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Scottish Christmas Equine Fair Galloping Towards Success

The popular Scottish Christmas Equine Fair returns to the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December, and organisers Contour Exhibitions & Events are already billing it as the biggest and best so far.

In what will be a great day out for anyone with passion for horses, world class displays rub shoulders with advice from experts who are leaders in the fields, and a dedicated Equestrian Shopping Village with over 100 exhibitors to choose from.

Highlights from the Fair include:
" Thrilling displays from Scottish Carriage Driving and national carriage driving champion Gary Docking;
" Demonstrations on equine behaviour from Equine Perfections;
" Exciting displays of Cossack riding from Devil's Horsemen;
" The best of Scottish breeds - a parade of Eriskays and Shetlands;
" Boris, the pantomime Cydesdale, who will be raising money for The Anthony Nolan Trust;
" A lecture on hoof horn defects from expert Sue Kempson;
" An insight into the use of alternative therapy, Reiki, in the care of horses from Janet Brown;
" Instruction in nutrition from nutritionist Charlotte Ridgeway of Dengie Crops;
" Information regarding careers in the equine industry from Oatridge College;
" A look at the work of the nationally recognised Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, which is responsible for the rehabilitation of hundreds of former racehorses;
" A presentation on equine gentling from expert David Burleigh-Smith.

In addition to a range of displays and the Equestrian Shopping Village, the Scottish Christmas Equine Fair will also the feature the established and popular Meet the Experts area, where experts in the fields will be available to answer questions on a wide range of topics.

Sandra Turner, managing director of Contour Exhibitions & Events, commented: "The Scottish Christmas Equine Fair is the last equine fair of the year for us, and we always feel that we have ended the year on a high. Year after year we have been heartened by the welcome we have received, and how popular the Scottish Christmas Equine Fair has become with the Scottish equine community. It's a great day out and a must for anyone who is passionate about horses."

Tickets are available in advance from Contour Exhibitions & Events by calling 08700 115007 and advance booking discounts are available. Further information, exhibition stand details and leaflets are available by calling 01884 841644, or by logging on at .

The Scottish Christmas Equine Fair will take place in the Lowland Hall, the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2003, 9.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on the Sunday. Ticket costs are: Adults, £9.00; Under 16's £6; Under 5's free; OAP's £8.00; Family Ticket (two adults and two children) £25.00. Advance booking discounts are available. Please call 08700 115007 or log on at


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