In our largest arena of Cheshire Game and Country Fair, the Andy Singleton Arena, we have space for some of our main attractions.
Our horse boarders will be on their fifth heat of the 2019 championships. An exciting extreme sport, where a boarder is pulled at speeds of up to 31mph around a series of obstacles by a galloping horse. Sounds crazy? It may be – but it’s also incredibly skillful and great fun to watch. We have both Elite and Intermediate heats in the Andy Singleton Arena (Novice in the Countryside Arena) Expect thrills and spills and plenty of flying mud!
Scurry Trials and Driving
In their fifth heats of the British Championships; these teams of ponies with their skilled drivers work their way around an arena full of obstacles in the fastest possible time.
Parade of Hounds
The Cheshire Hunt will be with us again (Saturday and Sunday), with the Andy Singleton Arena allowing them the space to gallop with their horses and hounds in a spectacular demonstration. You will have opportunity to hear about how a modern day hunt works, and what it’s like to be a ‘runner’ for the hunt, running miles through open countryside for the hounds to track your scent, and probably being licked all over once they delightedly find you! Come into the ring and meet the hounds or visit them in the World of Dogs area.
Chase The Bunny
A firm Living Heritage Favourite! If your dog loves to chase this could be their moment! Dogs are matched to general size and speed and race to chase the lure around the arena. Great fun to both take part in and to watch – especially when the dogs run in completely the opposite direction, or find a more interesting smell. Don’t worry: your dog won’t be the first and certainly won’t be the last!
Walk Up Shoot
Have you ever wondered exactly what happens on a shoot? This is your chance to find out. With their team of gun dogs in various stages of training, Paul Makepeace of Trochery Gundogs, and Aubrey Ladyman will be taking us through how the dogs are used at every stage, from beating with spaniels, flushing the birds out, through to pointing and retrieval in a variety of tricky situations. They will also be demonstrating how gun dogs – both spaniels and retrievers – are trained.
Sherwood Jaguar Racing Team
Showing you some speed with these beautiful sleek cars, the Sherwood Racing Team will be bringing a selection of cars to demonstrate just what they can do.