For the lovers of agricultural events; we have some good and some bad news. As you are all aware that The Thame and Oxfordshire County Show has been till date one of England’s largest agricultural event. Unfortunately, after losing money in the 2015 show, the management has decided to cancel the event for this year. The good news is that some of the members are all set to arrange an alternative event by the name of Thame Horse and Country Show. The new show will keep up with some traditions of the former but gets a new look to remain distinct.
The former show was run on charity and thus the creators of the program too were disappointed with the turnover of last year. Every measure was taken to control the cost over the last few years and keep the traditions alive but due to varying weather conditions – most visitors stayed away from the much-loved event.
The entry to the new show will be free whilst the program will feature various agricultural shows similar to its predecessor. The main event of the day will be the big horse show in which horses of different breeds and sizes will showcase their talents.
Another event to look out for will be the open dog show. Visitors will also be allowed to bring along their scruffs for a chance to qualify in the final of Crufts that is to be held in 2017.
A separate show will also take place for the cattle’s and sheep. There will also be a display of Rare Breeds and Alpacas along with other hounds. The Thame Show also gets a new display in the form of Shetland Pony Agility.
In the countryside arena, visitors can enjoy terrier racing, ferret racing as well as a display of birds and local hunts. Ben Hughes, the world champion whip cracker will also provide the user with an exhibit of his skills at the Thames Show.
Some trade stands are also expected. However, visitors will miss the domestic tents in this year’s show. The show’s secretary expects a great crowd to join them at the new show. The team has also managed to grab some sponsors and financiers for the event and making it affordable for the public by keeping the admission free.
Although, the show might not be as exquisite as the Thame and Oxfordshire County Show – the volunteers are optimistic that they can keep the tradition alive of more than 100 years with The Thame Horse and Country Show.
Join us on September 15, 2016, for the event! There will be great food, drinks and lots of fun events to enthrall you and your family. Let’s wish the team all the best and hope the new Thame Horse and Country Show gets the same support as the former.
Stay tuned for more updates about the upcoming event.