Opportunity to see horse ‘gymnastics’ at Sovereign Quarter Horses open day

David Deptford - pictured here on horse Blaze - will be hosting Sovereign Quarter Horses' Autumn Ope

David Deptford - pictured here on horse Blaze - will be hosting Sovereign Quarter Horses' Autumn Open Day on October 8. - Credit: Archant

The country’s leading breeders and trainers of American Quarter Horses are holding a special free open day in Fenland next month.

David and Sarah Deptford will lead demonstrations featuring horses of different ages, reining demonstrations and an introduction to the American Quarter Horse at Sovereign Quarter Horses at Horse Creek Farm in Coldham Bank on October 8.

David and his team, which was crowned the 2017 Junior Ranch Riding Silver and Bronze European champions and Junior Ranch Riding European champions, will also host a number of talks and visitors will have the chance to meet some of the horses.

What is an American Quarter Horse?

The American Quarter Horse, or Quarter Horse, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances.


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Its name comes from its ability to out-distance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph.

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