The Mayor, Alderman Victor Robinson visited Laurelview Equestrian Centre to launch the Open Farm Weekend which is taking place in Northern Ireland for the first time this year on 23– 24 June 2012. The weekend which is being delivered by Ulster Farmer’s Union will see Laurelview Equestrian Centre among one of many farms throughout Northern Ireland providing visitors with an opportunity to learn more about agriculture in a fun and engaging way.
Laurelview Equestrian Centre will have many activities on offer during the Open Farm Weekend. Food producing farms will have stalls offering tasty samples while pony rides, sheepdog trials and demonstrations on sheep shearing, dressage, farriers and flyfishing will ensure the weekend is action packed and fun for all the family. In addition to the equestrian residents at the farm, visitors will also have the opportunity to interact with the other animal residents which include alpacas, pigmy goats, moiled cattle and a micro pig.
The Mayor, Alderman Victor Robinson commented:
“The Open Farm Weekend provides a wonderful opportunity for people and families to explore their local farms and learn more about the Northern Ireland food chain and its link to nature. It is also provides Laurelview with an opportunity to showcase its fantastic equestrian centre and the interesting array of animals which are resident on the farm.”
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