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2015 Show Summary – Over for Another Year!
We all feel a mixture of relief and sadness that the show is over for another year. The build up in the weeks leading up to the show involved so much preparation and anticipation and both show days were exhilarating, despite the weather!
Sunday was a great day….the bar, run by Dunmow Young Farmers, was continuously busy and the Tiddly Vicar went down well as did the Aspalls Cider! Many people listened to 27 Strings, the excellent group from Bishop’s Stortford High School. Sadly many of them have gone on now to University and so this was one of their last performances.
The arena events included Jerry Moloney, the well known local Veterinary Surgeon, who for half an hour became ‘one man and his dog’, and provided a great display of control of his striking black sheep, making a difficult job look simple!
An excellent display of dressage riding was performed by Rachel Skeffington of Brook End Stables. Rachel has become a well respected dressage rider and teacher.
Children in the audience rushed enthusiastically into the arena on several occasions….the much loved tug of war, egg and spoon and sack races, the extraordinary Poitou Donkeys, with their long hair and appealing expressions, the heavy horses and the Essex Foxhounds all provided good photo opportunities.
The vintage ploughing match attracted over 40 tractors and the standard was consistently high.
The Rolls-Royce rides were constantly busy and popular as ever.
The car show had a massive entry and the Austin Seven Club held their rally at the show again.
The Essex Landrover Club provided great off road driving opportunities around a suitably muddy woodland course.
For the first time we had a show ground clay pigeon shooting experience, principally for novices, where guns and tuition were provided. This proved to be popular all day and many were introduced to the sport for the first time.
The annual dog show again encouraged owners to enter their varied breeds and no doubt opinions differed over the eventual winners in the different classes! The canine musical ‘sit’ also caused much amusement, as the owners also had to perform in the final rounds!
The Art Show in the Church was well subscribed, with a great variety of works from both local artist and those from further afield.
Despite the anticipated disappointing weather on Monday, the show was a great success and attracted nearly 7000 people. We are very grateful to all those who came to support the show, all those who helped put it on and the owners of the land on which it was held.
Thank You to One and All – See you Next Year!
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