Knowstone Parish Council

Knowstone - East Knowstone - Roachill

Hobby Horse Race Night Saturday 18th June

On Saturday 18th June a very successful Hobby Horse race night was held in the hall. The performances of the jockeys varied considerably with some mastering the technique quickly to race home at speed and others needing much encouragement to trot sedately over the finishing line. The winning jockeys of each race received a trophy and those in second a lovely rosette. The winning owners could toast their success with a bottle of wine. The losers of each race were auctioned off and were somewhat reluctantly purchased as everyone found it hard to decide who would be the worst of the lot. Bids were much keener for the winners' race with jockeys going for over £30 each. The overall champion was Ed Costerton. Congratulations! Just over £700 was raised for hall funds and a great night was had by all. The race programme can be found here and the list of winners and losers here. Look out for the third running of the Knowstone Hobby Horses next year.