Preparations for this year's event are well under way with a show full of activity. Competitions includes: eight rings of equestrian classes, show jumping, dressage, showing, gymkhana and combined training, so something for everyone. Last year over 300 horses entered the Show; we hope to see everyone back this year and hopefully some new ones too.
For the Dog Show in ring nine, we have planned; our showing ring with ten events and, back by popular demand, the dog agility. Whether you are supporting your own dog, or just fancy watching the entertainment be sure to come and have a look. A new class for this year is best six legs, so come on, show us your legs and stride around the ring with your dog!
Following the success of last year's flower and produce marquee, we have added more to our show. Flower, Vegetable, Photography, Arts and Crafts and Cookery - there really is something for everyone. There are lots of new classes for children including cookery, photography and growing flowers and vegetables.
The Foxham Horse Show Café has a range of sandwiches, snacks and delicious cakes to enjoy with hot or cold drinks, and the ever popular BBQ will be lit and cooking all day. The Beer Tent will also be open with beer, lager, wine and cider available.
We have a large variety of Trade Stands this year with crafts, tack, accessories for your dog, jewellery, plants, art and some of our local businesses on show. There will also be a marquee for table top trade stands so there really is something for everyone.
We have our raffle with tremendous prizes available, including four tickets to the Olympia Horse Show, a four ball at Bowood, jump wings, beauty treatments and many more great prizes.
All proceeds from the Show are distributed. The beneficiaries of this year's show include St John's Church, the Foxham Reading Room, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Dorothy House Hospice, RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution), The Dogs Trust, Greatwood (caring for retired race horses) and Julia's House a local children's hospice.
The Show would not be possible without the huge support of all of our volunteers, sponsors and helpers. If you are not currently involved in the Show we always need more help, so please let us know if you are able to assist. Take a look around our new website and you can follow us on Facebook. We very much look forward to a great day at the Show.
Michelle Hanson, Foxham Horse Show Organiser
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs J Philip. In aid of Foxham Church, Reading Room and local charities.
If you are interested in having a trade stand at the Show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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