The Burwarton Showground
Headline Entertainment for 2018
THE SQUIBB FREESTYLE STUNT TEAM
Back by popular request
THE HOGG SHOW!
New to the showing circuit in 2018
Rare breed pigs as you have never seen them before!
SCURRY DRIVING – INTER-CLUB CHALLENGE
More details to follow soon
NEW for 2018
Children aged 11 years and under admitted to the show free of charge provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Our 2017 Show Highlights
HORSE PHOTOGRAPHY ON SHOW DAY 2017 WAS PROVIDED BY TOPSHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Chairman’s Report 2107
Now that the dust has settled from the 2017 show, or should we say mud, glorious mud, it is time to reflect on our efforts. Attendance on the show day was slightly down due to the rather inclement weather but we had tremendous support from the farmers and the agricultural trade stands have indicated that they were the busiest they had been for several years. “Every cloud has a silver lining”!!
The main ring attractions this year were very well received. It was a privilege to have Rocco Dettori as a jockey in the Shetland Pony Grand National – he certainly has his father’s talent to win races. Jamie Squibb gave a jaw dropping display and as he could only do his ‘wet weather’ show, we have booked him again for 2018 and hopefully we will be even more amazed by his dare devil jumps.
This year the Three Shires Cup was introduced in the cattle section of the show, together with Hanbury and Moreton in the Marsh shows. This proved to be a success with more dairy cattle being brought forward which is lovely to see. Thanks to all who take the time and effort to prepare, transport and show their livestock at the Show, this is a great attraction to our visitors and we receive many comments on how lovely it is to get so near to the stock.
I hope you all managed to pay a visit to the Horse Field, which continues to put on a great show of horses of all kinds. If you have never visited this section I would urge you to do so as there is plenty to see in this great section of the show.
Around the showground there was also a great “buzz”. Pentabus Theatre were a new addition and the return of the Panic Family Circus continues to be a great entertainment for families of all age complimenting the activities on the Village Green. We hope to continue to develop the family picnic area as we need to encourage this age group. On this note, for the 2018 show we are changing the entrance prices and children of primary school age will be admitted free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
I should like to particularly thank the hard working committee for their time and commitment to the show. Thanks to our President and Vice President for their support during the year, and to our Show Manager, for continuing to keep the wheels turning. Lastly, a huge thank you to all who supported the Show. We look forward to seeing you on 2 August.
Mary Williams, Chairman
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Three Shires Cattle Trophy
Congratulations to the 2017 winners:
1st PR Dawes & R Bartle
2nd Tooloos Dexters
3rd Duncan Dawes.
Collect points at:
- Hanbury Show on Saturday 7th July
- Burwarton Show – Thursday 2nd August
- Moreton Show – Saturday 1st September
Please refer to Livestock exhibitors page for details.
We thank Nimrod Veterinary Products (SELEKT) for generously sponsoring this new prestigious competition.
CHARITABLE GRANTS 2017 have been awarded to:
- Lauren Bennett, a student at Reaseheath, and Callum Preece a student at Walford, towards their training course expenses.
- Shropshire Young Farmers Annual Rally
- Oak Farm, Ditton Priors.
Society policy on Dogs on the showground
Dogs are allowed on the main show field and horse field provided they are kept on a tight leash at all times but NOT in the Members’ pavilion or grandstand seating and NOT in the livestock area. This rule will be strictly adhered to.