This event has been cancelled.

St Margaret's Hope is the venue for one of Orkney’s most unique occasions.

Once a year in the village of St Margaret's Hope in South Ronaldsay, Orkney, young girls gather at the local school for a contest. Their costumes glint and jangle as they circle the square dressed as working horses, complete with collar and headdress in costumes handed down through generations.

The boys compete in a match at the Sands O' Wright - a vast beach just outside the village. They use their miniature ploughs to draw lines in the sand, learning the craft of the finely tilled furrow.

Times for 2020 TBC