Animal and Equine showcase is a success (Summer 2010)

The first special event spotlighting the Animal and Equine provision which took place at Cannington Centre proved to be a big hit with the public, attracting over 500 people. Visitors flocked to the Centre in the good weather to tour the Animal Management Centre and find out about the wide range of domestic and exotic animals in the College collection. Students from a range of courses gave tours, talks and presentations, the highlight being a fun exemption dog show to raise money for local charities.

Section Leader for Animal Care, Equine and Agriculture, Claire Winson said, "The dog show was a real hit with the public and classes included the dog with waggiest tail and the dog who looked most like its owner. The best trick class proved too much for some competitors who suffered from stage fright when it was their turn to perform!

We are grateful to everyone who turned out to support theevent, and also the local dog handling team, who have an excellent demonstration of their drug detection abilities. Also to our equine students who gave some amazing displays of their equitation skills with a programme of jumping demonstrations, drill riding and stable management skills."

While the event was free to the public, contributions and monies raised from the dog show means the College is making a contribution of £150 to local charities including local wildlife rescue charity Secret World and the RSPCA.