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Ashbourne Show to be held this Saturday

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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THE 123rd Ashbourne Show takes place this Saturday, August 16.

Organisers are hoping for another huge turnout for the event which will be held at the Osmaston Polo Ground.

The show is part of the region's wealth of summer attractions and traditionally attracts people from across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The main ring will feature special displays by the daring Moto Stunts International display team and mad-capped fun from clown act Dingle Fingle.

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The main ring will start with the Hunters classes being judged with their usual large entry competing for a place at the Horse of the Year Show.

There will also be a display of fox hounds, bloodhounds and beagles, along with a grand parade of livestock to keep visitors entertained throughout the day.

A flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has also been arranged by organisers.

The magnificent Shire horses, a mainstay of the show, will be judged in their own ring on the main field in the morning.

They will compete for a coveted place in at the Horse of the Year Show.

They will be followed by a pet dog show which grows in popularity every year.

This is an enter-on-the-day competition and anyone is invited to bring their pampered pooches along.

The Poultry and Pet Section will have classes for pure-bred poultry and eggs run in conjunction with the Henmore Poultry Club and there will also be an enter on the day pet section with classes for rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies and canaries and pet poultry.

Pre-show discounted tickets are available from Tourist Information Centres at Ashbourne, Leek and Swadlincote, NFU Office at Uttoxeter and from Homebase in Ashbourne.

To find out more about the show, or to offer support, call the secretary on 01889 507497, or visit www.ashbourneshow.co.uk

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