SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show
Show dates for 2020: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2020.
(note – NOT Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday!)
The SESHA 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 SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show Sponsors
Main Ring Sponsor 2019 – JM Sealant Contracts Limited
A. & P. HILL FRUIT LTD.
Mr. P. Bower & L. Henderson
Mr. & Mrs. F. Carson
Countryside Restoration Trust
Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors
JM Sealant Contracts Ltd.
Kinghams of Croydon
Mr. W. Langley & Miss M.
Mayes & Scrine Equine Vets
Old Macdonalds Farm
Mr. M. Richardson
Mr. B. Rowling
Mr. G. Sparrow
Weald Insurance Brokers Ltd
Whitehorse Farm Carriages