WHAT better way to spend a family day out in the fresh air than a visit to The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire.
The event takes place April 1 to 3 and is set to attract the country’s leading event riders competing for the major spoils over the three days.
Sections include international 2*S and Novice on Warner Hotels Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and Lycetts Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday. Also running throughout the event is the Animalintex Leading Rider Award who will take the prize at grand finale.
As well as catching all the action from the dressage, Showjumping and cross-country, the team at organisers BEDE Events has also ensured there is plenty of fun for all the family, even the non-horsey ones!
If you prefer steam powered to horse powered why not have a go on the Miniature Railway, regular visitors to Thoresby will have seen how popular this is and also how much fun.
Re-live your youth with a go on the vintage fairground attractions with stalls including hook a duck, coconut shy and a vintage shooter, chair-o-planes, mini roundabouts, and of course the steam gallopers – maybe a few of the leading riders will be saddling up to have a go!
The team from the Tournament Ground Activity Centre will be in action providing expert advice on axe and knife throwing and Archery.
If it’s the cut and thrust of polo that gets you going, look out for the games and demonstrations from Thoresby Polo Club on the Sunday after the show jumping.
At the other end of the scale, visitors will also be able to watch Shire Horse plaiting and turnout demonstrations and see the expert art of farriery in action.
Craft demonstrations, a classic car rally hosted by Grantham Classic Car Club and music from the Moonshiners on Saturday and Sunday, and Heather Flint acoustic guitarist on the Sunday offers plenty of choice and variety for all the family.
And if you are taking your canine friend along get involved in the dog show or dog agility with Support Dogs.
With the New Year well and truly here it’s all systems go for The Eventing Spring Carnival, April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park. We have some fantastic ticket, camping and membership offers running throughout January and February.
Friday tickets are £7, Saturday and Sunday tickets £28.50 for two or £17 single. Camping is £40 plus £15 per person for the event.
If you really want to enjoy the event in luxury why not treat yourself to membership, £25 for Friday, £35 for Saturday or Sunday, and £70 for season membership, all three days.
Visit www.bede-events.co.uk to book your tickets.