Baron has his eye on the prize

By: Horse Deals

Baron has his eye on the prize
Baron has his eye on the prize

Baron, one of World Horse Welfare’s rehomed horses, has his eye on the top prize at the Royal Highland Show again later this month.

The 18.1hh Clydesdale will be competing in three classes at the prestigious event which takes place between Thursday 23 June and Sunday 27 June 2011.  Last year Baron was awarded the Overall Ridden Champion prize and it’s hoped he can rise to the occasion again and scoop the trophy.

Baron was rehomed from World Horse Welfare’s Belwade Farm in Aboyne, Scotland to Glasgow City Council in 2001, where in his day job he pulls a Dray in a pair in the city’s Pollok Park, giving great pleasure to thousands of members of the public.  From Monday to Friday, Baron and the other Clydesdales at the park play an educational role as school groups including children with special needs meet them and learn about the horses’ daily routines and general horse care. 

Belwade Farm Centre Manager Eileen Gillen said "Baron is a fantastic example of the top quality horses we have available to rehome once they have successfully gone through the rehabilitation process at one of our Rescue and Rehoming Centres.  We are so pleased that he continues to do well when competing, and that he is loved by so many people when being used at Pollok Park and out in the wider community."

World Horse Welfare will have a trade stand at the Royal Highland Show which is held just outside Edinburgh and is one of the largest agricultural county shows, attracting over 176,000 visitors last year.


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