Two local charities, Richmond & Catterick Group Riding for the Disabled  and Catterick Garrison Saddle Club, have joined forces to stage a fun-filled Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday May 8, to mark the Big Help Out.

Organisers say it's free entry at Loos Road, Catterick Garrison, from 11am until 2pm, with something for everyone, families, friends, singles, young and old alike.

The Fun Open Day is part of the Big Help Out to mark His Majesty the King’s Coronation and there will be plenty to see including equestrian displays, RDA rider demonstrations with volunteers and lots of fundraising activities such as pony rides, a fun dog show, face painting; wellie ‘wanging’; horseshoe hoopla, and more.

Refreshments will be available to buy including tea and coffee, cold drinks, hot dogs, chocolate bars, cakes and even treats for horses. And there will be prizes and rosettes on offer.

Parking is nearby with a short walk to the Catterick Garrison Saddle Club and, for those people with disabilities, parking will be at the venue.

Volunteer coach, Sheri Wild said: "This day promises to be hugely enjoyable for everyone. As well as RDA riding demonstrations, our volunteers will be there to talk to visitors about helping, as well as the role and benefits of volunteering. We look forward to seeing lots of people coming along on May 8."