It’s horses for courses today at York racecourse — quite literally.
The hospitality team — along with set designer Bruce Emery and local food campaigner Jennifer Middleton – have created an “Edible Ebor Equine” as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, which begins today.
The life-size horse is constructed entirely out of Yorkshire produce, and is accompanied by a Grand Départ bicycle made of Yorkshire rhubarb.
It’s to celebrate the Tour de France, which will start at York Racecourse on Sunday July 6 next year.
Standing nearly six feet high, or 16 hands, the sculptures are made from over 100 Yorkshire Puddings, baked on site, four crates of Wakefield rhubarb, 40 crates of South Yorkshire Savoy cabbage, three sacks of Vale of York carrots, a heaped basket of radishes from near Doncaster, 20 punnets of Stourton Grange strawberries, four crates of mushrooms from Thirsk and two huge sacks of freshly-harvested Wistow wheat and barley.
NOTE: Hope they can keep the real horses from having a nibble! — Ed.