The thousands that attended the Rye Show on Saturday 16 August were treated to a fantastic selection of displays throughout the day, including the hit from 2013, the Dog Grand National. This year’s Rye Show, at Lea Barn Farm, Rye Foreign, attracted an enormous crowd but there were no problems as the organisers had a plan of action which ensured quick parking on the ground an very little disruption to local traffic.
All the old favourites were there, the Horse Show, the Dog Show and the Classic Cars, as well as displays, bouncy castle, stalls and plenty of extra attractions for all the family. A Grand Raffle was drawn at the Show with many lucky winners. Prizes included an iPad Mini, Hamper of food & wine, £100 of garden Vouchers, Kindle signed Man United Football team, games and toys and lots of other super prizes. The Horse Show included Clear Round and Show jumping events, showing classes, Fancy Dress class, Gymkhana etc.
The Dog Show section included Pedigree and Novelty classes, Scruffiest Dog, Best ‘Odd Couple’ and the ever-popular Best Rescued or Re-Homed Dog. There were cups, prizes and rosettes a-plenty in both horse and dog events. Plenty more special interest displays by Jevington Terrier Racing Team, Heavy Horses,
Agility and Gun Dog, the Watermill Wolves animal acting team, Naturally Pets Allsorts display team and much more. There were good things to eat and drinks, hot food and drinks, real Italian coffee from Native Espresso, giant popcorn and candy floss and a Pimm’s Bar, something for all ages! Stalls to browse and sideshows to enjoy. The 1066 Falconry Birds of Prey attracted large crowds and everything from plants and gift-ware to a blacksmith with a working forge kept interest going all day. The Show raised a huge amount of money for the Rye Memorial Hospital. Well done to all concerned.
“Rye’s Own” September 2014
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