Rodeo rides high for charity

Vet School'Rodeo Family Day'The Duck Show'14th April 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Vet School'Rodeo Family Day'The Duck Show'14th April 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

OVER 4,000 people went to Glasgow University’s Vet School Annual Rodeo at Bearsden’s Garscube Estate.

The event was a huge success, the sun even came out for the day, and more money was raised for charity than ever before.

So far nearly £30,000 has been counted - almost £15,000 more than last year - and the charities which will benefit include the vet school development fund, Canine Partners, The SSPCA and Riding for the Disabled.

Crowds were entertained by displays which included dogs, ducks, falconry, horse riding and vaulting, farrier, cheerleading and tae kwon do. There were a variety of stalls selling all sorts of goodies in the main marquee and children had loads of fun on bouncy castles with inflatable slides, a lazer quest, the rodeo bull, pony rides and horse and cart rides.

Rodeo convener and second year vet student, Rachael Lang, said: “The day went really smoothly. The weather was great and we made lots of money for these fantastic charities. We’d like to thank everyone who helped out on the day and came along to support the event - it was a huge success.”