Easter Carnival

Sunday 7th April 2024


Organised by Friends of Fossilfield Volunteer Team


Held at Overton Farm, Carluke on Sunday 24th March , 2024, by kind permission of Overton Races the day was a great success featuring our first Training To Race Day.

Supporting 20 young people to succeed in taking 1 pony and 1 horse with 2 jockeys to the track which marked the conclusion of a 2 year project partially funded by the National Lottery Awards For All which allowed local young people the opportunity to complete a personal development challenge titled “Do You Have What It Takes To Ride A Racehorse”. Over 250 children, young adults and adults who experienced social and economic disadvantage took part in this challenge which was not to ride a racehorse but begin a journey of self-awareness that would allow them to experience an elite sport that promotes integrity, resilience and dedication.

The day was a wonderful and joyous occasion for everyone involved and was made possible due to the hard work of Team Fossilfield in not only in the delivery of the event but also raising the funds to purchase essential kit through the Cash for Kids Sports Challenge (2023).

A massive thank you to everyone who not only supported this event but throughout the last 2 years.