Summer well and truly arrived at the weekend’s Broadlands Country Show, with the two-day event hosting another successful showcase of the best countryside features and sporting qualifiers our great outdoors has to offer.
Set within the spectacular grounds of the Broadlands estate in Hampshire, it wasn’t just the sun that arrived for visitors this weekend. From world-class field sports qualifiers to have-a-go opportunities, there was lots to see and do across the whole Bank Holiday.
In the Realtree Main Arena this year there was a host of family displays to watch. From equestrian action with stunt and trick riding team, Stampede, to Britain’s longest established and leading dog display team, the Essex Dog Display, there was lots for families to watch and get involved in. The Realtree Main Arena also provided everything you needed to know about gundogs, with Gamegoer and had fast-fuelled racing displays in the Simulated Coursing.
All new at the weekend, Broadlands hosted its first British Falconry & Raptor Fair. Having now found its permanent home here at the Broadlands Country Show, the action packed Falconry & Raptor Fair Arena was full of demonstrations and displays from all of the leading falconers from around the country.
Speaking of the Bank Holiday’s success, Operations Director, Jerome Roberts says: “The sun really did shine down on a fantastic weekend of country inspired features, sporting qualifiers and shopping opportunities, and we are thrilled so many of you were able to join us. With many of the qualifiers now underway in the Chudleys Gundog Championships and Terrier and Lurcher events, we look forward to seeing what the rest of the season brings. With the Highclere Country show also just around the corner, we’re sure visitors and our sporting competitors will join us once more in the stunning grounds of Highclere Castle over 27th and 28th May.”
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