Horses and dogs event proves popular

Winners in the Horse and Hound section of the Morpeth Foxhounds gymkhana and dog show.
Winners in the Horse and Hound section of the Morpeth Foxhounds gymkhana and dog show.

A gymkhana and dog show in the Hartburn area has been hailed a big success.

Many families attended the Morpeth Foxhounds event, which made a profit of £1,150. Some of this money will go to Cancer Research UK.

There were about 200 entries for the dog classes, which ranged from terriers to geriatric mongrels, and 200 horse classes entries as many of these animals competed in multiple categories. Riders included adults and children (the youngest was six years old).

One of the organisers, Tim Stafford, said: “It was a tremendously successful event. It went better than we expected.

“Many people enjoyed a fun family-friendly afternoon and, for me, the highlight was the terrier racing.

“There were a few trade stands and marvellous refreshments were provided by the Morpeth Foxhounds Supporters Club.”