ANIMALS and pet lovers will take over Holroyd Gardens when the Pet Fest returns to Merrylands this Sunday, September 8.
Hosted by popular television personality and renowned dog trainer, Steve Austin, the event will feature a horse show in the main arena, where horses will dance around fire and perform tricks and stunts with their brave riders.
The day will also include Jack Russell races, border collie shows, a thrilling flyball competition and a performance by the miniature ponies.
The children can enjoy free pony rides, a hands-on animal farm and an impressive Australian wildlife display. There will also be free horse and carriage rides for those who want to relax, as well as plenty of pet product and services stalls where experts will be available to educate pet owners on how to best care for their companions.
Holroyd Council is offering a free microchipping service for the first 100 animals at Pet Fest, as well as a service to update your pet's registration details. The event is on from 11am to 3pm at the corner of Pitt and Walpole streets, Merrylands and entry is a gold coin donation — all proceeds will be donated to local pet rescue organisations.
■ For more information visit holroyd.nsw.gov.au or call 9840 9840.