visit