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Rutland County Show returns to Oakham tomorrow for 187th year

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country is returning this weekend.

The 187th Rutland County Show is taking place at the County Showground in Oakham on Sunday, June 2 and will combine a wealth of traditional attractions and rural education.

There will be cattle, sheep, goats, horses, ponies, poultry, show jumping and this year will feature the largest ever gathering of heavy horses.

Rutland County Show 2018.
Rutland County Show 2018.

Alongside this will be tractor pulling, vintage machinery, rural crafts and a farrier competition.

Main ring attractions for 2019 include Broke FMX freestyle motocross, Little Nippers dogs, British Scurry and Trials Driving, Ridgeside Falconry while in the Vintage Field you can watch the Hogg Show, an educational entertainment show all about pigs.

The Rutland Ring features Pedal Power versus Parkour – which pits the skills of a trials rider against the fitness of a gymnast to perform all the latest tricks pushing the limits of what’s physically possible.

Returning this year are the Wye Valley Axemen and the ever-popular Sheep Show.

Live music in the bar will come from Funked Up, Rutland Big Band, Manky Beds, Rutland Concert Band, plus the EAGA Gospel Choir.

Helicopter rides over the show and around Rutland Water are also on offer alongside the chance to bring your dog along to try out dog agility with Empingham Dogs Training Club.

Highways England will also be there with an exciting display of road building equipment and demonstrations taking place on a new purpose-built length of roadway.

There is also going to be a environment stand and also exhibitions about road safety.

On display will be pupil’s posters from Brooke Hill Academy and English Martyr’s in Oakham.

They were tasked with designing posters reflecting the work of Highways England and a winner will be announced at the show.

Rutland County Show also features over 250 unique trade stands selling everything from homemade crafts through to furniture, clothing and pet care, alongside locally produced food and drink.

The show is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm and free parking is on offer.

There is also a free shuttle bus from Uppingham and Oakham.

Advanced tickets cost £10 from www.rutlandshowground.com and are £12.50 on the gate. Children under the age of 18 are free.

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