Northcote Heavy Horse Centre near Spilsby set to mark 10th anniversary of Medieval Tournaments with celebration event

Jousting action at the centre.
Jousting action at the centre.
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The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in Great Steeping is set to mark a landmark in style this coming weekend - when it holds a Medieval tournament to celebrate the anniversary of such events at the centre.

On Sunday, August 18 it will be the tenth anniversary of the tournaments and organisers are promising another ‘fantastic day out for all the family’.

Terena Bolam, who helps run the horse charity, said: “We shall have our horses and riders dressed to impress in their medieval costumes and they will be competing to be crowned as the tournamnent champion.”

“The riders will have to demonstrate their skill at arms before trying for the joust.

“As well as the horses competing there will also be demonstrations of equestrian vaulting, which is gymnastics on horseback, there will be fire performances, dancing dogs, and our fabulous falconer, Derek Tindal, will be here with his wonderful ‘Birds of Prey’.

“He will be demonstrating the birds’ flying, and will also give the public chance to get to hold one of the wonderful birds.

“There will also be a bouncy castle, stalls, licensed bar hot and cold food and barbecue as well as have a go archery.”

Admission on the day is £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and OAPs. Gates open at 10.45am and events run from 11.15am to 3p.

For more information or to book a stall contact Terena on 07899 815960/01754 830286, visit www.northcotehorses.com or go to their Facebook page.

If you can’t make the event the centre is open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.