Rare breed horse show to take place this weekend

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The first ever horse show exclusively for rare breeds will be taking place in Buckinghamshire this weekend (September 22nd to 23rd).

Rare Breeds Heritage Horse Show is being supported by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and ten of the 12 equine breeds on its watchlist will be in attendance.

Held at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, the event will include in-hand and ridden showing classes, jumping, driving and demos.

As well as this, the Hackney Horse & Pony of the Year championships will be taking place.

The Hackney recently joined the Cleveland Bay, Eriskay and Suffolk in being recognised as rare breeds of horse.

Organiser of the show Richard James said the event is an innovation and hoped that it would help people to realise the worth of rare equines.

"The response has been extremely enthusiastic, more than I expected. We aim to build on it and have more championships next year," he added.

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