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Females Win all Round at Market Bosworth Country Show

The crowds attending Market Bosworth Country Show this year were rewarded with lots to do and see and a fine warm day (well nearly all day). There were animals and birds to handle and to see from piglets to birds of prey. Many chose to dress in a beekeeper’s suit and closely observe honey bees at work. Children could practice handling a coracle or learn how to be safe in a smoke filled building.


Mr T. J. Yates celebrated a return to Market Bosworth for the first time in 15 years by winning the heavy horse championship with his brood mare Sheepwash Derbyshire Eventide. Reserve champion was R. G. Rawlins 2 year old filly Bromford Lucky Surprise. Mares took the main prizes as Mr C. W. Dawson’s Eastcote Tulip won the Shire Horse Society silver spoon and Silverhill Lady Penelope was awarded the best turned out for JE & AG Goodwin.

DSC_0382Mrs Webster judges Mr Yates's Champion Sheepwash Derbyshire Eventide

The largest display of heavy horses for many years was much appreciated by the crowd who also lined the main ring to see the Side Saddle Association’s Area 5 demonstration as Ginny Oakley-Pope’s team highlighted the range of horses which can be ridden in a side saddle and explained the dress and saddlery involved.


The side saddle champion was an Irish Draught mare, Rebecca Mawer’s Park Potion and reserve was the ex-racehorse Lord Manhattan owned and ridden by Elizabeth Rogers.


The Hereford cattle classes were topped by the female breed champion Newtoncroft Farms Newtoncroft 1 Truelove 231. The reserve and male champion belonging to Ryan Coates was RTC 1 Lombardi


Main ring entertainment included the Ibstock Scout Band and Sky Symphony Kite and Entertainment team, as well as a parade of 50 vintage tractors, many with implements, led by the Fowler traction engine, and a display of various World War 2 vehicles.


New exhibitors and old hands were winners in the Flower Show marquee. Isabel Morris gained the most points in the children’s classes and a plaque for the best first time exhibitor.  Best in show was awarded to another first timer, the winner of the Simples flower arrangement, Lynn Wright. Christine Godfrey repeated last year’s success in the floral art section while Linda Ashley won the Harvest class. Mr & Mrs North achieved the most points in the plant and vegetables classes while Christine Ives displayed the best pelargonium. Jennifer Carter was the most successful competitor in the home baking/preserves/crafts.


Funds raised by the Show will be donated to Rainbows Hospice for children and young people.


Full results will be available via the Market Bosworth Country Show website

DSC_0423Happy with a rosette R.G. Rawlins Lady DianaDSC_0518Mrs Webster checks Pikehall Pippa's feathers Having a go with Kevin Grimley's Coracle



For more information please contact Jacquie Aucott 01530 267385

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