Hundreds of horse lovers came from all over Lanarkshire in mid August 1978 to enjoy the Blantyre Conservatives Association Gymkhana and Horse Show.
The event had to be spread out over 2 days due to the number of entries, a record year for the show which had run throughout the 70s.
A popular part of the show was the junior entries where Blantyre youth could take part. In the junior jumping section that year are left to right, Margaret Crawford on “spooky”, Lesley Watchman on “Clarnico” and third Patricia Fraser on “Amber”.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017