The London Harness Horse Parade is reducing entry fees by £5 for the 2009 Parade which takes place on Easter Monday (13th April 2009) at the South of England Showground.

And they are also offering £50 travel expenses to each exhibitor of heavy horses.

Spokesman for the event, Walter Gilbey, said: “To assist exhibitors to cope with ever spiralling costs, the Committee of the London Harness Horse Parade took the decision to reduce entry fees.

“It is hoped other events will follow this example of helping horse owners during the present difficult times.”

He added that the travelling expenses were being made available “due to the generous sponsorship of Fullers Brewery”.

“Heavy horses are a vital part of the parade and it is hoped that this will encourage more heavy Horse exhibitors to take part — be it a trade turnout, drawing an agricultural implement or taking part in the decorated harness class.

“Grateful thanks are passed to Fullers Brewery for their sponsorship support in this respect.”

For more information: Visit www.lhhp.co.uk or phone 01737 646132.