PANTOMIME horse racing will add an unconventional new dimension to the equestrian classes at this year’s Bilsdale Show.

Show visitors will be encouraged to saddle-up ready to compete in the fun races dressed in full pantomime costume with prizes for the winners.

A limited number of horse costumes will be available from organisers but there is a special prize for most original costume brought along by a visitor.

Show chairman David Sanderson said: "This year's show will have a range of new attractions aimed at keeping the whole family entertained.

"I'm sure the pantomime horse racing will harness a lot of fun and laughter once the competitors get the bit between their teeth."

The fun starts about 2pm and is open to all visitors over the age of 16.

Entry on the day is 50p per competitor, who will compete as a front and rear pair. Competitors who bring their own costumes will get free entry.

Bilsdale Show takes place on Saturday, August 30 at Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate on the Stokesley to Helmsley Road.

Visitor, information, schedules and entry forms for other classes are available online at

The closing date for general entries is Saturday, August 16.