Trimpley Heavy Horse Festival back for 11th year

RARE BREED: Suffolk punch horses at the festival in Trimpley.

RARE BREED: Suffolk punch horses at the festival in Trimpley.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TRIMPLEY Heavy Horse Festival will return to the village for its 11th year.

The event, which will take place at Holbeache Farm on Sunday (July 27) from 10.30am to 4.30pm, promotes awareness of a rare horse breed.

Suffolk punch horses, which have a shining chestnut coat, are highly endangered with their population levels listed critical by the Rare Breed Survival Trust, but almost 50 of the animals will be present at the show.

Foals will be in the stables ready to meet visitors while adult horses will plough the fields and spread muck using traditional techniques.

There will be also be tractor and horse-and-cart activities, a fun fair, bouncy castles, donkey rides and a dog show, as well as art displays, trade stands, a car boot sale and refreshments.

Entry costs £5 for adults, £4 for OAPs, £3 for children and is free for those aged under five, and all proceeds will be donated to several charities including the Suffolk Horse Society.

Holbeache Farm is located just outside Kidderminster in Trimpley and will be well signposted on the day from the A442 Bridgnorth Road. Drivers can use the postcode DY12 1PB in their sat navs.

For more details contact Mike Clarke, the event organiser, on 07831 674018 or for trade stand enquiries contact his daughter Tracy on 01905 773673.

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