Fourth show in memory of young farmer
A HORSE show will be held this weekend in memory of a popular young farmer who died suddenly aged just 19.
The Blackborough Horse Show will take place on Saturday in tribute to Laura Persey, who lost her life to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in 2007.
Laura had wanted to restart the successful show, which was once run by the late Ann Reed.
The Culm Valley Young Farmer's Club, of which Laura was a member, saw through her ambition following her untimely death.
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The fourth annual show, which has become known for its friendly atmosphere, rosettes and awards, will start at 9am and boast equine classes, a family dog show and stalls.
The Young Farmers are being assisted by Laura's friends and family.
Her mother, Jill Persey, said: "It will be really good. There's always been a lot of support for the show and we pride ourselves on producing a friendly show for everyone.
"The show has classes for just about everyone, from the very young to the veterans of both horse and rider."
Visitors can enjoy showing, jumping, fun classes and a popular inter-hunt relay. The dog show will have classes for all.
The event will be held at Higher Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough, near Cullompton. All proceeds will go to the Laura Persey Trust, a charity set up in memory of the teenager to promote the agricultural education and craft skills for young people in Devon and Somerset.
Mrs Persey said: "The show has become our annual fundraiser for the trust.
"We hope that after the terrible weather we've had this year that people will be looking for somewhere to go this weekend and will come and join us."
The trust has been busy this summer having just completed a series of classes in ball gown making with a group of young farmers who displayed their creations at the recent late summer ball at Bridwell House, Uffculme.
In October, the trust will be holding its second 'Be a Better Herdsman' course. The six-day course will cover many aspects of dairy husbandry and veterinary skills.
A series of courses will follow in the next six months including Be a Better Shepherd, Be a Better Beef Farmer and cattle foot trimming. For more details email info@laurapersey trust.org. For more information about the horse show, call 07764929970.