Clydesdales, ILPH Mac and Baron (formerly known as Willie and Ollie)
came into the care of the ILPH (International League for the Protection
of Horses) at Belwade Farm, Aboyne in September 2000, together with
28 other horses and ponies, when Fairways Horse Sanctuary, Glencarse,
2001 Mac and Baron have been on loan to Glasgow City Council and
last month after weeks of preparation 5 year old ILPH Baron was
at the Royal Highland Show where he was awarded Reserve Overall
In-Hand Champion Gelding in the Clydesdale class.
was not the only glory for Glasgow City Council and the ILPH at
the show because Baron's 5 year old stable mate ILPH Mac was also
successful while being driven by Glasgow City Council employee Willie
Craig guided Mac into fourth place in the single driven Clydesdales
and another fourth place in the four in hand class and, in the striking
Unicorn formation for driving three horses, the team achieved a
commendable seventh place.
the horses' successes, Eileen Gillen, Manager of Belwade Farm comments,
"All the staff at Belwade are very proud of the boys and their
achievements, it is most rewarding to see them do so well in their
new roles especially at such at prestigious event."
to Glasgow City Council's Pollok Country Park, can see Mac and Baron
at work in their day job, between 8 am and 4 pm, where they are
used to pull the Council's dray.