You can check out the Messingham Show’s schedule to find which categories suit you best.
Please get your entries in to us by 27 May to ensure a place.
You can download Messingham Show Schedule 2016. Here’s a summary of the classes to be held on 5 June 2016.
- Hunter Classes
- Concours D’Elegance (new class)
- Heavy Horse Classes including display
- Mounted Fancy Dress (open)
- Private Driving Classes
- Mountain & Moorland Pony Classes
- Riding Horse & Cob Classes
- Working Hunter Classes
- Skewbald & Piebald Classes
- Ridden Pony Classes (new class)
- Gymkhana Games
- Affiliated Show Jumping
- Unaffiliated Show Jumping
This year we’re affiliated to Equifest for a number of classes.
Details are available in the full schedule.
The Lamb National sheep racing makes an inaugural debut at the Messingham Show on Sunday 5 June.
An event for all the family sees Herdwick sheep racing in their individual colours and jumping over fences. The race is the brainchild of Bob Hogg and Tom Hogg renowned for their high class sheep dog displays all over the UK.
The amusing commentary covers the initial parade where the runners and riders with names such as ‘Red Ram’ and ‘No Ewe Turns’ will compete around the course and jump the fences. The event featured on the BBC’s Countryfile a few years ago (Youtube clip).
Last year’s fantastic show attracted a record attendance, helped by fine weather and great attractions.
Next month we’ll be publishing the show schedule and further details about events and charges.
As a taster we can confirm we’re introducing a brand new class ‘CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE’ mare or gelding four years old or over, riders of any age, open to all heights.
Barnetby Silver Band and Ancholme River Jazz Band have confirmed their attendance. We’ll be revealing sponsorship of a brand new grandstand in the affiliated show jumping ring.
Trade and craft stand applications are already coming in, so need to book early to avoid disappointment. The same for classic car enthusiasts too. You can book via this website.
We are always looking to make improvements and listening to feedback, so there will be more toilets this year. And we’re planning to look at limited ringside car parking until 10am, first come, first parked – £2 per car. We continue to have ample free parking next to the Showground. Blue badge holders can still be parked around the ringside.
Finally, if you can spare a couple of hours on 5 June we are always on the look out for volunteers to help with assisting steward the show.
If you can volunteer or have any questions please let us know. This year promises to be another exciting and fantastic day out.
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Just a quick thank you for some of this year’s Show sponsors. Thanks for your continued support.
Many thanks to:
R&E Aggregates sponsoring the classic cars
DDM Agriculture Hornsby
Ashby Road Veterinary Surgery
Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd
Messingham Sands Fishery
Jack Tighe Ltd
Julian Thompson Design
Messingham Parish Council for hire of the Show ground
W.A. Betts Jewellers
R&R Visual Service
J. Naylor (Funeral Directors) Ltd.
We have again over 75 vehicles exhibiting on Sunday 7 June. From MG’s or VW’s, to old trucks, bikes and military.
Please take your time to have a chat with the very proud owners from local and national car clubs. Or even take a photo and share with your friends!
This years Messingham Horse & Foal Show is coming together nicely according to new Show Secretary Stephen Coulman.
“I’m in my first year as Show Secretary (following on from the indomitable John England’s forty year stint!) and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I don’t drop a clanger. However, I’m certain the guidance from John and my fellow volunteer Show Committee Members will get me through.
“I joined the Show Committee six years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed myself even though I have never ridden a horse and have no particular desire to do so. I’ve helped mark out the show ground, collect rent from the trade stands, taken money on the gate, moved toilets, re-built horse jumps, directed traffic, picked up litter and occupied the beer tent at the end of the day. I can honestly say I’ve met some great people from the village, and wider afield.
“The Show Committee is made up entirely of unpaid of volunteers who take a pride in keeping our village show and traditions alive. We are always looking for new Committee Members who can bring their particular expertise and skill set from their lives, and contribute to the development and future success of the show.
“If you’ve approx 30 hours, plus the show weekend / show day, to spare a year why not contact me and join us? Alternatively why not help out at the show itself, as we’re often short of help on the day. A couple of hours will make a real difference spelling someone for their lunch.”
Committee Members & Show Day Volunteers
Messingham Horse & Foal Show Sunday 7 June
Contact Stephen Coulman
07749 839 828 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Today 1 June we can confirm we have found a new judge for the Mountain & Moorland Pony category. It’s Mr Robin Avery from Preston, Lancashire.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we announce that the judge for classes B10, B11 (Riding Horse & Cob Classes) and B12 and B13 (Working Hunter Classes) is Mr Nigel Wakefield Esq., Grantham, Lincolnshire.
You can view the full schedule and classes here.
The English School of Falconry Display team will be the spectacular attraction at this year’s Show on 7 June. Falconry displays offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
This year we’ll see two twenty minute flying displays, with each one being different. You can see the amazing team in action with free flying American Bald Eagles, African Fish Eagle, Falcons, Hawks and Owls. These are accompanied by a running commentary, providing facts about the birds, keeping it light hearted, entertaining and fun.
Public participation is encouraged in their displays and children who help in the arena will receive a small gift to remind them of their day.
The team will be on hand with a large static display of a variety of birds including different species of Owls, Hawks, Eagles and Falcons. The falconers will also be available for visitors to talk to, ask questions and for photo opportunities.
Download a complete Messingham Horse and Foal Show Society 110th Horse Show schedule and please book your entry early. Here’s a quick summary.
- 9.00am Hunter Classes
- 10.30am Heavy Horse Classes
- 1.00pm Display
- 1.15pm Mounted Fancy Dress
- 1.45pm Private Driving Classes
- 9.30am Mountain & Moorland Pony Classes
- 11.30am Skewbald & Piebald Classes
- 1.00pm Riding Horse & Cob Classes
- Working Hunter Classes
- 3.30pm Gymkhana Games
- 9.00am Affiliated Show Jumping
- 9.00am Unaffiliated Show Jumping