The Blindley Heath Heavy Horse & Country Show
Show dates for 2018: Sunday 6th & Monday 7th May 2018.
The Blindley Heath Heavy Horse and Country Show is one of the biggest Heavy and Working Horse shows in the South East, taking place at the East Bysshe Showground, RH7 6LF on the A22. This year’s show is shaping up to be the best yet, with a fully packed programme over 2 days.
Sunday sees the Magnificent Working Heavy Horses demonstrating their skills. See the sheer muscle power of these gentle giants as they harrow the land, using traditional techniques. Their agility will also be put to the test in exciting timed trials, where horses pulling harrows weave through hazards and obstacles to compete to be the fastest.
Monday is showing day, where the horses get dressed up in their finery. The day includes: In-hand, Driven and Ridden Classes. The Mare and Foal Class is always popular with visitors, giving them the chance to see the progression from foals to fully grown horses. The Young Handlers class gives handlers aged 13 to 18 a chance to show off their skills. The Trade and Agricultural turnout includes Brewery Drays, Wagons and Tip Carts. All Class winners will then compete for the Supreme Champion of the Show, followed by a final Grand Parade.
Our Radio Partner:
The South Eastern Shire Horse Association
The South Eastern Shire Horse Association was formed in 1983 by a group of likeminded people to further the knowledge, understanding and love of this fine breed of horse.
The Association encourages and supports competitive endeavour, responsible ownership and breeding, our members are often found at shows with their animals showing in hand, turnout and ridden.
You do not have to be a horse owner to join the association; enthusiasts are welcome for their input and support.
The South Eastern Shire Horse Association was formed in 1983 by Brian Searle and Graham Bournes.
SESHA greatly appreciates all the strong support in the past and for the future.
To improve the breed and promote the breeding of Shire Horses.
The winning design was an entry by Louanna Winter (Gerald & Angela’s eldest daughter) symbolizing exactly what the Association is all about; a stallion standing over the South East of England.
The Blindley Heath Heavy Horse & Country Show Sponsors
Main Ring Sponsor 2018 – JM Sealant Contracts Limited
A. & P. Hill Fruit Ltd.
P.L. Bower & Sons
The Bournes Family
Birds Family Funeral Directors
Mr. & Mrs. F. Carson
Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd
Miss M. Franklin
Kinghams of Croydon
Lambert and Foster
Langley and Teasdale
Mayes & Scrine
Mr. & Mrs. M. Nutley
Pets at Home
Mr. M. Richardson
Mr. S. Roper
Mr. B. Rowling
Mole Country Stores
Ms. K. Smith
Tozer Seeds Ltd
Weald Insurance Brokers Ltd
Goughs Pet Store