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Heritage heaven for horse enthusiasts

HERITAGE horses attracted more than 80 people plus many children to an open day held recently by the Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association.

Organiser Erica Jessup said the day at their leased property on the Guyra Road was a huge success.

She said visitors had thoroughly enjoyed the horse handling demonstrations and luncheon.

The morning session saw handler Digby Foster using Snip, managing to get him to the point of being saddled without any issues before lunch.

“This horse was used for a demonstration at a previous open day in April 2008 when he was halter started,” Jessica said.

“He hadn't been in the yards since until this open day, where he progressed to carrying a saddle, a remarkable achievement for him and Digby to get to this level of education in less than two hours.

“Snip is for sale; if you are interested please contact us.”

The afternoon session saw the halter starting of a young filly, which was previously unhandled, apart from being trucked off park as a foal.

“The outlook for the horses being removed from the park is really positive,” Erica said.

“We are receiving many enquiries about purchasing horses and from people who have previously bought a horse wanting to register it as a Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse and start competing with them.

“On the open day alone we sold 10 horses and currently have limited horses for sale, as we have not received any from the park recently.

If you are interested in purchasing a horse or becoming involved check out the new web site at

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