WHAT’S ON

FRUIT – FLOWERS – VEGETABLES – COOKERY

Mrs Ann Winfield, c/o 9 Elm Road, Alresford, SO24 9JX. T: 01962 867596

Organised by Hants. & Berks. Poultry Fanciers. Contact: Mrs K Roadnight Tel: 01962 771156
www.hantsandberkspoultry.org.uk

KINDLY SPONSORED BY HAMPSHIRE HOLDINGS

Entry forms from Tony Walden, Mundays Farm, Martin, Fordingbridge. SP6 3LN
T: 01725 519447
M: 07967 175859

Hants & Berks Ferret Club – www.hbferretclub.co.uk
Haven Falconry Birds of Prey Display Team – www.haven-falconry.co.uk
Meon Valley Beekeeping Association – www.meonvalleybeekeepers.com

Information & Timetables

Shuttlebus

A free shuttle service will run from outside Alresford Surgery and from the Bus Stop at Robertson Road, to the Showground from 9.30am. Last bus leaves the showground at approximately 5.00pm

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on the showground but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clear up after your dog. Dogs are not allowed in the livestock area or livestock tents due to animal welfare concerns.

Baby Changing

Baby changing facilities are available in the tent situated in the Farmyard Play Area.

First Aid

St John Ambulance are on site covering all first aid requirements. They also have an ambulance providing paramedic cover. They are located near aisle C. (See showground map).

Grandstands

There are two viewing grandstands located around the main ring, and one on the Horse Rings. You DO NOT need a ticket. Please help yourself to a seat and enjoy the attractions. Kindly sponsored by Box IT .

Information & Lost Property

Information and Lost property information is available at the Secretary’s tent located towards the centre of aisle C facing the main ring.

Lost Children

Any lost children should be taken to the Secretary’s Tent where they will be supervised until they can be reunited with their parents/guardians.

Meeting Point

Please note it is not possible to give any public announcements over the public address system for lost adults! It is suggested that people arrange to meet at the Meeting Point, by the Poultry Tent, by Public Entrance B.

Members Club

The Members tent is located at the side of the Main Ring. Members, guests and officials (shield and round badge holders) are welcome to enjoy the seating area, use the bar and purchase the buffet lunch laid on by Hamble Catering Ltd. There are toilets at the rear of the tent for members own use.

Show Photographer

We are delighted that Polo Power has once again agreed to be our Official Show Photographer. Please contact him in advance should you wish a photo taken of a specific class.

Telephone: 07973 303978, email: laurence933@btinternet.com www.polopower.co.uk

Programmes

Programmes will be on sale at Entrance A (Alresford gate) and Entrance B (Cheriton gate) from the Alresford & Cheriton Scout Group and from the Secretary’s Tent.

Secretary’s Tent

For showground information, Society membership details, lost property, comments etc.

Shopmobility

Mobility scooters are located at the disabled parking area by Public Entrance A. (See showground map). These must be pre-booked with Basingstoke Shopmobility, telephone 01256 476066

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any tents or marquees on the showground.

Activities especially for children

Farming Fun Playground

All the fun of the farm for the youngsters to enjoy whist Mum and Dad supervise play from outside the playpen. Bales of straw to clamber on, pedal tractors to use, slides and a sandpit add up to a great way to let off steam for a few minutes.

Mill Cottage Farm Animal Petting

We’re bringing along guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, ducklings, chicks, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, chickens and a turkey! Come and enjoy the menagerie of animals and learn a little bit about us.

Juggling Jake

Come along to Jake’s big Star Tent and enjoy the circus atmosphere. See Jake juggling balls, spinning plates and weather permitting using his 14ft tight wire. You could even join in some of his workshops, an activity not to be missed!

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Come and see us on stand B71!

Fit2cook

Calling all budding chefs – come and discover the fun of cooking your own food in our kids kitchen. A fun introduction to the world of cookery: next stop the Great British Bake Off! And, best of all, you get to keep and eat what you make! Thanks to Alresford Salads for sponsoring this fun activity.

Punch and Judy

Always a favourite with young and not so young alike, don’t miss the exploits of bad Mr Punch as he tries to have his wicked way over the powers for good. Will he win or will he be foiled once again? Once again we are grateful to Geoffrey Gould for creating his magic with several different shows throughout the day.

Activities for all of the family

Alresford Ukulele Jam

The Alresford Ukulele Jam is Alresford’s own grown all male Ukulele group with girls in it…and occasionally instruments which are not Ukulele’s…Like any good jam it is a true mix up of musical genre’s ranging from traditional to modern, our songs take in everything from folk, modern pop, blues, country, dance, punk and jazz to rock – all are given the ukulele treatment with unique mash-ups, sing-a-longs and the ukulele “uke” box also forming part of the fun, lively set. If you like to see a small instrument truly thrashed this is the place for you!

Beagles, Hounds & Bloodhounds

The Hampshire Hunt Hounds at 12.45pm in the Main Ring. The Southdowns Bloodhounds at 15.00pm in Ring One. The Meon Valley Beagles at 14.25pm in the Main Ring.

Birds of Prey, Owls & Falcons

The Haven Falconry Display team will once again be showing their superb collection of Eagles, Falcons, Hawks and Owls during the day. The highlight of their visit to the show is the flying display in the Avenue Ring at 2.30pm – definitely something not to be missed!

Bees and Beekeeping

Come along to the bee tent and, courtesy of Meon Valley Beekeepers, learn how bees make honey, and the vital role they play in nature, assisting the reproduction of our plants and shrubs. Featuring a real bee hive, you can see close up bees turn the pollen they have collected into honey. And, of course, there will be many honey products for you to buy.

Companion Dog Show

There is always something for everyone in the Companion Dog Show, whether you are drawn to the high quality pedigree classes or bowled over by the dog the judges would most like to take home. And who will win the dog that looks most like its handler? Everyone can enter, with classes for family pets as well as potential Crufts champions. Entries are from 11.00am with judging from 12.30pm.

Ferrets & Ferret Racing

Ferret racing is great entertainment and between races you can get up close and personal with the animals – you can even stroke and handle them, to prove that they really don’t bite! Thanks to the Hants and Berks Ferret Club for making this possible.

Glass Blowing Demonstration

We are pleased to welcome back Merlyn Farwell, with his mobile glass blowing studio to give live demonstrations of his fascinating art. Merlyn is one of life’s one-offs – he describes himself as an eccentric inventor, and you can be sure that his commentaries will draw on his rich experience of life, as he produces blown glass objet’s d’art from his mobile furnace.

Horse Show Rings 1 – 3

The standard of competition is excellent in a wide variety of classes from junior jumping to retrained racehorses, with mountain, moorland and pleasure driving classes to name but a few.

Horticulture Show

The Alresford and District Horticultural Society’s annual Show is always a major attraction with breath-taking displays of cut flowers and floral decorations, and magnificent vegetable and fruit exhibits from local amateur gardeners, all vying to be best in class. But the horticulture tent is about more than just flowers, plants and vegetables – there are also cookery, craft, needlework and photography competitions and exhibitions too – truly something for everyone and not to be missed.

Livestock Show

No Agricultural Show would be complete without its Livestock Show. Come and see some of the best cattle , sheep, pigs and goats in the region, all groomed to be at their absolute best to impress the judges. Here you will find some of the less well-known breeds and have the chance to enjoy the characters in the goat and pig exhibitions, as well as being able to touch the sheep to feel the differences in their coats. The culmination of the Livestock Show is the Grand Parade of champions in the Main Ring at 15.15pm. Please note – the livestock area will be closed to the public at 3.00pm to allow preparations for the Grand Parade.

Poultry Exhibition and Egg Show

The chicken and egg. Ever wondered which came first? Visit the poultry tent and all might be revealed! The Hants and Berks Poultry Fanciers will again be showing a wide range of poultry and ducks – some well-known and others less so. To complement the birds, John Breslain will be displaying a bewildering variety of eggs – in all colours, patterns, shapes and sizes.

The Sheep Show

Don’t miss the fleecy fun of The Sheep Show, an educational and humorous live stage event starring a cast of ewes and rams and their two-legged MC.

It’s a great way of learning about how the many breeds of sheep in the UK today have been bred over the centuries to produce the wool and meat that we rely. One woolly performer will be selected for a Sheep Shearing demonstration which shows the impressive skills needed to safely divest the sheep of its winter coat and produce a fleece that is ready to go to market.

To round off the Show, the sheep will prove that they are not as simple-minded as you may think by dancing to their favourite tunes. The Sheep Show is hugely popular so turn up early to make sure you get a seat!

Racing Pigs

Six rare breed pigs, ranging from Tamworths to Gloucester Old Spots to Saddlebacks to Berkshires to Oxford Sandy and Blacks, fill the arena with their amusing antics.  The handlers, who wear country style outfits, encourage them down the track by shaking a bucket of food and the pigs hurl themselves over the hurdles in their rush to be the first to the bucket!  Come along and cheer on your favourite!

Private Driving

Main Ring is elegance personified, with classes for horses and ponies harnessed singly, in pairs and in tandem to a variety of carriages. A great spectacle, and an escape from the bustle of the main Show for a while.

Rural Crafts

Over 50 local exhibitors will be displaying their hand-made items, ranging from ceramics and jewellery to watercolour painting, and wood carving, and competing for the Best Exhibit trophy. There is sure to be something for everyone in the craft tent and all exhibitors will be offering items for sale – perhaps a keepsake to remind you of your visit to the Show?

Tree Climbing

Try your hand at climbing one of the biggest and tallest trees on the Showground. Arbour Venture Training offers a safe environment for you to get a birds-eye view of the Showground, whether you are aged 8 or 80! Go on, have a go!

Vintage Machinery

with this impressive display of vintage farm machinery. Enjoy wandering past yesteryear’s tractors, steam engines and other exhibits to see how the ancestors of today’s farmers tended the land and their livestock. And don’t miss the grand procession in the Main Ring.

W.I. Tent

Another perennial favourite, our local Women’s Institutes will be staging a number of displays and offering activities for the children. The WI Country Markets will be selling local home-made produce – cakes, preserves, crafts and plants. And of course it just wouldn’t be the WI if there were not cups of tea and cakes on sale!

There are food, three public bars and ice cream outlets at various points around the showground. In addition a range of local produce is on sale in the Produce Tent and the WI offer tea, coffee and cakes.

Members catering and bar is located adjacent to the Main ring and is provided by The Hamble Valley Catering Company, 10 South Point, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4RF Tel: 02380 457262. www.hamblecatering.co.uk.

Food

Blackmoor Game

www.blackmoorgame.co.uk. T. 01420563831

Game sausages, wild venison burgers and steak in a roll.

Broughton Water Buffalo

www.broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk. T. 01794 301 031

Cooked buffalo burgers

Catch

www.catchfabulousfishcakes.co.uk T. 02382 149900

Posh fish & chips, fish finger sandwiches – made as we go, local lobster and chips, fabulous range of fishcakes served with salad.

Ellio’s Pizza

Freshly made pizza

C.E. Evans & Son

www.ceevansandson.co.uk   T. 01962 732477

Barbecue of local sausages, burgers, steaks and meat

Ladda Thai Cuisine

01483 493018

BBQ satay sticks, egg fried noodles, pad thai & green curry

Love Tea

07780 545129

A vintage caravan serving tea and cakes

Matts Hog Roast

www.matt-hogroasts.co.uk T. 07768 903464

Delicious hog roast served in a bap.

Nosebag

www.thenosebag.co.uk T. 01428 707717

Bacon, sausages, burgers, panini’s, chops, hot & cold drinks

Relish The Thought

www.relishthethought.com T. 01525 718166

Freshly filled baguttes, tea & coffee

Rob & Sue’s Mobile Catering

02380 897106

Breakfast food, chips, burgers, hotdogs, hot & cold drinks

Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes

07889 788629

Freshly cooked pancakes served with sweet or savoury fillings

Tazzina

07595 050217

Homemade cakes and coffee

Drinks

Moo Mix

Ovington, Hampshire T. 07775 610768

Flavoured milk shakes

The Flower Pots Inn & Brewery

Cheriton, Hampshire   www.flowerpotscheriton.co.uk T. 01962 771318

A real ale bar selling award winning local ales

Raimes Sparkling

Tichborne, Hampshire   www.raimes.co.uk   T. 01962 732120

A thoroughly English mini bar

The Globe on the Lake/The Cricketers

www.theglobealresford.com   01962 733118   www.thecricketersalresford.com   01962 732463

Alresford, Hampshire.

A general bar

Old Joes Cider

02380 447918

Tradtional west country cider to drink now and/or to take away

TimeEventLocation
All DayFarmyard Fun
All DayFit2Cook
All DayJuggling Jake
All DayBirds of Prey - Static
All DayBees & Beekeeping
All DayFerrets & Ferret Racing
All DayTree Climbing
All DaySlacklining
All DayClassic Car Display
All DayVintage Machinery Static Display
9.30Shoeing DemonstartionAvenue Ring
10.15-11.45The Alresford Ukelele Jam BandBandstand
10.30The Sheep Show
11.00Punch & Judy
11.30Shoeing Demonstartion
12.00Pony Club Relay Heats
12.00The Alresford Ukelele Jam BandRing One
12.30Companion Dog Show
12.30The Sheep Show
12.45Parade of the Hampshire Hunt HoundsMain Ring
13.00Punch & Judy
13.30Shoeing Demonstartion
13.55Pig RacingMain Ring
14.25Clinkard Meon Valley BeaglesMain Ring
14.00Sheep Show
14.30Birds of Prey - Flying DisplayAvenue Ring
14.30Punch & Judy
14.40Pony Club Relay FinalMain Ring
15.00Parade of the South Downs BloodhoundsRing One
15.15The Grand Parade of LivestockMain Ring
16.00Pig RacingMain Ring
16.00Punch & Judy
16.00Shoeing Demonstartion
16.30Vintage Machinery ParadeMain Ring
Modern Machinery ParadeMain Ring

subject to change

Main Ring

ClassApprox TimeEvent
108.00The Equestrian Fencing Retrained Racehorse Challenge
208.45The Hampshire Holdings Novice Ridden Hunter
3The Sheen Stickland Open Ridden Hunter
4The Barn Store Working Hunter
The Princes Mead School Hunter Ridden Championship
5 & 611.15The Alresford Dental Care Private Driving, Pleasure Driving & Concours d’Elegance
12.00The Cedar Veterinary Group Pony Club Relay Heats
12.45Parade of the Hampshire Hunt Hounds
713.05The Huxley Golf SSA Side Saddle Costume d’Elegance
813.35The Heavy Horse Turnout Class
13.55The Carter Jonas Pig Racing
14.25The Parade of Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles
14.40The Moda Rosa Pony Club Relay Final
15.15The BCM Grand Parade of Livestock
16.00Pig Racing
16.30The Hampshire Holdings Vintage Machinery Parade
The R Hunt Ltd Modern Machinery Parade

Ring One

ClassApprox TimeEvent
10108.00The Hazleton Country Supplies Ridden Show Cob
102Ridden Hacks & Riding Horses
Cob, Hack & Riding Horse Championship
103The Liphook Equine Hospital RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred Ridden Show Series Qualifier 2017
104The Hellards Estate Agents Side Saddle Association Equitation
10511.30Heavy Horse - In Harness
12.00Course Building
10612.30Starters Show Jumping - 45cm
107The Harrow Inn - Open Show Jumping - 60cm
108The North Motor Company - Open Show Jumping - 70cm
15.00Parade of The South Downs Bloodhounds
109The Authorn Open Show Jumping - 80cm
110The Raimes English Sparkling Open Show Jumping - 90cm
111The NT Insolvency Chase Me Charlie

Ring Two

ClassApprox TimeEvent
20108.30The Little Red Rooster Novice Working Hunter Pony - 153cm
202The Little Red Rooster Open Working Hunter Pony - 153cm
Working Hunter Pony Championship
203The C G Shaw Pony Club Pony
204Riding Club Horse or Pony
205Best Hunting Pony
206Ridden Competition Horse or Pony
Mixed Ridden Championship
13.00Clear Jumps
20713.30VHS Veteran Combined Horse & Pony Ridden
208VHS Veteran Combined Horse & Pony In Hand
20914.30NPS/Showing Classic M&M Lead Rein
210NPS/Showing Classic M&M First Ridden
Mini Championship
211NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Small Breeds Ridden
212NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Large Breeds Ridden
213Ridden New Forest Open
M&M Ridden Championship

Ring Three

ClassApprox TimeEvent
30109.00Heavy Horse - Mare
302Heavy Horse - Foal
303Heavy Horse - Filly, Colt or Gelding 1, 2 or 3 yr old
304Heavy Horse - 4 yr old & over
305Not Before 10.00NPS M&M Small Breeds In Hand 1, 2, 3 yr old
306NPS M&M Large Breeds In Hand 1, 2, 3 yr old
307NPS Home Produced M&M Small Breeds In Hand
308NPS Home Produced M&M Large Breeds In Hand
309NPS Home Produced M&M Small Breeds In Hand 4 yrs & over
310NPS Home Produced M&M Large Breeds In Hand 4 yrs & over
M&M In Hand Championship
31114.00Competition Pony In Hand - 148cm & under
312Competition Horse In Hand - 148cm & over
Competition Horse & Pony In Hand Championship
313The Butler & Co CHAPS Ridden Coloured Horse & Pony
314CHAPS Coloured Horse & Pony In Hand
CHAPS Coloured Championship