FRUIT – FLOWERS – VEGETABLES – COOKERY
Mrs Ann Winfield, c/o 22 Sunhill Crescent, Alresford, SO24 9NJ. T: 01962 867596
KINDLY SPONSORED BY TONY & SUE WALDEN
Entry forms from Tony Walden, Mundays Farm, Martin, Fordingbridge. SP6 3LN
T: 01725 519447
M: 07967 175859
Information & Timetables
A free shuttle service will run from outside Alresford Surgery and from the Bus Stop at Robertson Road, to the Showground from approximately 9.30am. Last bus leaves the showground at approximately 5.00pm
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 tents due to animal welfare concerns.
Baby changing facilities are available in the tent situated in the Farmyard Play Area.
Collingwood Services Ltd. 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).
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.
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.
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.
Please note it is not possible to give any public announcements over the public address system for lost adults!
The Members tent is located at the side of the Main Ring. Members, guests sponsors 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 a local company, Martha Hollis from Alresford. There are toilets at the rear of the tent for members own use.
We are delighted to announce that LRG Photography have agreed to be our Official Show Photographer. Please contact them in advance should you wish a photo taken of a specific class.
Programmes will be on sale at entrance gates and from the Secretary’s or Members Tent.
For showground information, Society membership details, lost property, comments etc.
Mobility scooters are located at the disabled parking area in the Members car park. (See showground map). These must be pre-booked with Basingstoke Shopmobility, telephone 01256 476066
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.
Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance
Come and see us !
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
This year all will parade in the Main Ring.
The Hampshire Hunt Hounds at 11.00am. The Southdowns Bloodhounds at 12.10pm & 14.20pm. The Meon Valley Beagles at 13.20pm & 14.55pm.
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 Main Ring at 12.30pm & 16.00pm – 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.
Fun Dog Show
There is always something for everyone in the Fun Dog Show, whether you are drawn to the happiest waggy tail 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 all family pets. 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.
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.
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.
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, there will be display a bewildering variety of eggs – in all colours, patterns, shapes and sizes.
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.
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?
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.
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 area and the WI offer tea, coffee and cakes.
Members catering and bar is located adjacent to the Main ring and is provided by Martha Hollis Event Catering, Alresford. Tel: 07376 594562/07802 885802. Email: [email protected] www.marthahollis.co.uk
www.catchfabulousfishcakes.co.uk T. 02382 149900
Award winning fishcakes & fabulous seasonal fishy products sold deli style on our stall, alongside our hot food offer of fish finger sandwiches, fishcakes & salad & crab pasties.
C.E. Evans & Son
www.ceevansandson.co.uk T. 01962 732477
Locally produced and made in the shop, burgers, sausages & home dried cured bacon baps.
www.cpffeenut.org T. 07722889805
Family run mobile coffee business serving locally roasted coffee, tea, smoothies and milkshakes
Dylan’s Ice Cream
Traditional crafted ice cream in a variety of flavours
Fat Sam’s Ice Cream
http://www.fatsamsicecreams.co.uk T. 07957 244670
High quality whippy ice creams & ice lollies
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Company
http://www.gourmetgrilledcheese.co.uk T. 07543 768139
Grilled cheese sandwiches made with local award winning cheese, free range Hampshire meat and artisan sourdough bread.
Harewood Forest Venison
[email protected] T. 07970 729076
Local wild venison burgers & sausages
Ladda Thai Cuisine
T. 01483 493018
Thai BBQ, satay sticks, egg fried noodles, pad thai noodles
T. 07780 545129
A vintage caravan serving tea & cakes
Matts Hog Roast
www.matt-hogroasts.co.uk T. 07768 903464
Delicious hog roast in a bap served with apple sauce & stuffing.
http://www.moonroast.co.uk T. 01256 389996
Hand roasted coffee to go. Take away coffees, flat white, latte espressos etc., traybakes & pastries along with retail bags of coffee
www.thenosebag.co.uk T. 07801 959223
Bacon, sausages, burgers, cake plus hot & cold drinks
Relish The Thought
www.relishthethought.square.site T. 07782 347192
Freshly filled baguettes, tea & coffee
Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes
T. 07889 788629
Hand cooked pancakes served with sweet or savoury fillings
Top Gun Catering
www.topguncateringltd.com T. 07540 792687
Award winning ‘made on the farm’ natural ice cream
Warren’s Ice Cream Ltd.
www.warrensicecream.co.uk T. 07912 257977
Freshly made hot donuts made to order along with hot & cold drinks
Woody’s Event Catering
www.woodyseventcatering.com T. 02380 194761
Breakfast food, chips, burgers, hotdogs, hot & cold drinks
T. 07775 610768
Flavoured milk shakes
The Flower Pots Brewery
www.theflowerpots.co.uk T. 01962 771735
Award winning cask ales brewed in small batches in or period barn in Cheriton
www.raimes.co.uk T. 01962 732120
A thoroughly English mini bar
The Globe on the Lake
www.theglobealresford.com T. 01962 733118
A general bar
Old Joes Cider
T. 02380 447918
Traditional west country cider to drink now and/or to take away
|All Day||Farmyard Fun|
|All Day||Juggling Jake|
|All Day||Birds of Prey - Static|
|All Day||Bees & Beekeeping|
|All Day||Ferrets & Ferret Racing|
|All Day||Classic Car Display|
|All Day||Vintage Machinery Static Display|
|Throughout the day||Shoeing Demonstration|
|10.00||The Alresford Ukelele Jam Band||Bandstand|
|11.00||The Paris Smith Parade of the Hampshire Hunt Hounds||Main Ring|
|11.50||The Cedar Veterinary Group Pony Club Relay||Main Ring|
|12.10 & 14.20||Parade of The Southdowns Bloodhounds|
|13.20 & 14.55||The Wallops Wood Parade of the Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles||Main Ring|
|12.30 & 16.00||The Partridge of Hampshire Birds of Prey Flying Display||Main Ring|
|12.30||Fun Dog Show|
|14.00||Pony Club Relay||Main Ring|
|14.35||The Heavy Horse Parade||Main Ring|
|15.15||The Grand Parade of Livestock||Main Ring|
|16.30||Vintage Machinery Parade||Main Ring|
|Modern Machinery Parade||Main Ring|
subject to change
|1||08.30||The Tony & Sue Walden Novice Ridden Hunter|
|2||The Sheen Stickland Open Ridden Hunter|
|3||The Barn Store Working Hunter|
|The Stokes & Co. Hunter Ridden Championship|
|4||11.20||The RoR Tattersalls Former Racehorse Challenge 2022|
|11.50||The Cedar Veterinary Group Pony Club Relay|
|12.10||Parade of the Southdowns Bloodhounds|
|12.30||The Partridge of Hampshire Birds of Prey Display|
|5||13.00||The Hartog Dental Heavy Horse in Harness|
|13.20||The Wallops Wood Parade of the Palmer Marlborough Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles|
|13.40||The Mr & Mrs P Huxley SSA Side Saddle Costume Concours d’Elegance|
|14.00||Pony Club Relay|
|14.20||Parade of the Southdowns Bloodhounds|
|7||14.35||The Rathbones Heavy Horse Turnout|
|14.05||The Rathbones Donkey Derby|
|The Carter Jonas Heavy Horse Parade|
|14.55||The Wallops Wood Parade of the Palmer Marlborough Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles|
|15.15||The BCM Grand Parade of Livestock|
|16.00||The Partridge of Hampshire Birds of Prey Display|
|16.30||The Tony & Sue Walden Vintage Machinery Parade|
|The Hunt Forest Group Modern Machinery Parade|
|101||08.30||The RoR Tatteersalls Open Ridden Show Series Qualifier 2022|
|102||Ridden Show Cob|
|103||Ridden Hacks & Riding Horses|
|Ridden Championship (Classes 102-103)|
|104||The Ann Leonard Ridden Competition Horse or Pony|
|105||The Charters Estate Agents Side Saddle Association Equitation|
|The Liphook Equine Hospital Championship (Classes 101, 104 & 105)|
|106||12.30||The Rural Business Hub Starters Show Jumping - 45cm|
|107||The Harrow Inn - Open Show Jumping - 60cm|
|108||The North Motor Company - Open Show Jumping - 70cm|
|109||The Authorn Open Show Jumping - 80cm|
|110||The Raimes English Sparkling Open Show Jumping - 90cm|
|111||Chase Me Charlie|
|201||09.00||The Holden Farm Camping Lead Rein Open Showing|
|202||The Holden Farm Camping First Ridden Open|
|Mini Championship (classes 201-202)|
|203||Novice Working Hunter Pony - 153cm|
|204||Open Working Hunter Pony - 153cm|
|WHP Championship (classes 203-204)|
|205||Not before 12.00||NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Sml Breeds Ridden|
|206||NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Lrg Breeds Ridden|
|M&M Championship (Classes 205-206)|
|207||Riding Club Horse or Pony|
|208||Best Hunting Pony|
|209||The Air Improve Veteran Mixed Age Ridden|
|210||The Butler & Co. Ridden Coloured Horse & Pony|
|211||The John Woolley Ltd. Coloured Horse & Pony In Hand|
|Coloured Horse Championship (classes 210-211)|
|212||Competition Horse or Pony In Hand|
|213||Veteran Mixed Age In Hand|
|Championship (Classes 207-213)|
|301||10.00||Heavy Horse - Gelding 4yrs & over|
|302||Heavy Horse - Mare 4yrs & over|
|303||Heavy Horse - Foal|
|304||Heavy Horse - Filly, Colt or Gelding 1,2 or 3yr old|
|Heavy Horse In Hand Championship (Classes 301-304)|
|305||Not Before 14.00||NPS/Equestrian Marketplace M&M Small Breeds In Hand 1, 2, 3 yr old|
|306||NPS/Equestrian Marketplace M&M Large Breeds In Hand 1, 2, 3 yr old|
|307||NPS/Saracens Horse Feeds Home Produced M&M Small Breeds In Hand|
|308||NPS/Saracens Horse Feeds Home Produced M&M Large Breeds In Hand|
|309||NPS/Equestrian Marketplace M&M Small Breeds In Hand 4 yrs & over|
|310||NPS/Equestrian Marketplace M&M Large Breeds In Hand 4 yrs & over|
|M&M In Hand Championship (classes 305-310)|