PONY-lovers in East Yorkshire are being invited to an equestrian extravaganza at a special Horsepower day.

The Jeep National Riding Festival has joined forces with the Sledmere Country Show to stage the event at Sledmere House, East Yorkshire, on Sunday, June 1.

It will include arena displays such as falconry, Pony Club mounted games, dog displays and a tug o' war.

Visitors will also be able to take part in target paint balling, bungee running and the mega Jeep off-road challenge, which features the infamous Armadillo ramp.

Horsepower of a different kind will also be on show including Trigger, the mechanical horse that emulates the feel and stride of a cantering horse.

Updated: 08:58 Monday, May 19, 2003