Acrobatic horses the star turn at this year’s Pinchbeck Carnival

Pinchbeck Carnival parade gets under way in 2014.
Pinchbeck Carnival parade gets under way in 2014.

A group specialising in flamboyant horse displays is set to be one of the main attractions at next Saturday’s Pinchbeck Carnival.

Galloping Acrobatics will perform shows that include skipping horses, exquisite dances, beautiful routines with vintage-inspired costumes and plenty of ‘razzle dazzle’.

The theme on Saturday, June 13 is ‘Best of British’, and this will certainly be provided with the other dozens of fantastic acts, competitions, craft stalls and charities all attending on the Rotten Row playing field.

MP John Hayes will officially open the carnival and Jan and Chris from Tulip Radio will be comperes for the day.

The Breaston Highlanders, a very traditional marching band, will be parading in full Scottish attire, as well as leading the parade to provide the musical entertainment.

There is also live music from Bad to the Bone, a fancy dress competition, rides, stalls, handicrafts and a cooking competition.

The whole event is part of Pinchbeck Carnival Weekend, which sees a bingo on Friday evening and a church service and lunch on the Sunday.

This event was originally held to give the smaller, more local charities a chance to fundraise themselves by having their own stalls. Any other money raised will be going towards next year’s carnival.

Other acts will include trampolining from Abbey High Flyers from Spalding, the Spalding School of Dance, cheerleading from Polka Dots and singing from Act II.

Of course there will be plenty of things to eat and drink and there will be a licensed bar.

To add to this splendid line up of Britishness, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be doing a flypast.

Carnival committee chairman Chris Schofield said: “We all have our roles in the committee so organisation is not really a problem.

“You know, we’ve been doing this for about 30 odd years. The biggest challenge is finding the money for insurance expense, hiring people but 
also motivating people to actually come as well.”

The carnival relies almost completely on the funds it receives from the year before.

For extra details, visit the Pinchbeck carnival facebook page. Carnival gates open at 11am and the parade is at noon. Admission is £3 for adults and £1.50 for children.