Ride on down to vet school rodeo

Vet School Rodeo
Vet School Rodeo

Animal lovers will have a great time at the University of Glasgow Vet School’s 54th annual charity rodeo at Bearsden’s Garscube Estate on Saturday, April 12.

The fun family event, organised by student members of the Glasgow University Veterinary Medical Association, will raise money for four animal-related charities.

Last year it made over £15,000 for good causes and their chosen charities this year include The Blue Cross, World Horse Welfare, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and some smaller ones which are close to their hearts such as The Veterinary Development Fund - The James Herriot Scholarship Fund, Students for Animals In Need (SAIN), Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue and Inti Wara Yassi, which is a Bolivian organisation which defends animal rights.

One of the organisers, Lucy Irvine, said: “With only just over a week to go for preparations things are getting really busy.

“We have been working since September to ensure that this year’s Rodeo will be an amazing day.”

The rodeo runs from 11am until 5pm with all the usual attractions including duck herding, falconry, sled dog demo, canine partners demo, homeless hounds parade, dog show, and new ones such as an animal corner with alpacas and ponies from World Horse Welfare and a horse rescue demonstration.

Tickets cost £7 for an adult, £3 concession and £15 for a family.

The entrance to Garscube estate is on Maryhill Road, Bearsden, with free parking at West of Scotland Science Park and disabled parking at the vet school.