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Surrey County Show 2015 - the countdown has started!

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015 - put the date in your diary now!

Planning for the show is well underway, and as well as a packed schedule of main ring entertainment, here is just a taster of what you can enjoy at the 2015 show:

The Surrey Food Festival and Food Theatre: Top chefs, cookery demonstrations, samples, sales and tastings. Foodie heaven!

Surrey Farmers' Market: Foods and beverages all grown, reared, caught, brewed, picked, baked, smoked or processed by local producers.

The Surrey County Horse Show: Top horses vie for the ribbons. Admire hunters, cobs, native ponies and retrained racehorses to name but a few and enjoy the fast and furious Scurry. Donkeys - in hand, under saddle and driven also feature as does the elegance of side saddle riding.

Shopping and craft marquee: One for the shopaholics! Browse jewellery, clothing, homewares and more in this popular undercover marquee.

Livestock competitions and parades: From the huge Aberdeen Angus cattle to the diminutive pygmy goats, the show is an animal lovers paradise. Prize winning cattle, sheep, pigs and goats take centre stage with the top cattle parading in the Grand Arena.

Grand Prix showjumping: Top ranking international horse and rider teams tackle huge fences, tight turns and fierce competition in the Grand Arena. With a prize fund of over £6000 this is one not to be missed!

Woodland and forestry: A wonderful exhibit, showcasing the importance of woodland and countryside conservation in Surrey. Local craftsmen will work magic with willow wands and demonstrate charcoal burning, wood turning, coppicing and carving.

Floristry: The floristry competition is open to all with a different theme each year. The schedule will be available soon so check back here if you wish to enter.

Bee keeping and honey: Learn how to make your garden bee friendly and help protect these valuable insects. Or why not enter one of the honey competitions - jars of honey, cakes and biscuits, candles or mead are just some of the keenly fought after classes.

Companion dog show: Bring your best friend and have a go in one of our pedigree or non-pedigree classes. All breeds and sizes welcome!

The Bandstand: Enjoy a variety of music from the ever popular bandstand. Perfect entertainment while you enjoy a coffee or your lunch.

Poultry: Thinking about keeping chickens in your garden? Visit the poulty marquee to see the wide range of breeds and chat to the experts on hand.

Fly fishing:Enjoy talks and demonstrations around this popular sport and have a go at fly tying.

Falconry: Beautiful owls, hawks and falcons will be back, showing off their flying skills and letting you get close up and personal.

Hounds and hunting: Always a favourite with the crowds, local packs of hounds will fill the Grand Arena. A great spectacle and a chance for children (and adults!) to meet these very friendly animals.

Classic and vintage cars and farm machinery: Cherished cars, tractors and ploughs from the past will be on display.

Hot air balloon challenge: The perfect finale to a great day - a spectacular mass launch of hot air balloons in the Grand Arena (weather permitting).

And more!!! Check back here for news and updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

A look back at 2014's show

Despite the wet weather, thousands of visitors enjoyed a spectacular line up of entertainment and top class competition, with highlights including:

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery

The Troop’s Musical Drive is one of the most exciting and spectacular displays of horsemanship in the world, and most of it was carried out at the gallop! The renowned scissors movement, where Gun teams cross at the centre of the arena with no visible gap between them had the crowds cheering. A real success and we hope that they will return to a future show. 

King's Troop Salute

100 Years of Farming, commemorating WW1

Sponsored by the NFU, this was a real snapshot in time, as the farming community remembered the impact of the First World War on agriculture and all those involved. A moving tribute, marking the centenary of the outbreak of war and looking back at arable farming over the past 100 years.

WW1 and the Army

The Surrey Infantry Museum displayed uniforms and equipment from WW1 and offered help with identifying visitors own memorabilia. They were joined by displays from the Parachute Regiment, The King's Troop Royal Artillery, the Territorial Army and Help for Heroes.