When and Where
The next show is on Sunday 6th August, 2017 on
the land adjacent to Barleylands, in
Essex. Visit our
How to get there page for maps and more information
on travel and entry prices.
are three arenas at the show - Main, Driving and Ridden - and
around the arenas you will find a large selection of trade and
craft stands with lots of places to eat and drink. See the horses,
handlers and riders get dressed up in their finery. There are also
lots of trade and craft stands as well as classic cars on display.
Main arena highlights
The Mare and Foal Class is always popular. The Young Handlers
class gives handlers aged 13 to 18 a chance to show off their
skills. The turnout classes include Brewery Dray, Wagons and Tip
Take a trip back in time to see the
magnificent coaches and teams decked out in period costume at the
Coaching Marathon. See them at 11am in the main arena, they then
leave the showground for a drive around the local area and return
to the main arena at 12.30 for final judging.
Don’t miss the parade of hounds from a local
hunt and the vintage vehicles followed by a parade of all the
heavy horse class winners.
Driving arena highlights
Private driving focuses on traditional turnout with judging
requirements varying according to class.
The classes available
include exercise vehicle, pleasure driving, open private driving,
light-trade turnout. The light trade turnout class comprises a
combination suitable for a tradesman who delivers light goods;
appropriate traditional turnout is of vital importance in this
class. The Hackney pony and horse is an elegant high stepping
carriage horse. Hackneys possess good stamina, and are capable of
trotting at high speed for extended periods of time.
Whilst the driving judges have some lunch
there will be a ridden Concours d'elegance to be judged on the
overall picture of elegance presented by horse/pony and rider
including appearance. The winner is the horse or pony the judge
would most like a painting of over their fireplace.
Ridden arena highlights
There are lots of ridden showing and in hand showing classes.
There is something for everyone to compete in from veteran, Side
saddle, Hunters, children’s ponies to Mountain and Moorland
classes. It means you’re competing against the same breed, similar
animals or riders at the same level.
How to enter
There are In-hand, Driven and Ridden Classes, and you can enter
these classes online via the
Schedule page. Applications close on
How to book a trade stand
click here to download, print and fill in our application form for a Trade Stand.
Applications close on 15th July.
How to enter
your classic car
click here to download,
print and fill in our application form for your classic vehicle,
before 15th July.