Fast and furious drivers, motorcycle display teams, skateboarders towed at speed behind a horse, birds of prey, dog agility and so much more in Norfolk next weekend

01/08/2014

School’s out and the kids are already bored - you need to arrange a trip to this year's Summer Extravaganza, on Sunday 10th August, at international horse charity, World Horse Welfare's, Norfolk Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Hall Farm in Snetterton.

The Imps at Norfolk's Summer Extravaganza

Throughout the day you'll experience the Imps Motorcycle Display Team (who are only aged 5-16); Horse Boarding, where a man really skateboards behind a horse at speeds of up to 30mph and the Formula 1 of equine events, scurry driving, where a pair of horses negotiate multiple obstacles while pulling a carriage at speed. [Image, above, shows the Imps in action]

That's not all: there are mounted police specials, birds of prey, dog agility and shows, heavy horses, vintage cars and tractors, as well as shopping at the trade stands, craft stalls and a giant tombola. There's even the much-loved farriery competition where you can watch the experts in action and marvel at their skills.

The little ones can join in the fun in the children's area, take a donkey or tractor-trailer ride around the farm, get their faces painted and of course meet the many horses and ponies that have been rescued by the charity. Kids can also take part in the charity's extra special Year of the Horse competition where celebrity judges will pick the winner and lots of prizes can be won. Older children will be delighted by the fun fair.

For the adults there's live music, a licensed bar and lots of food.

There's also the chance to grab a bargain should you have an equine friend of your own - check out the tack sale stall, which has a huge selection of new and second-hand items on offer – right through from bridles, breastplates and head collars, to grooming equipment, stable rugs and turnout rugs.

Arrive leisurely at 10am to get in on the action; you only need £5 to get in per car or £10 per minibus.

World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care. At Hall Farm – just one of the charity's four Rescue and Rehoming Centres across the UK -  it can care for around 160 horses at any one time, nursing rescue cases back to health before finding them loving new homes. Proceeds from this year’s Summer Extravaganza will help to fund the charity's vital work helping horses in need worldwide. 

Special thanks to those who have supported this event in so many varied ways.

Visitors can contact Maxine Langley for more event information on: 01953 499100 or email her at maxinelangley@worldhorsewelfare.org