Date: 5 June 2016 - 5 June 2016
Location: The Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Barleythorpe, Oakham, Rutland
Tel: 01572 757110
Despite the inclement weather the 183rd Rutland County Show was seen as a great success by the societies show committee and trustees.
The new areas; Local larder, The Farrier Competition, The Education Zone, The Demo Kitchen and the Rutland Ring were very well received and have given us a platform to develop for next year.
The gate numbers were down - around ¼ from 2014 - but the stalwarts of the show were there and enjoying the atmosphere – if not the drizzle! However exhibitor numbers were up from 2014 in all areas; cattle, sheep, goats, show jumping, showing ponies and horses. I like to think they appreciate coming to a show that still feels like a traditional county show.
My favourite moment was seeing the Cottesmore hounds leave the parking area and run across the showground to the main ring – the sight of the hounds amongst all the tractors and visitors was wonderful.
Thanks must go to all our sponsors; in particular Frontier Agriculture who sponsored the stunning Members marquee which looked out on to both rings this year. Hambleton Farms are also great supporter of the show – in particular the cattle classes. Burley Fires a long term sponsor – without these and many more we would not be able to hold such a prestigious show.
Thanks must also go out to all the volunteers; the committee members, stewards and trustees of the society – the show would certainly not go on without them!
Planning for the 2016 show begins in September, the date is set at Sunday 5th June 2016. We value any feedback you may have so please contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for supporting the show and the Rutland Agricultural Society – see you next year!