Preparations under way for annual show

A popular horse show that has been running since 2006 will once again take place in Blyth this month.

Gloucester Lodge Farm will hold its annual show on Sunday, August 18, off the Links Road between Blyth and Seaton Sluice.

Back for 2013 is the Cash Prize Show Jumping, sponsored by The Veterinary Centre, Morpeth, Foreign Breeds, and new for 2013 is Young Stock, Appaloosa/Spotted Horse and Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Classes.

Also on show will be a fun dog show and dog agility clear round competition, sponsored by Jollyes Blyth.

A local travelling caravan and wagon artist will be showing off his work, and there will be a variety of stalls, and food will be supplied by the Northumbrian Farm Shop, Blagdon Farm shop butcher Simon Osborne.

Organiser Ian Thompson said: “Our show has something for everyone, spectators are welcome and entry is free to watch.

“Our charity dressage and show jumping in June raised over £800 for Cash for Kids and we hope to raise more money with 50p from every show entry going to charity.”

Visit www.gloucesterlodgefarm.co.uk for more details.