Not a horse in sight as dogs take centre stage at eventing day in aid of Great North Air Ambulance Service (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Not a horse in sight as dogs take centre stage at eventing day in aid of Great North Air Ambulance Service
DOGS were put through a series of challenges more usually associated with horses at a special event to raise cash for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
Dressage, show jumping and a cross country course were set out at Streatlam Park, near Barnard Castle, for the dogs to tackle Organiser Donna Wood said there were three classes – for small, medium and large dogs – and owners taking part ranged in age from six to 60.
“Competitors wore their riding attire or equivalent and started off with a shortened version of a dressage, followed by a round of eight jumps, then onto dog agility for the cross country section.
“The event was a bit of fun to raise funds for a great cause.”
In total, more than £300 was raised for the air ambulance service.
“The feedback from this event was uplifting and positive. We are already planning another,” added Ms Wood.