Heavy Horses Hoof Their Way …….www.apfexhibition.co.uk

On the 13/14/15th September 35 of Europes finest working heavy horses will hoof their way to Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire to take part in the European Horse Logging Championships taking place as part of APF 2012.
This is the first time the European Horse Logging Championships have been held in the UK. The competitors come from all over Europe and as far afield as Japan to compete in the three day competition. There will be 25 single horses and 10 pairs competing. All these horses are used regularly to extract timber from difficult and sensitive woodlands where the use of wheeled vehicles might cause unacceptable damage. These gentle giants weigh up to one tonne each and are highly trained for their roles.
The competition involves the horses and handler dragging a log around a woodland circuit, negotiating obstacles and carrying out a range of skills and tasks commonly encountered whilst working. The emphasis is on accuracy and steadiness but time is taken into account in the event of a tie.
The competition is taking place over all three days of the show with the winner being announced at around 4pm on Saturday
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