Over 1,000 trot along to historic show

Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show Dressage entrants Amy Taylor, Beth Andrews, Debbie Andrews ANL-140622-161621001

Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show Dressage entrants Amy Taylor, Beth Andrews, Debbie Andrews ANL-140622-161621001

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For over 40 years Long Sutton has held its annual Horse and Pony Show and 2014 was no different.

Over 1,000 spectators and around 200 competitors arrived at the town’s park on Sunday to take part in the historic equine event.

Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show'Lincs Ark Small Animal Charity raffle stallholders Julie Brooks, Michelle Franks, Christine Bird ANL-140622-161515001

Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show'Lincs Ark Small Animal Charity raffle stallholders Julie Brooks, Michelle Franks, Christine Bird ANL-140622-161515001

Not only did around 100 horses and their riders enter into categories including showing, dressage and show jumping, but there was also a fun showing class in which horses and ponies were ranked according to categories such as who had the prettiest face and who had the longest tail.

The secretary of the Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show, Eunice Artaman, said: “Ideal weather and ground conditions coupled with a large number of competitors all made for a very enjoyable day for competitors and spectators alike.”

It was not only the show’s namesakes that had the opportunity to compete at the event though; hundreds of dogs took part in the Dog Show that proved to be a great achievement in terms of both participation and support.

“It was hugely successful with a tremendous amount of entries in the showing classes.”

Also present at the event were a variety of stalls, including a number raising money for animal charities.

While The Cats Protection League sold merchandise from their stall to drum up funds, a raffle was held by The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement Home.