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A demonstration of horse power!

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: September 06, 2012

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  • Heavy Horse Show Shoreham

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  • Heavy Horse Show Shoreham

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HEAVY horses, retrievers, sheepdogs and ducks filled a field in Shoreham along with thousands of animal-loving families on Sunday.

The Heavy Horse Show kicked off at 10am, with agility shows, sheep herding, horses ploughing fields and classic vehicles and farm machinery on display.

Organised by the Sevenoaks Lions Club, the event, which ran until 5pm, raised £17,500 for local causes, including Hospice in the Weald, trips for elderly people and holidays for disadvantaged families.

During the day, there were two half-hour shows from shepherd David Seamark and his sheepdogs and also two extreme falconry displays.

Alongside these, in the field close to Shoreham Station, were a retriever obedience show, duck herding, and heavy horses dressed for the parade ground and pulling ploughs and carts.

There were old tractors and other farm machinery, train engines, classic cars and lorries on display.

Visitors could enjoy drinks from the beer tent and sandwiches from a bar run by the Scouts.

John Law of the Sevenoaks Lions, who lives in Parkhill Road, Kemsing, said: "It went brilliantly – the weather was in our favour, though we did have a tiny bit of drizzle it was mainly dry.

"We nearly had a record number of people and made a profit of £17,500 – it was a really good turnout.

"It was a huge amount of work – we started setting up on Thursday – all for one day on Sunday – but it was well worth it.

"I have been a member of the Lions Club for seven years, and helping run the heavy horse show for the last three. It's lovely – the Lions are lovely people and work really hard.

"We were all so proud of how the event went on Sunday – it was fantastic."

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