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Celebrating rural way of life at Alresford Show
12:10pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of people attended the one-day Alresford Show at Tichborne Park at the weekend.
The show, a celebration of farming and the rural way of life, is the last agricultural one in the calendar year and in most years the harvest has usually long been completed. But not this year. With its cold spring, farmers in the Alresford area were still harvesting the last of the wheat and barley last week.
The foundation of the show is the livestock, the cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and heavy horses. Also popular were the Meon Valley Alpacas and the ferret racing put on by the Hants and Berks Ferret Club and the donkey show. Dozens of riders competed in the horse jumping across four rings.
The Hampshire Hounds, the Southdown Bloodhounds and the Clinkard Meon Valley Beagles all paraded in the main show ring. Popular as ever was the Alresford Horticultural Show showing gorgeous flowers and top-quality vegetables from the area’s amateur gardeners.
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