Sarah Ackland says:
'This is a great fun family spectacle raising money this year for YouCan - Youth Cancer Support.'
RACE DAY! Sunday 10th December 2017
The Pre-race Ceremony
Devonport House, King William Walk, SE10 9JW
Hosted by comedians Nick Wilty and Lewis Schaffer
Featuring Strictly Neigh Dancing – Madonna Special
Live music from the London Rock Choir, Sire Equestrian John and MareDonna
Starting line: Devonport House, King William Walk
Six pub pit stops
Finish line: The Prince of Greenwich, Royal Hill
The streets of central Greenwich will be transformed into a course for glammed-up comical looking pop/rock star-lookalike nags. These panto horses race from Devonport House with many pub pit stops along the quarter mile route, encountering various obstacles to overcome to gain points per pit stop. The 2017 route has some bizarre surprises in store for those hapless horses, before they stagger to the finishing line an hour later in Royal Hill, west Greenwich, where their team points will be totted up by our strict and highly stern bowler-hatted adjudicator, Helen ‘Robocop’ Robinson. The five horses with the most points will then face their final race challenge, the space hopper finale.
The Space Hopper Finale
Each nag will have two space hoppers - one each for the front and back ends of their horse. Each half-horse must sit, bounce and race to the finish line, trying to jump over the many steeple jumps and surprise obstacles. First home will be crowned the official 2017 winner, and prizes will go to 2nd and 3rd place runners-up.
The After-race Xmas Party
The Prince of Greenwich, Royal Hill
Further information can be found at http://www.pantohorserace.