Heavy Horse Driving

Gawin Holmes Heavy Horse Driving. (Saturday & Sunday) Northern Metal Recycling Arena ( www.northernmetalrecycling.co.uk )

Gawin Holmes is a farmer and surveyor who farms at Park Nook Farm near Beamish. He is very passionate about heavy horses. "It is a passion really. I enjoy driving the horses, you get a great deal of satisfaction with them," he said. He currently has five horses – three Shire and Shire-crosses and two Clydesdales. They provide the power to maintain the 20 acres of grassland on Mr Holmes’ 65-acre farm, mainly rolling and harrowing.