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2018 Schedule

The Leicestershire County Show is a two-day annual event, organised by The Leicestershire Agricultural Society.  The Show celebrates rural life, with livestock and equine classes plus a wide range of family entertainment.

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST

 9.45 am – 10.15am – Leicester Tigers Golden Boot

Leicester Tigers logoA chance for all rugby fans to have a go at kicking for goal with the Leicester Tigers!

10.15 am – 11.00 am – Vintage CarsLeicester County Show 2017

See a fantastic parade of classic and vintage cars.  The opportunity for all enthusiasts to gain an insight into their background and history.

11.00 am – 11.45am – Kangaroo Kid

A display of breathtaking tricks on Quad Bikes.  Australian-born Matt Coulter has created many ‘Guinness Book of Records’ records and never fails to amaze his audience with an array of unbelievable stunts.  Not to be tried at home!!

11.45 am – 12.30 pm – Westerby Basset Hounds

Formerly known as the Walhampton  Bassets, based in Lymington, the breed were moved up to Leicestershire during the 1st World War and renamed the Westerby Bassets after Smeeton Westerby.  The public will see them parade around the main arena and also have the chance to get up close and stroke them. Always a favourite with the children!

12.30 pm – 1.15 pm – Jousting from Knights of Nottingham

We are delighted to welcome Knights of Nottingham to our programme this year.  These professional jousters will perform exciting mounted displays, a mix of jaw-dropping action, mind-blowing skills and a touch of comedy thrown in as well – you won’t be disappointed!

1.15 pm – 1.45 pm Fernie Hunt Pony Club

Leicester County Show 2017A voluntary youth organisation for young people, the Fernie Pony Club has a wide programme of events and rallies which encourages young people to ride, learn and enjoy all kinds of sport connected with ponies and riding.  A group of young members will provide a display in the main arena giving the public an insight into the activities the club offers.

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm – Fernie Hounds and Cottesmore Hounds

A display of hounds from two local and well-known hunts, the Fernie and the Cottesmore.

2.15 pm – 3.00 pm –  Kangaroo Kid

Another chance to see fantastic Quad Bike stunts.

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm – Grand Parade of Cattle

Leicester County Show 2017Traditionally, the County Show gave farmers and country folk the chance to show their pride and joy in livestock.  This still happens today and competitions are held for the best in class.  Some of the superb winners of cattle will be paraded for all to admire.

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm  – Knights of Nottingham

In case you missed them this morning, now is your opportunity to enjoy the jousting fun.

4.15 pm – 4.45 pm – Vintage Tractors

Leicester County Show 2017As with cars and vans, the main ring will boast some of the best-loved pieces of agricultural history.  See how farming machinery has evolved over the years.

 

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

9.30am – 9.45 am – Leicester Tigers Golden BootLeicester County Show 2017

A chance for all rugby fans to have a go at kicking for goal with the Leicester Tigers!

9.45 am – 10.15 am – Vintage cars

Leicester County Show 2017See a fantastic parade of classic and vintage cars.  The opportunity for all enthusiasts to gain an insight into their background and history.

10.15 am – 10.45 am – Carriage Driving Display

This is always a splendid display showing skill and loyalty between the horses and coachman.  A wonderful spectacle of how people used to travel many years ago.

10.45 am – 11.15 am – Ladies Side Saddle

Leicester County Show 2017Horses have been ridden side saddle for centuries.  It was, for a long time, considered the only way for a lady to proceed ‘properly’ on horseback.  The 1930s were in its heyday, with the emphasis as much on elegance and style as on technique, horsemanship and courage.  Wonderful costumes and skill to enjoy.

11.15 am – 12.00 pm – Kangaroo Kid

LCS00002A display of breathtaking tricks on Quad Bikes.  Australian-born Matt Coulter has created many ‘Guinness Book of Records’ records and never fails to amaze his audience with an array of unbelievable stunts.  Not to be tried at home!!

12.00 pm – 12.30 pm  – Fernie Hunt Pony Club

A chance to see the Olympic riders of the future demonstrating their equestrian skills!

12.30pm – 1.15 pm – Jousting from Knights of Nottingham

We are delighted to welcome Knights of Nottingham to our programme this year.  These professional jousters will perform exciting mounted displays, a mix of jaw-dropping action, mind-blowing skills and a touch of comedy thrown in as well – you won’t be disappointed!

1.15 pm – 1.30 pm – Fernie Hounds and Quorn Hounds

Leicester County Show 2017 Fernie HuntFeaturing hounds from two local hunts, the Fernie and the Quorn.

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm – Kangaroo Kid

Another chance to see fantastic Quad Bike stunts.

2.15 pm – 2.45 pm – Leicester Tigers Golden BootLeicester Tigers logo

Another chance to kick for goal!

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2.45 pm – 3.30 pm –  Knights of Nottingham

More jousting fun!

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm – Vintage Tractors

Parade of some of the best-loved pieces of agricultural history.

A two day slice of country life!

Days until the Leicestershire County Show 38 Days 6 Hours 21 Minutes 52 Seconds
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