Barley Saturday is a big event in the Cardigan calendar and is being held this year on the 27th April 2012. There are no firm records as to how long this event has been going, but popular myth has it that it started around the 1850’s. Originally Barley Saturday was used by farmers in the area around Cardigan to hire farm workers and to show off their Stallions. The modern version today is far more centred around horses than the employment prospects of local farm workers.
This year will be the 51st Barley Saturday Stallion show where the Stallions are paraded through the streets of Cardigan, last year the top honours were won by the Reed family from Tyngwndwn Stud based at Cross Inn, Llanon.
The parade of Stallions is supplemented with a parade of veteran tractors, cars and motorbikes. Hopefully the weather will be kind this year since its probably one of the most popular events of the year for the residents (and landlords) of Cardigan.
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