Heavy horse show at open air museum

Horses pulling vintage fire engine at last year's show
Horses pulling vintage fire engine at last year's show

THE Heavy Horse and Working Animals Show at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, at Singleton, near Chichester, will include equine displays, demonstrations and parades not to be missed this year. It takes place on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27.

The Show is a long-established highlight of the summer calendar at the Museum, and one of the biggest shows of its kind in the south of England. For the first time, the current popular interest in the ‘War Horse’ theme will be reflected at this year’s event with a number of very special features.

The fascinating Skinners Horse Historical Re-enactors, who thrilled visitors last year with their skilful mounted displays, will provide a World War 1 War Horse themed re-enactment and encampment.

The National Army Museum will be attending with a War Horse exhibition, and there will be a demonstration of a horse drawn period 18 pounder gun and limber kindly loaned by Fort Nelson Royal Armouries from nearby Fareham. On the Sunday, historian Dr Andy Robertshaw and consultant on the recent War Horse movie, will be demonstrating and commentating on how horses were used in the making of the film.

A highly entertaining and innovative show is planned, guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages.

For mnore equestrian news see West Sussex Gazette, Wednesday May 9