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Borders Festival of the Horse

Borders Horse Festival Photo: ITV Border

The 11th Borders Festival of the Horse starts today. 30 events will run over 10 days, from jousting to jumping, incorporating working horses, equitation science and horse whispering, and introducing clever donkeys and equestrian art. The festival began in 2001 following the foot and mouth epidemic to emphasise the horse as a driving force in Borders economy. Last year around 10,000 people attended the Festival.**


The 11th festival is designed to be more compact than previous years, but just as exciting and varied. If you love horses there is no better place to be than the Scottish Borders in May.

– Ann Fraser, Organiser
Participants practising in the Borders Credit: ITV Border

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