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Cotebrook horse turns 21

A PARTY will celebrate one of the world’s most prolific Shire horse stallions reaching the grand old age of 21.

A PARTY will celebrate one of the world’s most prolific Shire horse stallions reaching the grand old age of 21.

In human terms that means that Moorfield Edward, who lives at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Kelsall, is actually in his 80s.

Despite his advancing age he is the father of four foals due to be born at the centre early next year.

Alistair King, who runs the centre with his wife Janet, said: “Reaching 21 is a real milestone for a Shire horse and as Edward is so popular with our visitors we wanted to invite them to help him celebrate.

“Despite his age Edward is still a magnificent example of the breed.

“At last year’s Shire Horse of the Year Show, eight of the 17 horses qualified were sired or grand-sired by Edward, and this year his son and daughter were crowned National Stallion Champion and Mare Champion at the Shire Horse National Championship Show.”

Visitors on New Year’s Day are invited to bring Edward a homemade birthday card and the best one will win a prize. Edward will give a goody bag to every child who designs a card for him and there will be a birthday parade at 2pm.

For more information, visit www.cotebrookshirehorses.co.uk.

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