British Percheron Horse Centenary celebrations in West Sussex
The British Percheron Horse Society celebrates its centenary with two days of demonstrations at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Living History Festival this coming weekend, 2/3 June, at Singleton, West Sussex. Over 50 Percherons are expected, including from the major groups of the breed in the East Midlands and the Fens, and Hampshire in southern England. International Percheron supporters will also be there, including Percheron breeders from Canada, and France who are crossing the Channel with some of their animals especially for the event. Demonstrations will include a timeline celebrating the use of the Percheron in the UK over the last 100 years, and to mark the centenary of the end of the Frist World War, a Field to Battlefield pageant. The St Giles Steam Fire Engine and a First World War Field Gun, both horsed by Percherons, will be among the exhibits. Don’t miss it! Find out more about the event at www.wealddown.co.uk. The photo is of Michael White with his Nottinghamshire Show Percheron champion, White Swan Emilie, taken by Kevin Wright.