Britain’s oldest beach entertainment has moved into the 21st century with the first plastic payment for donkey rides being taken on Blackpool beach.
Mark Ineson, owner of Real Donkeys, asked Barclaycard at the beginning of this season to give Dillon a technology make-over.
The numnah is extended beyond the back of the saddle to take the contactless machine.
The machine was fitted on 21 August and will be trialled until November.
First published in Horse & Hound magazine on Thursday 4 September