FRUIT – FLOWERS – VEGETABLES – COOKERY
Mrs Ann Winfield, c/o 28 Orchard Close, Alresford, SO24 9PY. T: 01962 867596
KINDLY SPONSORED BY HAMPSHIRE HOLDINGS
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 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 area or livestock tents due to animal welfare concerns.
Baby changing facilities are available in the tent situated in the Farmyard Play Area.
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).
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! It is suggested that people arrange to meet at the Meeting Point, by the Poultry Tent, by Public Entrance B.
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 a local company, Creative Catering from Easton. 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 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.
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.
Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance
Come and see us on stand B71!
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.
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.
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, John Breslain will be displaying 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 Tent and the WI offer tea, coffee and cakes.
Members catering and bar is located adjacent to the Main ring and is provided by Creative Catering, The Holding, Chapel Ln, Easton, Winchester SO21 1HG. Tel: 01962 849396. www.creativecateringandmarquees.co.uk
T. 01420 563831
Local wild venison burgers/sausages in a rustic roll.
Broughton Water Buffalo
www.broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk. T.07881 344202
Delicious local buffalo burgers
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
Homemade burgers & sausages using local, rare breed, free range meat.
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
Ice creams & ice lollies
Flatbreads cooked fresh to order filled with fresh local ingredients and accompanied with authentic dips, pickles & spice mixes.
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. All served with crunchy pickles on the side.
Harewood Forest Venison
[email protected] T. 07970 729076
Wild venison burgers & sausages
Jude’s Ice Cream
http://www.judes.co.uk T. 01962 711444
Delicious local ice cream
Ladda Thai Cuisine
T. 01483 493018
BBQ satay sticks, egg fried noodles, pad thai noodles , Thai green curry & Jasmine rice.
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
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, panini’s, cake plus hot & cold drinks
Relish The Thought
www.relishthethought.com T. 07782 347192
Freshly filled baguettes, tea & coffee
Woody’s Event Catering
Breakfast food, chips, burgers, hotdogs, hot & cold drinks
Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes
T. 07889 788629
Delicious freshly cooked pancakes served with sweet or savoury fillings
Caffe Espresso Bar Ltd.
Coffee, tea & other hot beverages
T. 07775 610768
Flavoured milk shakes
The Flower Pots Inn & Brewery
www.flowerpotscheriton.co.uk T. 01962 771318
A real ale bar selling award winning local ales
www.raimes.co.uk T. 01962 732120
A thoroughly English mini bar
Old Joes Cider
T. 02380 447918
Tradtional 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|
|9.30||Shoeing Demonstration||Rathbone Ring|
|10.00-11.45||The Alresford Ukelele Jam Band||Bandstand|
|11.00||Punch & Judy|
|11.00||The Cedar Veterinary Group Pony Club Relay||Main Ring|
|11.25||Parade of the Hampshire Hunt Hounds||Main Ring|
|11.45||The Rathbone Donkey Derby||Main Ring|
|12.00||The Alresford Ukelele Jam Band||Ring One|
|12.25||The Wallops Wood Parade of the Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles||Main Ring|
|12.30||Birds of Prey Flying Display||Rathbone Ring|
|12.30||Companion Dog Show|
|12.45||The Moda Rosa Pony Club Relay||Main Ring|
|13.05||The Rathbone Donkey Derby||Main Ring|
|13.00||Punch & Judy|
|13.45||The Heavy Horse Parade||Main Ring|
|14.00||The Thomas Lord Old Gits||Bandstand|
|14.05||The Rathbone Donkey Derby||Main Ring|
|14.30||The Wallops Wood Parade of the Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles||Main Ring|
|14.30||Punch & Judy|
|15.15||The Grand Parade of Livestock||Main Ring|
|16.00||The Paris Smith Supreme Ridden Championship||Main Ring|
|16.00||Punch & Judy|
|16.30||Vintage Machinery Parade||Main Ring|
|Modern Machinery Parade||Main Ring|
subject to change
|1||08.30||The Hampshire Holdings Novice Ridden Hunter|
|2||The Sheen Stickland Open Ridden Hunter|
|3||The Barn Store Working Hunter|
|The Princes Mead School Hunter Ridden Championship|
|11.00||The Cedar Veterinary Group Pony Club Relay|
|11.25||Parade of the Hampshire Hunt Hounds|
|11.45||The Rathbones Donkey Derby|
|5||12.05||Heavy Horse in Harness|
|12.25||The Wallops Woods Parade of Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles|
|12.45||The Moda Rosa Pony Club Relay|
|13.05||The Rathbones Donkey Derby|
|6||13.25||The Huxley Golf SSA Side Saddle Costume d’Elegance|
|13.45||The Heavy Horse Parade|
|7||Heavy Horse Turnout Class|
|14.05||The Rathbones Donkey Derby|
|14.30||The Wallops Woods Ltd. Parade of Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles|
|8||15.00||The Carter Jonas British Ridden Heavy Horse Kilmannan & Junior Championship|
|15.15||The BCM Grand Parade of Livestock|
|16.00||The Paris Smith Supreme Ridden Championship|
|16.30||The Hampshire Holdings Vintage Machinery Parade|
|The Hunt Forest Group Modern Machinery Parade|
|101||08.30||The Hazleton Country Supplies Ridden Show Cob|
|102||Ridden Hacks & Riding Horses|
|Ridden Championship (classes 101-102)|
|103||Ridden Competition Horse or Pony|
|104||RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred Ridden Show Series Qualifier 2019|
|105||Side Saddle Association Equitation|
|Championship (classes 103-105)|
|106||12.30||Bellemoor Removals & Storage 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||The Little Red Rooster Novice Working Hunter Pony - 153cm|
|204||The Little Red Rooster Open Working Hunter Pony - 153cm|
|The Liphook Equine Hospital WHPChampionship (classes 203-204)|
|205||The Kathy Spreadborough Riding Club Horse or Pony|
|206||Best Hunting Pony|
|207||The Air Improve Veteran Mixed Age Ridden|
|Championship (classes 205-207)|
|208||not before 12.00||NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Small Breeds Ridden|
|209||NPS/Ringside Stud M&M Large Breeds Ridden|
|M&M Ridden Championship (classes 208-209)|
|210||The Butler & Co. BSPA Ridden Coloured Horse & Pony|
|211||BSPA Coloured Horse & Pony In Hand|
|Coloured Horse Championship (classes 210-211)|
|212||Competition Horse or Pony In Hand|
|213||Veteran Mixed Age In Hand|
|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|
|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)|