ARMATHWAITE HALL STRONGID-P HORSE TRIALS & CUMBERLAND NEWS COUNTRY FAIR
July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2001
CAMEL RACING TOPS THE BILL AT ARMATHWAITE HALL CUMBERLAND NEWS COUNTRY FAIR - ORGANISERS APPEAL FOR JOCKEYS
Four racing camels, magnificently arrayed with fringes and tassles, will take centre stage at the Armathwaite Hall Cumberland News Country Fair over the weekend of July 20th - 22nd - and organisers are already on the look out for potential jockeys!
Running in conjunction with the Armathwaite Hall Strongid-P Horse Trials, the Cumberland News Country Fair will stage three days packed full of rural entertainments, with the busy trade stand village and top class horse trials competition providing something for all the family.
Topping the entertainment bill, Josephs Amazing Camels will spend the weekend at the event and in addition to meeting visitors, will take part in four races each day. Whilst some of the camel jockeys will be especially invited for celebrity charity races, anyone with proven experience of riding horses can apply now to the event organisers for the opportunity to take part in one of the camel races.
The four incredible racing camels (dromedaries or bactrians) are called Jordan, Zac, Calish and Sarah. They each weigh around 700lbs and will grow to be at least 7 feet tall - they all have impeccable manners too!
Camel racing is a popular sport in the Middle East and Australia and is a superbly entertaining spectacle. If you are a reasonably experienced horse rider, over 18 and would like to apply for possible selection as one of the camel racing jockeys at the Armathwaite Hall Cumberland News Country Fair, write to The Camel Racing Organiser, Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, LA12 4RE including details of your riding experience, your home address and a daytime telephone number.