HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY SPORTS DAY
Sunday 9th September 2018
The best that the countryside has to offer will be on show at Tichborne Park, near Alresford, at the annual Hampshire Country Sports Day, on Sunday 9 September. There will be a range of exhibitions and displays, as well as ‘have a go’ activities and competitions, with something to appeal to everyone.
Horse riding falconer and star of Game of Thrones, Jonathan Marshall, returns with a brand new show featuring his fairytale dancing Spanish and Lusitano horses, with falcons chasing a swung lure at over 100 mph while he performs highly schooled dressage moves to music.
Chris Green the Cornish Countryman, will give entertaining and amusing displays of country skills.
Gun dog trainer and Crufts winner, Sarah Miles, will be running a series of fun gun dog competitions (Pick Up, Scurry and Steeplechase) that anyone can enter, offering great prizes.
The Fly fishing area will be providing fly casting lessons throughout the day, from beginners to more advanced techniques. Experts Gilly Bate and Beaky Allesch-Taylor will demonstrate fly casting in the main arena.
|There will be terrier racing, and a terrier and lurcher show run by The Coursing Crew and offering a qualifier for the first time to The Midland Game Fair Championships. There’s also a Fun dog show for anyone to enter.
Main arena attractions include hound displays, the inter-hunt mounted relay and clay pigeon shooting. In addition there will more than 50 trade stands offering everything from equestrian and countryside clothing, handbags and jewellery, to country paintings and craft gifts, plus hunting, shooting and fishing equipment, and a large range of food and drink vendors.
Gates open at 9.30am and the main ring events start at 10 am, with the main programme running until 17.30. Entry costs £12 for adults, while under 14s go free. Visit www.hampshirecountrysportsday.co.uk