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The 85th Five Parishes Show

The 85th Five Parishes Show

The 84th Five Parishes Show is set for Sunday 6th August from 11am to 5pm.  Taking place at the Fingringhoe Ranges (CO5 7LX), as usual, admission charges are:

  • Adults – £6,
  • Concessions – £5,
  • Children (5 – 16) – £3.

The Show now has it’s own website where you can get full details, but, some highlights over and above the usual fare include:  Continue reading

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Companion Dog Show 2015

Companion Dog Show 2015

Details for the Five Parishes Companion Dog Show 2015, which is held under Kennel Club Rules and Show Regulations in aid of Dogs for the Disabled are now availble to download in full (link below).  Summary details are:

  1. Entries open at 11am on Sunday 2nd August,
  2. Judging starts at 1pm,
  3. 4 pedigree classes (Kennel Club registration not required),
  4. 8 ‘novelty’ classes,
  5. Rosettes for 1st – 5th in each class.

Download the full details by clicking this link.

The Organisers are also keen for all to be aware of the following:

DOGS IN CARS ON HOT DAYS

Your dog is vulnerable and at risk during hot weather and the Kennel Club offers the following guidance for travelling to and whilst at Kennel Club licensed events.

  • When travelling to a show please take a moment to consider whether the route to the show is on a busy holiday route and leave earlier to avoid increased time in traffic jams.
  • If your vehicle is not air-conditioned seriously consider whether travelling to the show is a good idea at all.
  • The vehicle should be as fully ventilated as possible and plenty of stops should be taken with lots of water available to drink.
  • Ensure your dog is not sitting in full sunlight.  There should be plenty of free flowing air around the dog.
  • When at the show never leave your dog in the vehicle.
  • Keep the dog in the shade.  Take your own shade – for example a large umbrella – and always have plenty of water available to drink so your dog stays well hydrated.
  • Avoid your dog taking part in unnecessary exertion or standing in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.

Remember if you feel hot your dog is likely to feel much hotter and dehydrated and this could lead to dire results.  Please look after your dog’s welfare.

WARNING:  if your dog is found to be at risk, forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused.

Anyone whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met and should not put a dog’s health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise.  Breach of Kennel Club Regulations in this respect may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Regulations.

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CBC Summer News 2015

summer-2015-activitiesWhat’s On Summer 2015

Colchester Borough Council report on a number of activities throughout the upcoming Summer holidays ranging from comedy, activity workshops, events at country parks, doggy activities and more.  They advise you check their websites (links below) to find out more:

Activities at Leisure World Colchester include animation workshops, swimming, arts, crafts, dance, tennis and much more!  There’s also water fun for all the family – fly down flumes, travel along a crazy river of waves, plunge down drops in the crazy outside rapids, dodge the water cannons and more in the leisure pool!  As they say:

We’ll take care of the kids!
 

Colchester Museums have lots of fantastic events the summer, including Go Live! Week, mediaeval medicine, Roman Food, Archery and much more.  Don’t forget you can visit one of our three museums where history comes alive through displays, technology and hands on activities.  Their site has a handy calendar so you can see what is on any day of the holidays.

Colchester’s Country Parks offer a host of activities and events for you and your family to enjoy at from learning about foraging and making your own den or dream-catcher to wildlife and health walks. Why not make the most of warmer weather by coming along to one of our wonderful parks to enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer!

jimmy-carrJimmy Carr – Funny Business at Charter Hall

On Friday 31 July Charter Hall, Colchester’s premier events venue, is excited to welcome back Jimmy Carr with his live show ‘Funny Business’. Tickets are £25, book now at www.charter-hall.co.uk. Street Life! presented by School of Street (SOS) are performing on Sunday 5 July and tickets are now on sale for Robot Wars: The 2015 Live Show on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September.

Bark in the Park

Come and have fun with your pet pooch on Sunday 9 August, from 10am in Colchester’s Castle Park. K9 Aqua Sports UK, three show rings, dog agility and doggie trade stands. £5 adults, kids and dogs FREE. Enter your dog into one of our shows, for FREE, Best Young Handler, Smiliest Dog, Handsomest Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Calmest Tail and Best Trick. Book your dog into a show & book tickets.

past-inhabitantsLooking for something a little different?

Colchester’s Visitor Information Centre has a fantastic range of guided tours so you can find out more about Colchester’s fascinating history. Listen to the lives and times of characters from Colchester’s past as they take you through the dread, drama and dismay of Colchester’s important history. Theme tours are great fun for all age groups!  Visit their website for themes, dates and booking information.

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The 83rd 5 Parishes Show 2015

83rd-5parishesThe 83rd 5 Parishes Show 2015

As ever, the 5 Parishes Organizing Committee is hard at work and continue to provide updated details of this years event for posting here, please do check back periodically.  In the meantime, anybody wishing to contact the committee should contact Sally Abbott on 07526 220384 or 01206 735931.  You can also follow the show on Facebook – www.facebook.com/5ParishesSummerShow.  Download flyer here.

Sponsored by Collier & Catchpole

Sunday, 2rd August 11.00 a.m -5.00 p.m
THE FINGRINGHOE RANGES
(By kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)
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Main Attractions

  • Colchester Birds of Prey
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Suffolk School of Samba
  • The Essex Gun Dog Obedience School
  • Bows ‘n Belles Morris Dancers
  • Medieval Combat Society (Knights)
  • Colne Endeavour Music Club
  • Scotty’s Circus Workshop
  • Colchester Model Aircraft Club
  • East Anglian Kite Flyers
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday 1st August)
  • 5 Parishes Horticultural Society

Horticultural Show

Download main show schedules here.

Horse Show

Horse show schedules soon to be available from:

Dog Show

Dog show schedules available here.

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ENTRANCE £5.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 CHILDREN (5 – 16) £1.00

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The 82nd 5 Parishes Show 2014

Sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water
Sunday, 3rd August 11.00 a.m -5.00 p.m
THE FINGRINGHOE RANGES
(By kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)

5 Parishes Horticultural SocietyAttractions include:

  • K9 Quackers, Sheepdog show
  • Colchester Birds of Prey
  • East Anglian Kite Flyers
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Suffolk Punch Trust
  • Annies Fantasies Clog Dancing
  • Colchester Model Aircraft Club
  • Horse Show
  • Exemption Dog Show
  • Colne Endeavour Music Club
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 2nd August)
  • Craft Marquee
  • Licensed Bar
  • Food Stalls

5-parishes-mapMain show schedules soon to be available from:<

Horse show schedules soon to be available from:

Dog show schedules soon to be available from:

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ENTRANCE £5.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 CHILDREN (5 – 16) £1.0

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The Five Parishes Dog Show

5-parishes-dog-show-2013The full schedule for the Five Parishes Horse Show is now available to download from the 81st 5 Parishes Show Page.  The show has a range of pedigree and novelty classes and all proceeds will be going to “Dogs for the Disabled“.

Entries will be taken from 11:00 with judging (Francesca Mills (MIINROC)) commencing from 13:00, entry fees are £2 for the first class entered and £1 for each subsequent class.  Rosettes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place in all classes with Special Rosettes for Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy, Best Veteran and Best Rescue or Re-homed.

Pedigree Classes (Dogs do not need to be KC registered)

  • Class 1 – A.V. Puppy (6-12 months)
  • Class 2 – A.V. Sporting
  • Class 3 – A.V Non-sporting
  • Class 4 – A.V. Open

Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show & Best Puppy will now be judged.

Novelty Classes

  • Class 5 – Best Veteran (7 years and over)
  • Class 6 – Dog with most appealing eyes
  • Class 7 – Best Condition
  • Class 8 – Best Rescue or Re-homed
  • Class 9 – Most Handsome Dog
  • Class 10 – Prettiest Bitch
  • Class 11 – Dog the judge would most like to take home
  • Class 12 – Friendliest Dog or Bitch
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The 81st 5 Parishes Show 2013

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Sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water
Sunday, 4th August 11.00 a.m -5.00 p.m
THE FINGRINGHOE RANGES
(By kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)
Attractions include:
  • 5 Parishes Horticultural SocietyTom & Tilly Turnip’s Wacky World of Tomfoolery
  • Medieval Combat Society
  • Frank Walker’s Gundog Display
  • Colchester Birds of Prey
  • Suffolk Kite Flyers
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Suffolk Punch Trust
  • Annies Fantasies Clog Dancing
  • Colchester Model Aircraft Club
  • Horse Show
  • Exemption Dog Show
  • Colne Endeavour Music Club
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 3rd August)
  • Craft Marquee
  • Licensed Bar
  • Food Stalls

 

5-parishes-mapMain show schedules from:
Horse show schedules from:

Dog show schedules:

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ENTRANCE £5.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 CHILDREN (5 – 16) £1.0

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The 80th 5 Parishes Show 2012

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Sunday, 5th August 11.00 a.m -5.00 p.m
THE FINGRINGHOE RANGES
(By kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)
Attractions include:
  • 5 Parishes Horticultural SocietyColchester Birds of Prey
  • Suffolk Kite Flyers
  • Colchester Model Aircraft Club
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Colchester History Alive
  • East Anglian Fighting Vehicles
  • Annies Fantasies
  • Horse Show
  • Exemption Dog Show
  • Go Karts
  • Mega Slide
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 4th August)
  • Licensed Bar
  • Food Stalls
  • Over 60 Stalls and Side Shows

 

5-parishes-mapMain show schedules available
from and enquiries to:
  • Sally Abbott –Tel : 01206 735931
Horse show schedules from:

Dog show schedules:

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ENTRANCE £5.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 CHILDREN £1.00

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The 79th 5 Parishes Show 2011

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Sponsored by es-water
Sunday, 7th August 11.00 a.m -5.00 p.m
THE FINGRINGHOE RANGES
(By kind permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East)
Attractions include:
  • 5-parishes-iconsMedieval Combat Display team
  • Tall Guy (Country & Western)
  • Colchester Birds of Prey
  • Suffolk Kite Flyers
  • Colchester Model Flying Club
  • Tendring Dog Agility Display Team
  • Annie’s Fantasies
  • Suffolk Punches
  • Carriage Display
  • East Anglian Fighting Vehicles
  • Colchester History Alive
  • Horse Show
  • Exemption Dog Show
  • Go Karts
  • Mega Slide
  • Archery
  • Licensed Bar
  • Lazer Shooting
  • Horticultural Marquee (Entries on Saturday, 6th August)
  • Food Stalls
  • Over 60 Stalls and Side Shows

 

5-parishes-mapMain show schedules available as PDF download (print 2-sided on A4 to make A5 booklet) or from:
  • Sally Abbott –Tel : 01206 735931
Horse show schedules from: 
  • Linda May –Tel: 01206 735552

Dog show contact

  • Jinny Gale – 01206 735846

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ENTRANCE £5.00 CONCESSIONS £4.00 CHILDREN £1.00

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Picture report from Five Parishes

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Pictorial report from the 2010 Five Parishes Show

 

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{besps_c}0|5parishes001.jpg|Suffolk Punches walking to arena| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes002.jpg|Suffolk Punch walking to arena| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes003.jpg|Suffolk Punch family, foal’s first outing| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes004.jpg|Suffolk Punches ready to walk on| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes005.jpg|Sealed Knot in training| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes006.jpg|Muskets & Pikes at ready| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes007.jpg|”That modern uniform will never catch on”| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes008.jpg|Young riders ready to compete| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes009.jpg|Best-in-class round of in-hand| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes010.jpg|My (webmaster’s) favourite in-hand| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes011.jpg|In-hand class| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes012.jpg|Where did that other carriage go?| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes013.jpg|Behind you! Careful on the corners please.| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes014.jpg|Are we catching up?| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes015.jpg|Getting bored now, can’t we zig-zag at least.| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes016.jpg|Who’s behind me?| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes017.jpg|When you are quite ready can we make a start?| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes018.jpg|… up and over the bridge…| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes019.jpg|… A-frame …| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes020.jpg|… and weave – keep focus on the finish!| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes021.jpg|If that dog (webmaster’s) gets any closer I’ll eat him!| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes022.jpg|Who are you looking at?| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes023.jpg|Hawks, falcons & owls galore.| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes024.jpg|Spitfire| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes025.jpg|Spitfire again – OK I like them (webmaster)| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes026.jpg|Spitfire landing – oops, no undercarriage| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes027.jpg|Spitfire getting a taxi back to the line-up| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes028.jpg|Spitfire again| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes029.jpg|Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes030.jpg|Aero L-39C Albatros in VX-9 squadron livery| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes031.jpg|The holding/display area| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes032.jpg|USAF P38 Lightning| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes033.jpg|Finalists puppy class| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes034.jpg|Sporting Dog class| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes035.jpg|… and there were greyhounds; lots of them!| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes036.jpg|A good turn-out of fruit & veg as well| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes037.jpg|And there were kites, some with passengers| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes038.jpg|In full flight down the field| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes039.jpg|Kites in traditional and more eccentric designs| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes040.jpg|Kites of all colours against the grey clouds| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes041.jpg|Clogs at the ready with Annies Fantasies| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes042.jpg|Circle your partner carefully, sticks aloft| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes043.jpg|Left foot forward| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes044.jpg|… and keep smiling.| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes045.jpg|But the real stars were the Suffolk Punches| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes046.jpg|Suffolk Punch pushing the log around the arena| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes047.jpg|Suffolk Punch, mother & foal| {/besps_c}

{besps_c}0|5parishes048.jpg|And so it’s goodbye for another year.| {/besps_c}

 

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