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Rutland’s best will be on display at county show

Rutland Show at Burley-on-the-Hill - Supreme champion beast, a Lincoln Red with Mick Whitwood and show president Graham Mills
Photo: MSMP020613-190js EMN-140603-144332001

Rutland Show at Burley-on-the-Hill - Supreme champion beast, a Lincoln Red with Mick Whitwood and show president Graham Mills Photo: MSMP020613-190js EMN-140603-144332001

Excitement is building for Rutland’s event of the summer.

The 182nd Rutland County Show is taking place at its new home at the recently opened showground near the Oakham bypass from 8.30am to 5.30pm on June 1.

The event promises to be a great day for the whole family, showcasing the best of what the county has to offer.

There will be more than 150 cattle, 200 sheep and 100 goats competing in various categories.

Trade stands, food vendors and children’s activities will feature as well as wildlife displays, including birds of prey, and an array of classic cars and tractors.

There will also be a demonstration from the RAVC Military dogs from Melton Mowbray, where visitors will get to see how the dogs are trained for a variety of roles including protection and search.

Equine fans will see Royal International qualifying show ponies and horses, alongside some of the nation’s best of British showjumping competitors testing their skill over an Olympic jump.

The new £1.6m showground was officially opened on April 24.

Show director Emma Dodds said: “The show is entering a new era and with that comes new ideas. We are giving the show an overhaul whilst still celebrating what’s great about Rutland, farming and craft.”

Tickets, which are £10 for adults, can be booked by visiting www.rutlandcountyshow.com. Tickets on the gate are £12.50.

 

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