All set for rodeo fun at Garscube

vet school rodeo'horse carriage trips'em'18/4/09
vet school rodeo'horse carriage trips'em'18/4/09

THE Vet School Rodeo on Saturday, April 14, at Bearsden’s Garscube Estate promises to be even bigger and better than before.

This annual charity event is a great day out for all the family and last year it made around £15,000 for good causes.

Cash raised this year will go to Canine Partners, The SSPCA, The Vet School Development fund and all the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Riding for the Disabled, which has a centre nearby in Summerston, Glasgow.

There will be displays all day including falconry, horse vaulting and other riding shows, farrier demonstrations, cheerleading, tae kwon do and a dog show including agility and music performances.

Children can have fun on the bouncy castles and inflatable slides - there will also be a rodeo bull, pony rides and a horse and cart ride.

One of the organisers, Rachael Lang, said: “We have an exciting and new main marquee cram packed with up and coming local businesses selling anything and everything from food to homemade crafts.

“On top of that, we have gone the extra mile and organised large inflatables including a bungee run and an inflatable lazer quest.

“If that doesnt put a spring in your step - visitors could say hello to the host of small furry friends in the small animal tent, ask questions about them and even hold them.

“The reptile tent is back by popular demand - don’t let their scaled exterior put you off, our capable handlers will help you to hold them and tell you all about them.

“Popular acts are back such as birds of prey demonstrations, the lovable husky show and the all important horse vaulting display.

“So grab yourself a burger and wander around our charity stalls, find out more about the work they do, and perhaps treat yourself or your own prized pooch to something - it’s all for a great cause.”

The entrance to Garscube estate is on Maryhill Road - with free parking at the West of Scotland Science Park and disabled parking at the vet school. Tickets cost £15 for a family (two adults, two children), £7 for an adult and £3 for a child/student or OAP.

The event has a twitter account - “GUVMA_Rodeo” and facebook page. The Rodeo opens at 11am until 5pm.