ENTRANTS in this year’s equestrian section of Bellingham Show are in a real treat.

For famous Grand National champion jockey, Bob Champion, will act as judge in the working hunter classes at next weekend’s agricultural show.

Champion was heralded when he rode Aldaniti to victory in the prestigious National in 1981 having won his fight against cancer.

To make it even more remarkable, his horse was himself recovering from a career threatening injury. The two combined pulled off what is widely regarded as the most memorable National victories of all time.

In fact, the story impressed movie producers and a major film, Champions, was made to immortalise the victory.

After their success, man and horse were named team of the year in the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Bob’s appearance at the show will only add interest to what was already a popular section at Bellingham.

The horse categories are always well entered and this year looks to be no different as riders have signed up in their numbers.

There will be plenty to keep the equestrian-minded guest entertained with the Scottish stunt team, Riders of the Storm, to take centre stage as the main ring headline act.

The team perform unique and exciting stunts on horseback, and is sure to leave the crowd gasping at some of the daring tricks they perform.

And that is not to mention the adrenaline-filled inter-hunt relay to bring the day to an exciting conclusion.

Horse riders and farmers on quad bikes combine as members of local hunt clubs go head-to-head over an obstacle course looking to win local bragging rights over their rivals.