Shetland Pony Grand National
The Shetland Pony Grand National is a team of Shetland Ponies and jockeys that race all over the country and at the same time raising money for charity. This year’s charity is the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and all the money raised will be going to cancer research and the Children’s Cancer Ward at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Bob Champion for those can remember over came cancer and then went on to win the Grand National on the great Aldaniti in 1981, which was a massive achievement. Shortly after winning the race Bob formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and so far he has raised over 16 million pounds and trust has two research laboratories. Last year the Shetland Pony Grand National team raised a record £45,000 for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. All the jockeys who take part are trying to gain one of the 11 places at the world famous Olympia The London International Horse Show which takes place in December just before Christmas. All the Children taking part have to be 8 - 14 years old and must be less than 5ft in height and all the ponies that take part have to be registered with Shetland Pony Stud Book. The jumps and wings are miniature steeplechase fences similar to the ones on National Hunt Race course..
Arena Size required 90 x 60m. Smaller arenas can be considered.
Displays last 30 minutes.
£2345 - additional days charges upon request