Take a look at what action packed fun we had in the Main Arena in 2017
Freestyle Motocross Stunt Display
You won't be able to take your eyes off the Bolddog Lings freestyle motocross team, the UK’s number one motorcycle display team. With moves best left to the experts, the team will perform a variety of death-defying stunts and high-octane jumps to thrill spectators young and old.
The Red Devils
Jumping out of an aeroplane isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but anyone can enjoy the courageous and skillful display put on by the Parachute Regiment Freefall Team, The Red Devils. Free falling at speeds of up to 120mph, with spectacular canopy formations, you’re sure to be wowed by what the team can do. And if the weather holds, you’ll also see the famous swoop landings with trailing smoke –not to be missed.
One Man and His Dog
English Champion and three times national champion Dick Roper, shows the incredible connection between a shepherd and his dog in the sheep herding demonstration on Sunday.
Grand Parade of Livestock
Each day of the show sees a parade of all breeds of animals take to the Main Arena. This is a chance to get a good look at some of the finest livestock in the country. Sunday is a highlight, when rare and minority breeds join the parade. And don’t worry if you’re a livestock novice – commentators will guide you through each of the breeds on display.
Inter-Hunt Relay Challenge (Sunday)
Hunt teams go head-to-head in this knock-out competition that tests the courage and skill of horse and rider alike. A tricky course of gates, jumps, and hedges awaits the teams who will battle it out for the top spot. If you appreciate enthralling contests, then this event is for you.
If you love to watch horses performing at a high level, you’ll love watching the six bar challenge on Saturday. Competitors jump six fences set in a straight line with an increasing level of difficulty – each fence is higher than the one before it. After every round in which a competitor goes clean, the six fences are raised for each subsequent round until there’s a winner. Gripping stuff.
Stakes are raised as competitors take their turn to jump two fences in the Two Fence Challenge on Friday. As the jumps are cleared the bars are raised.
Heavy Horse Competitions
Rarely will you see so many enormous gently giants in one place. Marvel as they compete in ridden, team turnouts and agricultural competitions.
Faced passed slaloms are the name of the game in the Double Harness Scurry Driving on Friday and Saturday. While Sunday is a little more laid back with the elegant Private Driving using 19th Century carriages.
Hot Air Balloons
At the end of each day, providing the weather behaves, hot air balloons will take to the sky from the festival grounds. A fitting end to a fun-filled day.