With spring arriving in the next few months, attention turns to day trips or weekends away making the most of the Great British summer. Whether that brings scorching hot days or soggy downpours, a visit to a country show is always
Badminton Horse Trials – 1st to 5th May 2019, Badminton, Gloucestershire
This four-day equestrian event is a
Please visit https://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/ for ticket information.
South of England Show – 6th to 8th June 2019, The South of England Showground, Ardlingly, West Sussex
Founded in 1967, this agriculture show has livestock at its heart. With thousands of animals on display, the show has grown from its agricultural roots to include a large equestrian contingent, including showjumping, showing and heavy horse displays. The show also includes a large number of trade stands as well as a food hall, flower marquee and crafts. The main arena also hosts plenty of displays to keep the public entertained over the three days.
For more information, please visit: https://www.seas.org.uk/
Royal Highland Show – 20th to 23rd June 2019, The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Since its first show in 1822, the Royal Highland Show is Scotland’s annual farming and countryside showcase. The event attracts over 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 200,00 visitors! The show is a fantastic day out for all ages or makes a great weekend away if you want to include majestic Edinburgh to the visit. You enjoy first hand the country’s top quality livestock, a vast range of farming equipment, exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its best. If you want to visit a show further afield, then The Highland Show is a must. With regular flights to Edinburgh from UK airports, it is easy to get to with the showground right next door as you step off your flight.
For more information, please visit: https://www.royalhighlandshow.org/
The Royal International Horse Show – 24th to 29th July 2019, The All Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show is held annually at Hickstead, which is one of the premier equestrian venues in the world. The competitions provide the best entertainment for the crowds with equestrian superstars all competing at the highest level. The horse show also holds a variety of classes for amateur riders and novice horses which brings showjumping and showing all together in this great equestrian event. With over two hundred equestrian and countryside trade stands, Hickstead is a
For more information, please visit: http://www.hickstead.co.uk/
The Game Fair – 26th to 27th July, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
This summer The Game Fair will be celebrating its 60th year in 2019. The show celebrates everything about rural life and country pursuits attracting a huge number of exhibitors, all showcasing their talents and products. The fair boasts a packed itinerary for the whole family, including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting. You can also enjoy a large variety of food, drink and shopping stalls all keeping the rural theme at its heart.
For more information, please visit: https://www.thegamefair.org/
This is just a small selection of country shows that are held from spring to autumn in the beautiful British countryside. Make sure you give them your support this year and keep equestrian sport and countryside traditions very much alive!
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