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This weekend sees one of the biggest events in Scottish eventing in our region.
Floors Castle Horse Trials got underway today with a new class for younger horses, but the main action takes place from tomorrow as Jenny Longden reports:
An annual celebration celebrating the Festival of the horse has begun.
Equestrian events will be held in the Borders over the next 10 days.
A range of demonstrations, rides and other events will be held to celebrate all things equestrian.
Floors Castle Horse Trials is one of the events on this weekend that is connected to the festival.
Classes for younger horses have been held at Floors Castle Horse Trials.
It is the first time riders have had the chance to qualify for the Burghley competition at the Kelso estate.
The main eventing begins tomorrow (18th May), at 8am.
The 12th Festival of the Horse gets underway in the Scottish Borders today.
The ten day festival is a celebration of all things equine and includes a large number of events for both spectators and riders including horse trials, displays and endurance rides.
Several guided rides are held across a number of days and are a highlight of the festival calendar.
Some of the events today include:
- “Horse Drawn, Drawn Horse” Exhibition of the Horse
- Floors Castle Horse Trials Burghley Young Event Horse Classes
- Guided Ride from Bowhill, Selkirk
- Guided Ride from Lanton, Jedburgh
For more information on the festival including information on how you can get involved, visit the website here.