The May Bank Holiday welcomed in thousands of eager game fair goers, as sports men and women and families descended on the hugely successful Highclere Country Show at the weekend.
Visitors to this year’s show were treated to a variety of country inspired stores and entertainment, with lots on for every age and interest. With first-class entertainment taking place in the Realtree Main Arena including the Devil’s Horsemen and the amazing Essex Dog Display, other popular features such as Ye Olde Redtail Falconry and Hywel Morgan saw hundreds of visitors kick back to watch the variety of entertainment unfold.
Elsewhere inside the Show, the Folk Roots Festival added to the celebratory atmosphere, with other features such as the Food Festival, animal displays, gundog displays and the hundreds of trade stalls all very well received from a truly receptive audience.
The weekend’s event also played host to further qualifying rounds in the Chudleys Gundog Championship and Terrier and Lurcher events with many confirming their places at this September’s Midland Game Fair. Over at the BASC Clay Shooting Festival, kindly sponsored by BASC and Promatic, congratulations go to R. King and M. Myers who were crowned the overall High Guns on Sunday scoring a straight 60 each, and to C. Childerhouse who shot an impressive 59 ex 60 on the Monday which was enough to take his High Gun prize in what was a very competitive weekend of shooting.
Operations Director, Jerome Roberts says of this weekend’s showcase: “We’re thrilled so many visitors took to Highclere this weekend and got involved in the many have-a-go areas, including its demonstrations and feature areas to enjoy the celebratory atmosphere. A fantastic place for the whole family, as well as country sports enthusiasts, Highclere has uncovered talented stars in the worlds of gundogs and clay shooting. And, with further events still to come, there are even more chances for other budding sports stars to try their hand at some traditional country sports. With four more events still left in the Countryman Fairs calendar, we expect a fantastic season of competitive action still to come!”
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