HORSE fans are keeping alive the memory of an Arab horse which tragically died - by dedicating a charity horse show to him.

Nine-year-old Fred died last year following an accident at Newholme Farm, Radcliffe Road, Bolton.

Riders and owners of horses stabled there decided to hold their third annual show in Fred's honour on August 31.

The Arab gelding was seriously injured after another horse in the field kicked his leg. An operation to try to save him was carried out at the Liverpool animal hospital but failed.

Event organiser Emma Symonds, who has had two horses stabled at Newholme Farm for eight years, said: "It was very sad when Fred died and we look forward to this show in his honour.

"Everything is organised and we have had a lot of interest. The charity show gets bigger every year."

Last year the event at Newholme Farm raised over £1,000 for horse-related charities and this year's proceeds will go to the Only Foals and Horses Sanctuary in Oswaldtwistle.

The Fred memorial show will include a range of horse riding classes - including in-hand, novelties and jumping - at £1.50 per class as well as a raffle and refreshments.

Local sponsors have donated all trophies, rosettes, refreshments and raffle prizes.

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