24th Jun, 2019

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Kenilworth Show

Ian Hughes 10th Jun, 2019

RAIN didn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of showgoers as they flocked to Kenilworth Show.

The 76th show, organised by Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society (KADAS), took place at Stoneleigh Park over the weekend.

The celebration of agriculture attracted visitors from around the country, for what is expected to be the last time the show is held on its current site – due to planned HS2 works.

Favourites including the grand parade of livestock, displays of modern farm machinery were among the main ring entertainment, along with Paul Hannam’s Quad Bike Display Team.

New features this year included the Inter Hunt Team Relay, sponsored by Lodders Solicitors, with the team from Cotswold hunt winning the inaugural Ted Edgar Memorial Trophy.

Around 500 cattle and sheep were entered into the traditional livestock competitions, with in excess of 600 entries into the homecraft competitions, and there was also a packed equine schedule.

Show director Charlie Weetman said: “The Kenilworth Show is always a fantastic celebration of agriculture across the region and this year’s show was no different.

“Despite the weather, thousands came out to Stoneleigh Park to enjoy the entertainment we had on offer and learn more about the farming industry in Coventry and Warwickshire.

“We expect this will be the last time we are on this exact site due to planned HS2 works, but we are working hard to secure a site for next year’s show.

“It’s a culmination of 12 months hard work and planning behind the scenes. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in putting on this year’s event and for their continued support over the years.”

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