Event of the week

John Fairbairn of Marshall Meadows, a keen supporter of driving. There has been an unusually high number of entries in the driving section of the events at Milfield Heavy Horse Festival. Photo supplied by Clydesdale International.
John Fairbairn of Marshall Meadows, a keen supporter of driving. There has been an unusually high number of entries in the driving section of the events at Milfield Heavy Horse Festival. Photo supplied by Clydesdale International.

Northumberland’s Festival of the Heavy Horse takes place on Sunday.

The event, staged at Etal Showground on Ford and Etal Estates, brings together heavy horses from all over the UK, including Clydesdale, Shires and Suffolk Punch.

There will also be sheepdog and gundogs displays and a vintage First World War horse-drawn army vehicle.

Vintage machinery and traditional agricultural skills will be on show, with wheelwright and blacksmith demonstrations, while visitors will be able to watch the skills of award-winning tree sculptor Tommy Craggs, along with the prowess of a scythe worker.

Gates open at 9.30am and tickets are £10 for adults, OAPs £7, children free. There will also be free parking. Visit heavyhorsefestival.co.uk