This annual event has now been running since 3rd August 1932 and is brought together by the Five Parishes Horticultural Society in conjunction with others running Horse Shows, Dog Shows etc. The show is based upon show marquees full of exhibitors home produce & crafts, an entertainment ring, various types of stalls, side shows, interactive activities and refreshments, including licensed bar, to suit all tastes. Previous years’ attractions have included:
- 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.
The show takes place on the Fingringhoe Ranges, Lodge Lane, Langenhoe, CO5 7LX by permission of the Commander Defence Training Estate East. You can follow the show on Facebook, they also have their very own website for the latest information go to www.5parishesshow.org.uk where you will also be able to raise any questions you might have.
Companion Dog Show
Whilst the classes might change from year to year, they are typically split into two main categories, pedigree (KC registration not required) and Novelty (e.g. best rescue, most handsome etc…) with rosettes available for the 1st 5 places in each class. The show is held under Kennel Club Rules and Show Regulations in aid of Dogs for the Disabled. You can contact the organizers by email on [email protected].
With three show rings the annual horse show offers a wide range of or ridden & in-hand classes accommodating most levels of owner/rider but mainly focussed on fun for first time show goers/novice horses and children giving a great introduction to showing. You can contact the organizer, Hazel MacLennan on 01206 735 847 or by email [email protected].
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