It’s that time of year when county shows start to become a big feature of rural life! We’ve been lucky enough to work with exhibitions and events of all kinds over the years, but there’s nothing cuter than a tour that includes little pigs or more astounding than some big burly bulls…
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is run by the The New Forest Agricultural Show Society which was founded in 1920. The first New Forest and Hampshire County Show was held in 1921 as a small one-day local event at Bartley Cross, and just look at it now.
This annual three-day agricultural event is held at the end of July, attracting around 95,000 visitors over the duration. Show jumping is a major feature with international classes held throughout the three days. Visitors can see everything from a full range of equestrian classes to livestock competitions including cattle and sheep, plus a poultry section, rabbits, cage birds, and honey bees.
Take a look around and make sure you pop along to your local county show!