JOCKEYS took part in a bit of show jumping as part of the Malton Festival of Racing on Sunday.

Following on from last year’s successful event, the hugely popular jockeys’ show jumping relay, in conjunction with the Pony Club and sponsored by Crombie Wilkinson and White Rose Saddlery, took place at Highfield Gallops in the afternoon. A field of 28 pairs of riders entered.

There was also a parade of retired racehorses, a dog show, terrier racing, trade stands and much more.

Organisers Racing Welfare thanked all the jockeys who took part and everyone who came along to the event.

They added: “Thank you to the Malton & Norton Lions Club​, The Pony Club, Horsetown Beers and not least to Arena Racing Company (ARC) for sponsoring the event again this year.”

The Malton Festival of Racing also included an open stables event wherein yards were open throughout the morning in Malton, Norton and the outlying area including some of the biggest trainers in the area such as Richard Fahey and John Quinn.

As the organiser, Racing Welfare was the main beneficiary charity of the day, with a proportion of the funds raised also going to local causes.

This was already a big weekend for Yorkshire racing with ARC hosting the final classic of the season, the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster.

As part of that day was the Leger Legends charity race, the one-mile feature event on the opening day of the festival.

First staged in 2010, this unique event for ex-professional jockeys raises funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Northern Racing College, and funds raised over the past eight years have helped to improve facilities at the NRC and Jack Berry House.