This year’s Leicestershire County Show was the biggest and most spectacular yet! This is the second consecutive year that Market Harborough has accommodated our county show at the Airfield Business Park just outside the town centre.

Around 13,000 people passed through the gates of the event that celebrates all aspects of rural life; a healthy increase on the 12,000 that attended in 2016.

 

The highlights of the 2017 County Show

Visitors were treated to a wide variety of activities on the day, including a motorcycle stunt display, a dog show and a classic car and tractor rally. These were held amongst the range of trade shows, craft stands and rural competitions. The opening day concluded with a luxurious banquet dinner and live music in the members’ marquee at the showground. Highlights included:

  • Broke FMX – a thrilling display of freestyle motocross stunts, with athletes jumping 35 feet in the air carrying out acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet.

 

  • Rockwood Dog Display Team – these clever canines are all family pets and live within the home. Many of the dogs have been rescued from bad homes and come in all shapes and sizes performing fun tricks for the crowd. This event was a big hit with animal lovers.

 

  • Tractor pulling competition – a firm favourite on the rural scene – and more exciting than it may sound. When more than one tractor completes the course, more weight is added to the sled. Competitors who moved further than 300 feet competed in a pull-off; the winner was the one who pulled the sled the furthest.

 

Response from the public to the Leicestershire County Show

Facebook is a great communication platform for our visitors with almost 3,000 followers. We were delighted to receive useful feedback from this year’s event and great suggestions for the 2018 Leicestershire County Show. We love to hear back from the people who came, because after all, the weekend is all for you.

“It was a fantastic show with so much to see and do. The horse and lady stole the show for me. Pure elegance. Well done to all who helped organise.”  Michelle

The heavy horses were beautiful and well represented; the commentator was obviously very knowledgeable and demonstrated true passion for these wonderful horses. The stagecoach and horses were great to see and a rare exhibit, usually only seen at bigger shows such as Royal Windsor….. Motorbikes also brilliant!”  Kerry

Brilliant show. We’ll be back. We loved the bike stunts and classic vehicles especially, plus very good quality craft stalls. Thanks!”  Melanie

“It was a great show. Really impressed with the variety of entertainment in the main ring.”  Sarah

“Great show, better than the Countryfile show. Roll on next year.” Graham

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd place results for the 2017 Leicestershire County Show

To view all results, CLICK HERE to open the Results PDF…

Rihs Open Working Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Katy Green I’m a Diamond Katy Green
2nd Caroline Smith Cundlegreen Birthday Girl Vanessa Francis
3rd Sue Walker Classy Rebel Sue Walker

 Amateur Exhibitor Working Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Holly Harling Silktown Emerald  
2nd Camilla Southerington Eliza Camilla Southerington
3rd Sue Walker Mr Riordan Sue Walker

Rihs Lightweight Ridden Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Adam Taylor First Rate Mrs Paulette Cooper
3rd Victoria Rhodes Fredie Girl Victoria Rhodes

Rihs Middleweight Ridden Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
Result Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jo Strange Jakreecha Jo Strange

Rihs Heavyweight Ridden Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Sue Walker The Parishoner Sue Walker

Rihs Ladies Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jo Strange Jakreecha Jo Strange

Championship For Classes 1-6 – Ring 1

Champion 298 The Parishoner Sue Walker
Reserve 195 I’m A Diamond Katy Green

Working Show Horse – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jill Wornall Celtae Cross Miss R. Bailey
2nd Susan Holroyd Chicory Chat Susan Holroyd
3rd Di Hart Geoff Di Hart

Novice Working Hunter Horse – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Bruce Langley-Mckim Carrigfada Grey Mist Bruce Langley-Mckim
2nd Anna Hickling Kaspier Lad Anna Hickling
3rd Georgina Ellis Tomtom Joanna Andrews

Open Working Hunter Horse – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Camilla Southerington Eliza Camilla Southerington
2nd Mrs Rosemary Morris Cookstown Mrs Rosemary Morris
3rd Bruce Langley-Mckim Carrigfada Grey Mist Bruce Langley-Mckim

Ring 1 – Championship For Classes 7-9

Champion 149 Celtae Cross Miss R. Bailey
Reserve 284 Eliza Camilla Southerington

Novice Ridden Hunter – Ring 1

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Sabrina Mcclumpha Ebonys Boy Sabrina Mcclumpha
2nd Jorja Deacon First Cape Jorja Deacon
3rd Livvy Gann Joys Pride Livvy Gann

Open Ridden Hunter – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Mrs Rosemary Morris Cookstown Mrs Rosemary Morris
2nd Victoria Rhodes Fredie Girl Victoria Rhodes

Novice Ridden Cob – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Tracey Harris Prime Tyme Tracey Harris
2nd Lesley King Ballyskeagh Blue Lesley King
3rd Mrs Ann Lee Magellen Mrs Ann Lee

Open Ridden Cob – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jill Wornall Colour Coded Jill Wornall
2nd Dougie Kent Coleridge Dougie Kent
3rd Lesley King Ballyskeagh Blue Lesley King

Novice Riding Horse – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Rachael Holmes Pipers Royal Sonata Holmes Family
2nd Sybil Atkinson Jambalaya Mrs C S Atkinson
3rd Victoria Hopkins Welham Black Magic Pamela Watt

Open Riding Horse – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Rachael Holmes Pipers Royal Sonata Holmes Family
2nd Sarah Gibbons Mafeking Sarah Gibbons
3rd Sarah Lindsey Tout A L’heure Sarah Lindsey

Ring 2 – Championship For Classes 10-16

Champion 152 Colour Coded Jill Wornall
Reserve 166 Prime Tyme Tracey Harris

In Hand Pure/Part Bred Cleveland Bay – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Lesley King Harrington Mahogany Lesley King
2nd Jane Harper Saintelucie Celine Isolina Rowena Scrimshaw
3rd Bruce Langley-Mckim Thomsonbrook Secret Love Bruce Langley-Mckim

In Hand Pure/Part Bred Cleveland Bay Foal – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Bruce Langley-Mckim Ormelies Secret Beauty Bruce Langley-Mckim
2nd Jane Harper Saintelice Louis Gilbert Rowena Scrimshaw

In Hand Pure/Part Bred Cleveland Bay Youngstock 1-3yrs – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Bruce Langley-Mckim Thomsonbrook Beowulf Bruce Langley-Mckim
2nd Lesley King Barbarian Hercules Lesley King
3rd Brian Comb Bahian Shadow Brian Comb

Ridden Pure/Part Bred Cleveland Bay – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jo Strange Cholderton Ida Jo Strange
2nd Jo Strange Jakreecha Jo Strange
3rd Caroline Saunders Thomsonbrook Top Tiger Dr Geoffrey Burrows

Ring 2 – Championship For Classes 17-20

Champion 266 Thomsonbrook Beowulf Bruce Langley-Mckim
Reserve 265 Ormelies Secret Beauty Bruce Langley-Mckim

Chaps (Uk) Non-Native In-Hand Horse Qualifier  – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Ellie Coales Westceffyl Amazing Grace Ellie Coales
2nd Mandy Jeffery Picture Puzzle Mandy Jeffery
3rd Angela Stocker Ballyskeagh On The Rocks Angela Stocker

Chaps (Uk) Native/Cob/Traditional In-Hand Horse Qualifier – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Rebecca Baker Willows Fire Rebecca Baker
2nd Terrie Cowley Lionswood The In Thing Terrie Cowley

Chaps (Uk) Non-Native Ridden Horse Qualifier  – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Louise Burbidge Sheriff Woody Louise Burbidge
2nd Susan Holroyd Chicory Chat Susan Holroyd
3rd Angela Stocker Ballyskeagh On The Rocks Angela Stocker

Chaps (Uk) Native/Cob/Traditional Ridden Horse Qualifier – Ring 2

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jill Wornall Colour Coded Jill Wornall
2nd Bronwyn Ward Makers Jar Of Hearts Bronwyn Ward
3rd Georgina Beesley Yogi The 3rd Sandra Clarke

Ring 2 – Championship For Classes 21-24

Champion 152 Colour Coded Jill Wornall
Reserve 133 Makers Jar Of Hearts Bronwyn Ward

Ridden Ex Racehorse/Thoroughbred

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Mrs Rosemary Morris Pass It On Mr M Dawson
2nd Mandy Jeffery Picture Puzzle Mandy Jeffery
3rd Charlotte Tiso Roman Landing Charlotte Tiso

In-Hand Ex Racehorse/Thoroughbred – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Caroline Saunders Shooters Wood Neil Saunders
2nd Mandy Jeffery Picture Puzzle Mandy Jeffery
3rd Gavin Vaughan Cousin Guillaume Mrs P A Olivent

Ring 3 – Championship For Classes 25-26

Champion 48 Pass It On Mr M Dawson
Reserve 195 Shooters Wood Neil Saunders

Ridden Foreign/World/Rare Breeds – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Jo Strange Cholderton Ida Jo Strange
2nd Joanne Critchlow Stylo Van De Edelweiss Joanne Critchlow
3rd Sara Watkins Oxnead Ovation Sara Watkins

In-Hand Foreign/World/Rare Breeds – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Melanie Viner Moseley Triad Melanie Viner
2nd Lauran Allan Hallhouse Gladimere Brian Comb
3rd Lesley King Barbarian Hercules Lesley King

Ring 3 – Championship For Classes 27-28

Champion 221 Moseley Triad Melanie Viner
Reserve 219 Stylo Van De Edelweiss Joanne Critchlow

Irish Draught Pure Bred Maturity – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Bruce Langley-Mckim Carrigfada Grey Mist Bruce Langley-Mckim
2nd Barbara Wale Ardrinane Beauty Robert Heighton, Karl Massey

Irish Draught Sport Horse Maturity – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Anna Hickling Kaspier Lad Anna Hickling

Ridden Pure Bred Irish Draught – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Bruce Langley-Mckim Carrigfada Grey Mist Bruce Langley-Mckim
2nd Barbara Wale Ardrinane Beauty Robert Heighton, Karl Massey
3rd Sue Walker Mr Riordan Sue Walker

Ridden Irish Draught Sport Horse – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Anna Hickling Kaspier Lad Anna Hickling
2nd Georgina Beesley Mountain Hideaway Georgina Beesley
3rd Livvy Gann Joys Pride Livvy Gann

Ring 3 – Championship For Classes 29-34

Champion 268 Kaspier Lad Anna Hickling
Reserve 148 Mountain Hideaway Georgina Beesley

Diamond Veteran In-Hand (25 Years And Over) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Lisa Dawn Mullan Willow Hill Lisa Dawn Mullan

Veteran In-Hand (20–24 Years) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Nicola Timmins Croft Sensation Nicola Timmins
2nd Elena Anthony Morning Springs Elena Anthony

Pre-Veteran In-Hand (15–19 Years) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Sarah Warmington Yarningale Magnum Sarah Warmington
2nd Sarah Gibbons Mafeking Sarah Gibbons
3rd Chris Hollands Hwylog Rainbow Chris Hollands

Diamond Veteran Ridden (25 Years And Over) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Rebecca Beadle Il Furetto Rebecca Beadle

Veteran Ridden (20–24 Years) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Elena Anthony Morning Springs Elena Anthony
2nd Alexandra Cornwall Emerald O’malley Alexandra Cornwall
3rd Natalie Duncan Taro Prince (Malachy) Natalie Duncan

Pre-Veteran Ridden (15–19 Years) – Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Michelle Henson Broadstone Darwin Michelle Henson
2nd Sarah Gibbons Mafeking Sarah Gibbons
3rd Sarah Warmington Yarningale Magnum Sarah Warmington

Ring 3 – Championship For Classes 35-40

Champion 223 Morning Springs Elena Anthony
Reserve 228 Broadstone Darwin Michelle Henson

Hunter Brood Mare- Ring 3

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Isabel Barker Cool Cat Isabel Barker
2nd Victoria Leggett Willowmeana Business Victoria Leggett

Hunter Foal – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Victoria Leggett Tamasha Exclusive Edition Victoria Leggett
2nd Isabel Barker Top Cat Isabel Barker

Hunter, Yearling – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Vanessa Francis Cundlegreen Garanwyn Vanessa Francis

Hunter, Two Year Old – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Sue Beauclerk Tamasha Unique Moment Sue Beauclerk

Sport Horse Brood Mare – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Isabel Barker Cool Cat Isabel Barker
2nd Victoria Leggett Willowmeana Business Victoria Leggett

Sport Horse Foal – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Victoria Leggett Tamasha Exclusive Edition Victoria Leggett
2nd Isabel Barker Top Cat Isabel Barker

Potential Sport Horse, Yearling – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Vanessa Francis Cundlegreen Garanwyn Vanessa Francis
2nd Amie Warren Clarissa Of Westoak Amie Warren

Potential Sport Horse, Two Year Old – Ring 4

RESULT Exhibitor Horse Owner
1st Sue Beauclerk Tamasha Unique Moment Sue Beauclerk