Charity’s Medieval fundraiser

Scene from Northcote Heavy Horse Centre's Medieval fun day. igFdSuq7YOvYrw8cRCtt
Scene from Northcote Heavy Horse Centre's Medieval fun day. igFdSuq7YOvYrw8cRCtt
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Valuable funds have been raised for the care of animals thanks to a Medieval fun day at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre near Spilsby.

Hundreds of people of all ages attended the event on Sunday, the centre’s last major fundraiser of the year.

The centre is a registered charity and has been a sanctuary for horses and ponies as well as smaller animals for more than 26 years, with a particular passion for the conservation of the heavy horse breeds.

Manager Terena Bolam said the event raised about £1,800.

Of the sum, she said: “It makes a huge difference. It helps us pay some of our ongoing veterinary bills and also helps us with some of the hay costs, which are over £5,000 a year.”

Sunday’s event included mounted knights on horseback demonstrating skills at arms, gymnastics on horseback, fire performances, and a birds of prey display from Derek Tindall.

If you were unable to make the event, you can meet the horses and see the charity at work by visiting the centre Monday-Thursday throughout August.

For more information, visit www.northcotehorses.com