Drive-in fireworks show in Harborough has been called off due to ponies running wild on the site

More than 600 tickets have been sold for the event, which was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday)

Friday, 11th December 2020, 4:17 pm
Updated Friday, 11th December 2020, 4:20 pm
A drive-in fireworks show due to go ahead in Market Harborough tomorrow (Saturday) has had to be called off because ponies are running wild on the site.

A drive-in fireworks show due to go ahead in Market Harborough tomorrow (Saturday) has had to be called off because ponies are running wild on the site.

The action-packed display was set to be staged at the Showground headquarters on Gallow Field Road.

But the organisers have been forced to scrap the event because about a dozen ponies are running around on the 75-acre site to the north of the town.

Market Harborough-based Roaming Giraffe Events and Komodo Fireworks had sold over 600 tickets – and are now having to hand out refunds to disappointed customers.

The bitter new blow comes just weeks after they had to cancel the original show last month because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Roaming Giraffe’s Hen Bevan said: “We feel terrible about the situation, which is totally out of our hands.

“We’d never want to compromise the safety of our customers or the welfare of any animals.

“So it is for that reason we’ve had to cancel – and we are so sorry for the disappointment that has been caused.”

She added: “We would like to sincerely thank our customers - some of whom were good enough to stand by us over the November postponement.

“Our teams have worked tirelessly throughout the week in an attempt to get the show on the road but safety is paramount.

“We are in the process of organising refunds and we will publish details in the near future through our social media network.”

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