A DOG show has made plans for a new indoor arena at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre in Cam come closer to fruition.

Classes included most appealing eyes, best pair and chase me Charlie which involved the dogs taking part in a jumping game, usually reserved for horse and rider.

The show was organised by Friends of Tumpy Green, a volunteer group working to promote the benefits of equestrianism as well fundraise and promote equality of opportunities.

They raised £168 on the day and Kate Sims, of C and D Pet Services who judged the classes, said it had been hard to adjudge the winners with such a high turnout.

“Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre and C and D Pet Services would like to thank everyone who came to the fun dog show on Saturday to help fundraise for an all-weather arena at Tumpy,” she said.

The new indoor arena will allow the centre to increase its social inclusion program and the group has recently been awarded funding through the National Lottery, Awards for All, for their project Ride for Life.

Ride for Life will provide deprived and disadvantaged young people, particularly those with physical and learning impairments in Gloucestershire, an opportunity to take part in a free eight-week course at the centre.

The next dog show is on Saturday, May 31. For more information about Friends of Tumpy Green, email info@tumpygreenequestriancentre.co.uk