BURWARTON SHOW 2019
The 2019 Burwarton Show took place on a dry and sunny day and was very successful and enjoyable for all who attended.
The Livestock section was heaving with exhibitors and spectators throughout the day all enjoying the top quality animals competing in their respective classes. A special attraction this year was the display of Valais Blacknose sheep provided by Phil & Hayley Garrod from Dilwyn which proved very popular. The sow and piglets display was also a source of delight for many whilst the fast and furious shearing competition proved as popular as ever.
The Horse field was very busy throughout the day with competitions for a wide range of breeds and disciplines. The Pony Club Games also proved very popular with the younger competitors and hopefully will return in 2020.
The main showground was full of tradestands providing an opportunity to buy almost anything you needed from the latest agricultural machinery through to wood burners, plants, shoes and much more. The Conservation area continues to grow in popularity and was well supported as were the Shopping Arcade, Craft Market & Demonstration marquee and the Food Court. The Home and Horticulture sections were again full to bursting with many interesting and attractive displays. This year the coveted W.I. Windows competition was won by Caynham & Ashford W.I.
Entertainment included the fast and furious Atkinson Action Horses with their breath-taking displays, Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display which never fails to attract the youngsters into the main ring and, of course, the Aldabra Giant Tortoises which once again proved very popular all day. Other attractions around the showground included Village Green entertainment, the Panic Circus in the Children’s play area, Stone carving, Shropshire Yeomanry display, Pentabus Rural Theatre… so much to see throughout the day.
Results and pictures will be posted in the coming weeks. Photographers on the showground included EquinePix and Ruth Rees Photography so do take a look at their respective websites.
The Show could not take place without the dedicated support and assistance provided by our sponsors, exhibitors, judges, committee members and vast team of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that the first Thursday in August is a successful and enjoyable day for everyone involved. A big thank you to all concerned.
Date for the diary – Thursday 6 August 2020.
ATTENTION ALL HORSE COMPETITORS
Following local outbreaks of equine flu and upon advice from Vets, ALL horses will HAVE to be vaccinated within the last 6 months, but not within 7 days of the show date.
ALL PASSPORTS will be checked on entry to the showground. This will also apply to Heavy horse competitors.
Main ring attractions this year will include:
ATKINSON ACTION HORSES who are making their first visit to the Show. They have spent the past twenty years training horses and riders for film and TV with recent credits from Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders. The riders will demonstrate astounding acrobatics, tricks and stunts. The show also includes a short but stunning section dedicated to the art of Liberty.
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display (Ray & Wendy Aliker) with their inter-active stunning falconry displays make a welcome return to the Show. Their displays will include inter-active displays where children are invited into the ring to get close to these majestic birds.
Other attractions around the showground will include
The Aldabra Giant Tortoise display which makes a welcome return following their success last year. Definitely not to be missed.
The Amerton Arts Studio will return to the Conservation area with their magic wand workshop running all day.
Pentabus Theatre will also be returning and are working on their activities just now.
The Panic Family Circus will be entertaining the youngsters again in the Children’s Play area.
The ever popular Village Green programme will include Magic Russ, Punch & Judy, Helen Pearson (singer) and the Church Stretton Accordion Band.
So much to see and do to keep our visitors occupied all day long.
Children aged 11 years and under admitted to the show free of charge provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.
ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISES
Originating from the Seychelles, these giant tortoises are rarely seen outside zoos with males weighing up to 31 stone and 1.2metres in length.
A definite MUST SEE at the Show.
Our 2019 Show Highlights
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
We are delighted to welcome Miss Margaret Deakin as our Vice President for 2019.
Margaret has been involved with the Show for very many years and we look forward to working with her again this year.
MORE NEWS TO FOLLOW
As we get more information and more entertainment confirmed we will post it here.
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Three Shires Cattle Trophy
Collect points at:
- Hanbury Show on Saturday 6th July
- Burwarton Show – Thursday 1st August
- Moreton Show – Saturday 7th September
Please refer to Livestock exhibitors page for details.
We thank Nimrod Veterinary Products (SELEKT) for generously sponsoring this new prestigious competition.
CHARITABLE GRANT AWARDS 2019:
The Society has awarded charitable grants to:
- Cleobury Mortimer Horticultural Society Children’s Competition 2020 – Grant awarded to cover cost purchasing seeds and growing containers and prizes in support of the 2020 competition.
- Millie Preece selected to represent England for the NFYFC at the Rural Youth Europe Autumn Seminar in Switzerland where members from similar organisations from across Europe gather to discuss rural issues and exchange ideas and opinions over common rural issues. Millie is in her final year at Harper Adams University studying Food and Consumer studies, an active member of the Much Wenlock YFC and also Treasurer of the Burwarton Show YFC Committee. She actively supports the Show and we are delighted to assist with her forthcoming trip to Switzerland.
- Ludlow Young Farmers Club whose members actively support the setting up and stewarding of the Burwarton show.
DOGS: Dogs are allowed on the main show field and in the horse field provided they are kept on a tight leash at all times but NOT in the Members Pavilion or grandstand seating area. Dogs are NOT allowed in the Livestock area at any time. This rule will be strictly regulated.
SHOW OPENING TIMES: 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
CASH FACILITIES: Cash facilities available at Post Office adjacent to Gate 2
CARERS POLICY: A carer accompanying a disabled person will be given free entry to the Show.
BABY CHANGING FACILITIES: Available on the showground by the Children’s Play Area.