Hopefuls put their head through a horse collar
before 'giving it the gurn'.
First held in 1267, contestants have to pull a grotesque face through a horse collar
, known as a braffin, and has previously attracted contestants from all over the world.
Dennis is no fan of horses ("I don't like horses even little bit," he readily admits) but he's kept his granddad's horse collar
and displays it on an antique harness holder "that tripped my trigger.
Features include a powerful Ford V8 engine, automatic transmission, Superior chrome and classic horse collar
A woven straw horse collar
, made and donated by Jenny Pritchard, will be auctioned and there will be a guess-the-horse's-weight competition.
Now contestants frame their head in a fetching horse collar
and pull their most frightful faces while keeping fingers crossed the wind doesn't change.
and/or manually inflated horse collar
Competitors frame their ugliest expressions through a horse collar
and compete for the world championship in Cumbria.