Prize vegetables and livestock, fun fair rides, horse, dog and sheep shows, vintage classic cars, falconry displays… there was something for everyone at Henley Show on Saturday in the sunshine. Thousands of people came to enjoy all the fantastic attractions on offer from near and far.
The horse shows attracted record entries this year and the show jumping competitors included Britons Graham and Tina Fletcher and William Funnell. It was great to see that the Henley Army Cadets had been asked to help out with the show jumping events – putting back the knocked down fences.
As always there was an amazing array of gigantic vegetables in the produce tent all vying for that coveted first prize rosette. This year for the first time there was also a horticultural section with beautiful flower displays.
One of the highlights this year was Richard Savory who returned with his Sheep Show. His performance was both educational and entertaining. Nobby the Norfolk Horn comes on first and stands centre stage on the top podium while the others, including Susie the Southdown, are introduced. Richard then talked about the different breeds and how the wool is sheared from a sheep as he demonstrates. He says, “It’s a bit like Miss World for sheep,” says the 47-year-old New Zealander, who owns and operates the show from a farm in Norfolk. The highlight of the show is the Sheep Show Hustle where the animals ‘dance’.
Click on the links below to see the competition results