More horsing around until Sunday

The Borders Festival of the Horse continues this week with several events lined up before the last day on Sunday.

This evening sees an international tilting demonstration taking place at The Haining, Selkirk, with local riders and Danish exponents demonstrating the ancient sport from 6.30pm (free).

There is a dressage workshop at Broomhill Farm, Selkirk, from 4.30pm. And new this year is the Norwegian Fjord Horse Stud visit at Langham Kennels, Mindrum.More information from Sally Proe on 01890 850366. And tonight’s guided outing is a walk-and-trot ride, starting at 6pm from Marigold, Duns.

Tomorrow (Friday) the tilters compete at Bowhill from 6.30pm, while the Greenside Veterinary Practice gives a talk on worming at 7pm in St Boswells Church Hall and The King’s Chase – a mock hunt – starts from Gospel Hall Farm, Jedburgh, at 6pm.

The BHS Borders Competition Day takes place from 8.30am-4pm at St Boswells Livestock Mart, Newtown St Boswells. And over at Nenthorn Centre, near Kelso, there is training on Saturday for the Le Trec competition with novice, intermediate and open classes on Sunday – contact Jenny Christie on 07762 992321.

And on Saturday evening the ever-popular heavy horses will be at Gilmanscleuch Farm, Ettrick, from 6.30-9pm.

Sunday brings the annual Oxnam Gymkhana from 10-4pm at Harden Mains, Jedburgh.

For further information, visit www.bordersfestivalhorse.org.