Bakewell Show horse class entries hit a record

Part of the dressage competition
Part of the dressage competition
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Horse fans heading for Bakewell Show are in for a treat as more than 1400 entries in the different classes have scored a record.

A dedicated equestrian day on Tuesday, August 4, will include a new Horse of the Year Show qualifier.

The Ladies Cart Class - a heavy horse driven with a lady’s cart - has been included and has attracted entries from as far afield as Dorset, Essex and Norfolk.

One of the Queen’s horses will be competing again this year at Bakewell Show, which is affectionately known as the ‘Little Royal’. The Irish Draught Tower Bridge will be ridden by Katie Jerram.

Champion animals, mammoth vegetables, vintage vehicles, a farmers’ market and the beach experience are among attractions at the show which runs on August 5 and 6.

The dogs section at Bakewell Show has regained its Premier Status with the Kennel Club which means that all Best of Breed winners automatically qualify for Crufts.

The section will again feature the ‘Talking Dogs’ workshops run by Kennel Club assessor Christina Chapman. The meet-and-greet sessions are designed to introduce people who are new to breeding and showing to the rules and etiquette of the dog world.

Internationally renowned freelance floral designer Jonathan Moseley will present a series of demonstrations and encourage visitors to get ‘hands on’ with flower arranging.

Jonathan will present an exclusive Bakewell Show-organised demonstration in Bakewell Town Hall on Monday, August 3, which will follow the theme “Grow, Cut, Arrange”. On show days he can be found in the horticultural marquee.

Bakewell Show will welcome back Britain’s premier medieval jousting team The Knights of the Damned.The team will perform a display of Columbia pictures’ hit film A Knight’s Tale. It’s something of a homecoming for the man behind the Knights, Justin Pearson, who used to take part in the mounted games at Bakewell Show.

To book tickets or for further information, contact www.bakewellshow.org.uk