Centre’s medieval fundraiser

Entertainment in the display area of the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre.
Entertainment in the display area of the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre.

The Middle Ages came galloping into the 21st century at Spilsby’s Northcote Heavy Horse Centre on Sunday.

The animal welfare charity held a Medieval Tournament to help raise much-needed funds for its operation.

The 15th anniversary event featured displays of birds of prey, medieval riding skills, and more. In all, more than £2,000 was raised on the day.

Earlier this month the centre made a crisis plea for help amid challenging financial times.

Following Sunday’s event, centre manager Terena Bolam said: “We are still very much in crisis and, although the day went well, we still need help and support, particularly financial.”

The centre’s next fundraisers will be a summer fete on June 26 and a medieval banquet on July 16. More at www.northcotehorses.com

Photos: Nick Johnson.