General show day information for visitors
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The art of freestyle is ever becoming a crowd favourite at events all over the world. With years of experience, Broke FMX stunt display team are dedicated to electrifying crowds of all ages.
The formula is simple, Broke FMX and Freestyle Motocross offers unrivalled entertainment with athletes jumping 35 feet in the air pulling acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet.
Broke FMX features some of the top UK freestyle motocross riders, always eager to show off their tricks and skills – including a back-flip – if conditions are right.
SHERIDAN THE SHEEPDOG
Sheridan the Sheepdog, who has appeared in the main ring at Crufts, rides around on his trike, stopping on his way to play jingles and amaze his audience by holding a conversation with them.
He has proved to be extremely popular with adults and children alike. An ideal and unusual mix and mingle artiste. Sheridan may even bring his mate – Murray the mini monster.
The Fernie Hunt is the only one of the five Leicestershire hunts to be contained entirely within the county, and can trace its history back to 1853 when the “Billesdon Country” was separated from the rest of the Quorn.
It has a very active supporters club which runs a programme of events throughout the year, These include “The Harborough Ride” at Dingley, the “Team Chase”, Hound Racing at Wistow in August and “Hunter Trials” at Illston on the Hill in September.
The Spitfire and Hurricane Mk2C form part of the RAF’s priceless collection kept in full airworthiness. Other aircraft include the only flying Lancaster Bomber, a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircraft
These aircraft can be regularly seen in the skies over the UK celebrating and commemorating public and military events from State occasions such as Trooping the Colour to major air displays and fly pasts for public events.
ROCKWOOD DOG DISPLAY TEAM
Established in 1982 the Rockwood Dog Display Team travel extensively all over Great Britain including the Channel Islands and Ireland. Along with performing at some of the country’s leading outdoor events the team have had four Royal performances within the last two years.
There are fifteen personnel in the team; all are volunteers who give up a great deal of time to travel around Great Britain at over 40 shows throughout the summer with their dogs. The dogs are all family pets and live within the home. Many of the dogs working with the team have been rescued from bad homes and come in all shapes and sizes.
TRACTOR PULLING COMPETITION
All tractors in their respective classes pull a set weight in the sled. When a tractor gets to the end of the 100-metre track, this is known as a “full pull”.
When more than one tractor completes the course, more weight is added to the sled, and those competitors that moved past 300 feet will compete in a pull-off; the winner is the one who can pull the sled the farthest.
“Tractor Pulling” competitions found its roots in the USA and is now finding popularity across Europe and especially in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany). This will be the first time the Leicestershire Show will be sponsoring this exciting event.