Majestic and marvellous
POLISHED and buffed’ horses taking part in gin competitions isn’t the grim prelude to tales of a night out. Instead nearly 600 people turned out to see a heavy horse show at The Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, on Sunday, June 21.
Museum director Sue Shave said: “It was great, it was absolutely fantastic.”
She added: “The horses were polished, buffed and groomed to a wonderful degree.”
Demonstrations from the museum’s horses, along with a variety of other breeds, kept the
‘ attendees entertained.
Ms Shave said: “The figures speak for themselves. More people than every came to the show this year and we were delighted, and delighted that people appreciated it.”
She added: “What our events do is show our horses working, which is something that visitors can’t really get in too many other locations in other parts of the county. To have such a show, such a display, having horses put through their paces - to be able to come and see that in amongst our historic buildings is pretty unique.”
HORSES FOR COARSES: Chiltern Open Air Museum held a special heavy horse show on Sunday, June 21