The Main Ring

Private and Trade Driving Classes 127-131

9.30am

Carriage driving usually involves two or four wheeled carriages being pulled by a single horse, a tandem, or four in hand team. Completion is based on aesthetic factors and subjective scoring based on the performance of the horse and driver. 

The smaller agricultural and trade turnouts of which there are many  –  the milk cart, the coal wagon or the bread van, to name a few, usually use stocky cobs or large ponies. For authenticity, it is important that the type of horse between the shafts is matched to the history and style of the vehicle.

The smaller two wheeled vehicles will often have a smart large pony or a small horse with an eye catching gait. There can even be a donkey! The larger carriages feature teams of two or four.      

Kindly supported by Ivan Fisher Independent Funeral Homes, Aylsham 

Heavy Horses Display 

10.45am

Derek Spanton who started coming to this traditional August Bank Holiday event when he was 12 years old and completed 70 years attending the Aylsham Show, has sadly died.

He showcased the way farming used to be with his team of Heavy Horses.

William Tompkins will take over and it is important to keep telling the story of working horses, both to keep their history alive, and to generate enough interest to preserve rare breeds as their numbers dwindle.    

Kindly supported by B & C Farming Ltd, Marsham 

Pony Clubs Mounted Games

11.30am and 2.15pm

The Pony Clubs again make a welcome return to the Aylsham Show with their mounted games teams. Last year we welcomed clubs from all over the country and it was a fast-paced high-octane event. Horses and riders race in the main ring doing various activities as they go. Get behind your favourite team and they will go faster.

Last year we introduced the Whiting Cup – a trophy to the winning team, so let us get behind our winners. Will last years winners (Hertfordshire Hunt Pony Club) be up to the challenge again this year.

Kindly supported by The Morley Agricultural Foundation, Morley.

The Arrival of the President, Nigel Savory DL and Mrs Annabel Savory 

12.00pm

New text and photo to come.

Kindly supported by Savills (UK) Ltd, Norwich.

The Presidents Marquee is kindly sponsored by Edgefield Nurseries (Flowers). 

Childrens’ Fancy Dress Competitions

12.10pm

We do encourage children and their parents to take part and enjoy themselves in this popular annual event.

Please do congregate near the Members Entrance just before the start time  –  it is free entry.

You can be mounted or not and there will be Winners rosettes presented to both categories. All competitors will receive a rosette.

Mounted competitors should wear a hard hat.

It will be judged by:  Jane and George Ritchie.

Kindly supported by The Scott Family, Colby 

Paul Hannam Stunt Quads
 
12.30pm and 4.30pm
 
Paul Hannam is a quad bike stuntman from North Devon with 25 years experience riding quad bikes, and 10 years experience racing at British Championship level. His stunts are performed on a full range of quad bikes.
 
Over the next few years he is planning a few ‘Guinness Book of Records’ attempts, which will happen live at selected Shows around the UK and abroad. 
 
The Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show includes:  Precision riding, Multiple roll stunt quad – Paul vs guest rider, jumps as big as possible in arena provided, anything he can get his hands on from cars, vans and tractors with the occasional monster jump truck all of which are done with no landing ramp, trick riding in all four corners of the arena getting up close and personal with the crowds so no one misses out on the action.    
Kindly supported by Larking Gowen, Norfolk and Barratt & Cooke, Norwich 
Jump Dogs Parachute Display Team
 
1.00pm
 
The Jump Dogs Parachute Display Team are a highly skilled and experienced civilian team that exist to offer thrilling and dynamic in-air displays at events.
 
They provide amazing spectacles in the sky that not only enhance this event but will undoubtedly bring an unforgettable show for the audience.
Kindly supported by Lady Hind Trust, Nottingham.
Joseph’s Amazing Camels
 
1.30pm and 3.15pm
 
Camel Racing is a huge sport in the Middle East and is becomingly increasingly popular in the West.
 
Joseph’s Amazing Camels have been thrilling audiences around Britain since 2000. From Cheltenham Racecourse to the Royal Cornwall Show to the Ballymena Steam Rally, these camels have been there and done that.
 
The United Nations declared 2024 as the International Year of the Camelids (IYC 2024). The year will highlight how camelids are key to the livelihoods of millions of households in hostile environments across over 90 countries, particularly indigenous peoples and local communities.   

Kindly supported by M R Ellis (Timber) Ltd, Hevingham and Wayware Limited, Southrepps.

Childrens’ Sack Races

2.00pm

All children are invited to take part.

The Black Sheep story started in 1966 with a chance purchase of six Black Welsh Mountain Sheep by Clare Hoare, the founder of the Company. With this breed on the endangered species list she and her husband set out to secure its future.

By 1982 Clare had a flock of 500 breeding ewes and a business  of spinning, knitting and selling the wool and garments. 

There was now a worldwide demand for the natural wool garments from the black sheep. It was decided that machine knitted garments (Made in England ) would compliment their knitted range of woolwear.

Robert Hoare joined the company in 1999 on the retirement of his cousin Clare. With his fellow director Kate Barclay (both best dogbodys!!), the company continues to grow and flourish continuing their ethos of British quality and excellent customer service.

They have attended the Aylsham Show with the Childrens’ Sack Races for many years.

Kindly supported by Black Sheep Ltd, Marsham 

Grand Parade and Presentation of Cups and Trophies 

3.45pm

Come and support the presentations to the some of the Livestock Champions.

Much dedication and hard work will have put in by the owners, breeders and handlers to get the animals in top condition for the various  Competitions.

Some other presentations will also take place.

Kindly supported by Arnolds Keys LLP, Norwich and Aylsham 

Childrens’ Tug of War

5.00pm

All children are invited to take part so come and join in for what is a great bit of fun at the end of the Show.

Kindly supported by Dewing Grain Ltd, Aylsham