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The British Horse Society
Princess Royal To Be Guest Of Honour At BHS "Voice Of The Horse"
12 June 2002 Houghton College, Durham

The British Horse Society North Region plans to celebrate the Jubilee of its Patron H M The Queen with a grand horse extravaganza THE VOICE OF THE HORSE. HRH The Princess Royal will be the guest of honour at the BHS North Region flagship event on 12 June at Houghall College, Durham.

Kay Driver, BHS chief executive, said: "Her Royal Highness is well known for her love of horses, and as our President will help to put the message over to the public that the British Horse Society is for everyone who loves horses and cares about their welfare."

The VOICE OF THE HORSE will be a diverse celebration of horses and the people who work with them everyday, using their skill and dedication to improve the lives of horses. The star attraction will be a unique opportunity to see every native breed in the British Isles - from Shire to Shetland - in one arena. Other events include demonstrations of horseball (known as rugby on horseback!), TREC, show jumping, vaulting (gymnastics on horseback), carriage driving and side saddle displays.

Visitors will be able to see how a horse is shod in the farriers competition. There will be demonstrations of saddle fitting and vet practice. For the children there will be a chance to win riding lessons with 'guess the weight of the pony' and colouring competitions.

In the Marquee there will be talks on all sorts of interesting topics as well as a fashion show, and for those who like to shop, there will be dozens of tradestands with arts and crafts, horticulture and a farmers' market.

Entry on the day will be £6, with children £3 and under 5s free. There is a special price for BHS members of £4.50. Tickets can be bought in advance with £1 reduction by sending a cheque (made payable to BHS) to BHS Events, Priestfield, Burnopfield, Newcastle NE16 6AT.

For more information on the event - tickets, tradestands or sponsorship - contact Pam Ainsworth 07775 603486 or Muriel Allan 01207 270305.


Following the British Horse Society horse extravaganza at Houghall College, Durham, on 12 June, the BHS will be holding a Summer Ball at Beamish Hall on Friday 14 June.

Beamish Hall was home to local folk hero Bobby Shafto and provides a splendid backdrop to a fabulous evening's entertainment, with dancing, great food and good company. Tickets cost £37 and are available from Pam Ainsworth 07775 603486 or Muriel Allan 01207 270305. Cheques to BHS Events,
Priestfield, Burnopfield, Newcastle NE16 6AT.



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