Once again, the Heavy Horse Show at the National Museum of Rural Life at Wester Kittochside was a great success. This event – a perennial favourite – is one of the biggest heavy horse events in Scotland.
Despite some rather grim weather on the morning of the event, almost 2,200 visitors attended to watch the 11 different judging classes for the Heavy Horses and further sections for Shetland and Highland ponies, as well as a donkey class. The overall Champion on the day (i.e. the animal judged to be best across all classes) was a Shetland pony called Kerryston Theodore owned by Ken and Ann Scott of Kellas.
As well as the impressive array of horses, donkeys and carriages on show, there were numerous other activities on the day such as face painters, stilt walkers, craft workshops and various stands selling local produce.
In the afternoon, the sun showed its face and the afternoon rounded off very pleasantly with satisfied visitors (and staff) having enjoyed an excellent event.