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Messingham Show 5 June 2016

MHFS 07.06.15 (176)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. MHFS 07.06.15 (157)

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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Record crowd to 110th Messingham Show

A record attendance of more than 7,000 people made sure the 110th Messingham Show was a big success.
Affiliated British show jumping and unaffiliated amateur jumping classes shared the showground with classic cars, falconry displays, fairground rides and family entertainment.
Messingham Horse and Foal Show Society Secretary, Stephen Couman said: “An excellent day. The sun shone and the public came out in their greatest numbers.”We had the best attendance since we have kept records and the competitors in terms of all of the horse classes were happy as well.”Although it is a horse and foal show, we try to plan it so it is more than that.”It is important we try and cater for families so when they pay their money to get in, we provide as much as we can for them.”Our main aim is to provide value for money  and a good day for our paying visitors and to make sure the competitors and officials attending the show have a good time as well.”Mr Coulman said away from the equestrian classes, highlights included displays by the English School of Falconry team.


He said: “They were very good because they involved some members of the audience and they were interactive with the younger audience members.

“We had a record number of classic cars and they did a parade in the show ring.

“We also had the VW camper-owners’ club.IMAG0708

“It flew by and it was a great day.”

Mr Coulman said attentions would now turn to organising next year’s event.

He said: “Next year’s show will be on June 5.

“We are yet to decide what we are going to do, but there are always improvements we can make.

“We are looking to next year to improve the show further.”

If you want to get involved or be part of Messingham Show – please get in touch.

Article first posted by Scunthorpe Telegraph 11 June 2015.

Show Sponsors 2015


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.


RBM Agriculture.

Classy ‘old’ vehicles on display

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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!

Would you like like to volunteer for the Show?



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 /

Judge update 1 June

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.

Falconry display 7 June

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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.

Messingham Show schedule available


Download a complete Messingham Horse and Foal Show Society 110th Horse Show schedule and please book your entry early.  Here’s a quick summary.

Ring A

  • 9.00am Hunter Classes
  • 10.30am Heavy Horse Classes
  • 1.00pm Display
  • 1.15pm Mounted Fancy Dress
  • 1.45pm Private Driving Classes

Ring B

  • 9.30am Mountain & Moorland Pony Classes
  • 11.30am Skewbald & Piebald Classes
  • 1.00pm Riding Horse & Cob Classes
  • Working Hunter Classes
  • 3.30pm Gymkhana Games

Ring C

  • 9.00am Affiliated Show Jumping

Ring D

  • 9.00am Unaffiliated Show Jumping


Welcome to the fresh and new Messingham Show site

We have made some improvements and created a new identity.

You can now book online for:

The complete show schedule can be downloaded from our schedule page.

We plan to have more social interaction using Facebook and Twitter as we get closer to the Show on Sunday 7 June.

If you have any ideas or questions about the Show, please get in touch with us.



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