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.”

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Article first posted by Scunthorpe Telegraph 11 June 2015.