Two for one entry to Heavy Horse and Country Show

Fine display of heavy horses
Fine display of heavy horses
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WEST Sussex Gazette readers have the chance of a two for one entry offer to one of the biggest Country Shows in the South East, featuring magnificent Shire Horses and many other family attractions.

Thanks to the South Eastern Shire Horse Association, which is holding its Heavy Horse and Country Show this Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22, at the Blue Anchor Showground RH7 6JJ on the A22 in Blindley Heath, two people can attend this spectacular show for just £5.

Just fill in the voucher in the West Sussex Gazette, May 18, and take it along to claim your two for one admission on entry to the show.

This year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet, with a fully packed programme over the two days.

Saturday sees the magnificent Working Heavy Horses demonstrating their skills.

See the sheer muscle power of these gentle giants as they plough and harrow the land, using traditional techniques. Their agility will also be put to the test in exciting timed trials, where horses pulling harrows weave through hazards and obstacles to compete to be the fastest.  

Sunday is showing day, where the horses get dressed up in their finery.

The day includes In hand, Driven and Ridden Classes.

The Mare and Foal class is always popular with visitors, giving them a chance to see the progression from foals to fully grown horses.

The Young Handlers class gives handlers aged 13 to 18 a chance to show off their skills.

The Trade and Agricultural turnouts include: Brewery Dray, Wagons and Tip Carts.  

All the class winners will then compete for the Supreme Champion of the show, followed by a final Grand Parade of all the exhibits – you’ll be amazed at the number of Heavy Horses in one show ring.

There is also plenty of entertainment for your canine chums. The very popular companion dog show with pedigree and novelty classes takes place on Sunday afternoon, with entries being taken from 12 noon onwards.

Over the two days there will be Gundog displays with on the spot tutorials as well as Agility demonstrations and ‘have a go’ sessions.

So bring your dogs along to join in the fun.

There will also be Vintage Farm Machinery, Military vehicles and Classic car displays and parades.

Other demonstrations include: Beekeeping, Blacksmithing and Trug and Walking stick making. Also there are heavy horse dray rides, fairground rides, refreshments and Trade Stands. There is truly something for everyone.

Tickets are £5 with children under 14 years and parking free of charge.

The Show opens at 9 am each day.

Please visit www.shirehorse.org.uk for further information.