Riders off to early start at Winslow Show

A scene from last year's Winslow Show
A scene from last year's Winslow Show
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The Winslow Show returns to the field opposite Winslow Hall, on Sheep Street, on Bank Holiday Monday.

One of Buckinghamshire’s premier country shows, the Winslow Show is a great occasion to gather family and friends, young and old, and have a great day out that’s full of traditional fun.

Winslow Show 2012.Action from the clear round competition.'120827M-A050

Winslow Show 2012.Action from the clear round competition.'120827M-A050

The Winslow Show has been a local agricultural show since the 19th century.

Historically held against the backdrop of Winslow Hall; it has closed just twice in the last 100 years.

Today the Winslow Show is still thriving, attended by thousands of people every year.

The show includes a gymkhana and horse show, agricultural show, craft stands, entertainment, dog show, livestock, classic vehicle and tractor displays and community stalls.

Winslow Show 2012.Winslow and Edgcott Young Farmers.'120827M-A019

Winslow Show 2012.Winslow and Edgcott Young Farmers.'120827M-A019

Whether you want to display your show jumping prowess, enter your four-legged friend in the dog show, take advantage of the beer tent and barbecue or shop for gifts in the craft tent, the show has a wide variety of attractions.

There are lots of competitions to enter, including a new poultry competition in the agricultural section.

This year, the theme of the children’s fancy dress parade is Aliens and Outer Space.

Open to all children and children’s groups, the parade takes place at the main show ring at 1.30pm. Be there five or 10 minutes beforehand.

The popular horse show includes show jumping, showing classes and a gymkhana with rosettes for placed riders and trophies for class winners.

There’s a class for everyone, from tiny tots on lead rein ponies to egg and spoon race experts and British team show jumpers of the future.

In a departure from previous years, all horse show classes will start promptly at 9am.

There’s also a class for every hound in the companion dog show, held under Kennel Club rules and regulations.

Whether your pooch is a pedigree pooch or a Heinz 57 varieties, there’s a class to suit, including a class for the dog with the waggiest tail.

All funds raised at the Winslow Show are distributed to local charities.

The show is organised by volunteers from the Winslow Show Association with valuable support from Winslow Lions Club, Winslow Rotary Club, the Scouts and Winslow Young Farmers.

Chairman of Winslow Show Association, Dean White, said: “Winslow Show is the perfect country show with a big heart.

“It combines lots of great traditional family fun and entertainments in aid of many worthy local charities.”

The show runs from 9am to 5pm. Admission is £3 for adults, £2 for senior citizens and £1 for children aged five to 16. Parking is free.

For more information, visit www.winslowshow.org.uk or find the Winslow Show on Facebook.