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Horse buyer says sale ban will half visitor numbers to Lammas Fair

A horse riding school operator who buys his stock from the Lammas Fair has said that the council’s ban on horse trading will have a detrimental impact on the number of people visiting Ballycastle for the event every year.

Jamie Maclean from Campbeltown told the Ballycastle Chronicle that the decision to terminate the horse trading element of the fair would have a "serious knock on effect on the whole town and the Fair will lose half of its crowd".

“People will be wondering what there is to go for," he added.

Over the years Mr Maclean said he bought healthy stock from the horse traders at the Lammas Fair and built up relationships with his vendors.

Moyle Council officials will replace the horse trading section of the fair with a Shetland pony and donkey show.

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