Race on down to Rodeo!

Vet School'Rodeo Family Day'The  tradional horse and carriage riding'14th April 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Vet School'Rodeo Family Day'The tradional horse and carriage riding'14th April 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

THERE will be loads of fun for all the family at Glasgow Vet School Rodeo at Bearsden’s Garscube Estate on Saturday, April 13.

This annual charity event promises to be even bigger and better this year with a whole host of attractions to please the crowds including a display by Glasgow University cheerleading club, husky and falconry demonstrations, duck herding, chainsaw sculpturing, face painting and a climbing wall - to name just a few.

Last year the event, which is organised each year by second year vet students, raised over £30,000 for good causes including the vet school development fund, Canine Partners, the SSPCA and Riding for the Disabled.

Money is also donated to three smaller charities - Lanta Animal Welfare, The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust and The Josh Project.

Scotland’s Elite horse vaulting team ‘Riders of the Storm’ will also be there on the day as well as a Scottish horse-boarding demonstration, small and exotic animal tents – from snakes and turtles to mice and birds, an inflatable laser quest, bungee run, rodeo bull, ferret racing, a dog show and dog agility and pony rides.

Visitors will also enjoy browsing in the boutique tent with over 20 stalls with delicious food samples and handmade jewellery and crafts.

There will be over 25 charity stalls as well as some great gifts up for grabs on the day in the Rodeo raffle including a flying lesson, signed Scottish Rugby Shirt, a Bikram yoga session, afternoon tea at the Hilton or even a family ticket to Camera Obscura.

The organisers would like to thank sponsors Merial animal health company, Vets4Pets, Burns Pet Food and Hyndland Street Veterinary Surgery and several other companies (they know who they are).

Parking is available at West of Scotland Science Park G20 0SP (both sides), and on Maryhill Road.

The gates open from 11am to 5pm. Admission costs £7 for an adult, £3 concession and £15 for a family. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

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