October 23rd, 2016

Fun in the country – Kenilworth Show

Updated: 3:10 pm, May 07, 2015

THOUSANDS took the chance to sample a little bit of country life at the Kenilworth Show.

The largest one-day agricultural event in the area attracted visitors from far and wide to the show grounds opposite Stoneleigh Park on Saturday (June 7).

The 71st show, organised by Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), featured an array of entertainment for all the family and showcased rural life at its best.

Main ring attractions included performances from professional stunt horse riders the Knights of Middle England, and displays of vintage and modern farm machinery along with a grand parade of livestock.

The NFU’s Let’s Talk Farming roadshow, led by farming presenter Johnny Ball, was also a popular addition to the show, while the growing countryside area featured clay shooting, dog scurrying and new for this year, tree climbing and arboriculture rescue demonstrations led by Warwickshire College.

Show director Charlie Weetman said: “Everyone associated with Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society works extremely hard to make the Kenilworth Show a great place to be and it’s extremely rewarding when so many people tell us they’ve enjoyed a fantastic day out.

“The success of the show is built on the backing of our loyal supporters and putting on a mix of ever-popular attractions to show what country life is all about.

“We were unlucky with the rain in the morning but it certainly didn’t dampen spirits. We thank everyone who played a part in continuing the success of the Kenilworth Show and hope everyone left not only after having a great day out, but also with a flavour of all the different aspects of rural life.”

Warwickshire Hunt and beagles. (s)

Ed Lanfear hanging around in the Warwickshire College arboriculture area. (s)

The gundog scurry challenges in the countryside area. (s)

Joe Booth and Lizzie Allerton picked up awards for their cakes. (s)

Jahan Khavyari proudly shows off his olives. (s)

Libby Northcote-Green trys her hand at archery. (s)

The Knights of Middle England jousters. (s)