A “mountain” of carrots will go on sale at the South West Christmas Equine Fair to raise money for the ILPH

A “mammoth mountain” of carrots has been donated to the South West Christmas Equine Fair in Devon to raise money for the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

Twenty tons of carrots have been donated by Nigel Bone, who runs a wholesale horse feeds distribution company in Northamptonshire.

“We’ve always run out in previous years so I’m getting twice as many as usual. We’re hoping to raise around £3,000 for the charity from the sale of the carrots,” said Nigel.

A number of trade stands at the show, which takes place at Westpoint in Exeter on 24-25 November, will also be contributing to the fund raising effort.

“This year the message is about ignorance. So often horses end up with the ILPH because people who buy them don’t really know what they are taking on,” said Nigel.

Among the star attractions in the indoor arena will be:

  • Cossack riding from stunt group, The Devil’s Horsemen
  • Demonstrations from Parelli’s Natural Horseman ship
  • Dressage with John Lassetter
  • A heavy horses parade

There will also be a parade of ILPH horses – some already on loan, but others that are looking for suitable owners.

Tickets are available on the door: adults £7, children and OAPs £5, under 5s FREE, family (two adults/two children) £22. For more information visit www.contour.uk.net/swequine.html