Location: Annan

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Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)

The 2014 Annual riding of the marches:

News Update - Last update for riders - July 2014

The Annan Academy school bus park is not to be used for parking horseboxes or unloading horses and it going to be barriered off. Port Street is a wide street for parking near the harbour. Remember it is now a 7.30am start with the Everholm first, so please check your girths while waiting for the start. Wear approved riding hats (no bowlers or toppers).

There will be a water supply for horses at the Chapelcross stop. There will be an alternative escorted route avoiding crossing the Everholm and the Shore, please ask a Marshal for details. With a few days to go it is probable that the ride will not be going round the viaduct and will be leaving the shore at Whinnierigg.

The winners of the 5 chases and 2 best turned out prizes will each receive a bag of horse feed courtesy of Carrs Billington.

We hope that everyone enjoys the ride.

Kevin Edgar

The 1st Saturday in July each year

Equestrian riding and pipeband weekend event in Scotland The Marches or boundaries of Annan have been ridden since the town was created a Royal Burgh more than 600 years ago.

Each year in early July more than one hundred horsemen and horsewomen Ride the Marches to ensure that the landmarks, cairns and other features have not been removed or tampered with.

Annan Riding of the Marches is recognised as being one of the best displays of pipes and drums in Scotland with the closing ceremony attracting in excess of 5,000 people.

Other festivities include a grand parade though the town with decorated floats and bands. In the afternoon a major pipe band competition, sports and entertainment are held on the sports field. Later massed pipe bands and Annan Town Band combine to entertain at the evening closing ceremony on Annan High Street.

Suggestions for future events?
Contact John Ramage, ROM Public Relations Officer, 25 Hospital Road, Annan DG12 5JF - Tel: 01461 203539 - Email: john.ramage@virgin.net

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