The new Mayor of Grantham, Coun Ian Selby, is set to make a memorable entrance to this Saturday’s Carnival by riding a Shire horse called Hercules at the front of the parade.
Mayor Selby has revealed his plans to ride the stallion who is travelling all the way from Hurst Green Shires stables in Kent for the occasion.
Moreover in honour of Hercules he is hosting a small welcoming party at the Mayor’s parlour in the Guildhall, which will take place this Friday at 2pm with members of the public invited to attend.
Of his steed Mayor Selby said: “He is an absolute beauty with a fabulous name. Hercules will be one big superstar of the parade.”
Arena UK have also kindly agreed to accommodate Hercules at their Allington stables.
Mayor Selby and his mother, Mayoress Anita Selby, are also asking the public for donations towards their tombola stall at the Carnival, in aid of his nominated charities Kesteven Rideability, The Grantham Journal Children’s Fund and Gravity FM. They are asking for any items people can donate to be brought to the Mayor’s parlour.