We’re all set for Middleham Open Day!
Middleham Open Day returns to its traditional Good Friday slot this year, which means that along with eleven other local training establishments, we’ll be opening our doors to the public this coming Friday (30th March).
Tickets for the event cost just £10, with free admission for under 16s and a reduced price of £7 for over 60s, and as well as the chance to look around the yards there’s a full programme of events to keep you entertained throughout the day!
All the stables, including Barry Keniry’s pre-training yard across the road from us at Warwick Lodge, will be open from 9.30am until 1pm. There will be food, gift and trade stands in the market square including mechanical horse demonstrations with a BHA accredited jockey coach, a craft fair in Middleham Key Centre on Park Lane and swimming demonstrations at Mark Johnston’s Kingsley House yard.
The Household Cavalry’s Trooper Middleham (above) will be back on parade and another equine star, Little Alf the Shetland pony (below), will be having his first visit to Open Day together with his owner, author Hannah Russell.
The West of Yore fox hounds will parade through the town at 11am and James Bethell’s team will be giving a jumping demonstration and parading their two year olds at Thorngill Stables in Coverham at 11.30am.
In the afternoon the action moves up to the Low Moor, starting with the Retraining of Racehorses Musical Ride at 1.30pm.
We’ll be taking some of our jumpers up to the moor to give a schooling display, before the return of the Beverley Racecourse sponsored inter-yard competition where our team will be competing hard in the likes of the egg and spoon race, the Milbry Hill Showjumping in association with the Bedale Pony Club and the inaugural Open Day Donkey Derby!
Obviously we’ve all got one eye on the weather and we’re hoping that the forecast Easter snowstorms don’t materialise!
For more information, to plan your visit and to purchase tickets, check out the Open Day website.