The Midlands Equine Fair will take place this weekend (8/9 March) at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern,Worcs.

The organisers are promising that this year’s indoor event will be their biggest and best show to date.

Around 130 trade stands will make up the equestrian shopping village; with live demonstrations taking place in the Supreme and Top equestrian arenas.

In the Supreme equine area, Blyth Tait will demonstrate how to train an eventer. Driving fans can watch Dick Lane harness up and drive his team, while Gary Docking will give a display on the art of carriage driving.

National dressage champion Nicky Barrett will be passing on her training tips, as well as leading western rider David Lloyd. Demonstrations

In the Top equestrian arena The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre will give a demonstration on the re-education of racehorses for re-homing and a life outside racing.

Visitors are also invited to sample the benefits of the Fizz Coaching Clinic, which specialisesin helping both horse and rider to achieve a happy, balanced attitude and consistent performance. What’s new ?

New to this year’s show is the Innovations Area, where four businesses have won the opportunity to display their products.

  • Bio Animal Health has produced an enzyme bedding for horses that breaks down urine into a clear liquid, removes harmful ammonia smells and accelerates the breakdown of any small pieces of dung.
  • Equiplus Internationalhas manufactured a reusable liquid ice bandage for horses.
  • Guiltspur Scientific has developed and manufactured a plastic adhesive horseshoe.
  • Tequestyle Performance markets breathable quick-drying riding wear.

    Tickets to the event are £9 for adults, £7 for under 16s and OAPs, – family tickets (two adults and two children) costs £25.00. Tickets are available in advance with a discount, for more information contact Contour Exhibitions & Events (tel: 08700 115007) or click here to visit their website.