Ellingham & Ringwood Show
A wide variety of Light Horse Classes are held attracting entries from Hunters to Hackers to Arabs and New Forest Ponies with many of these classes being qualifiers for national competitions. Show jumping classes are held throughout the day and are a major attraction to both the general public and the competitor alike.
Heavy Horse displays are always a very popular sight at the show.
Dairy and beef cattle are shown to perfection, to vie for a coveted Champion Rosette and Sash. The Donkey show, which is affiliated to the Donkey Breed Society, has classes for donkeys, from foals to 6 weeks up to veterans of 15 years and older and it is recognized as one of the finest shows in the South of England.
Also extremely popular are the Dogs. You can enter your pet in a variety of classes from "Most Handsome Pedigree" to "Waggiest Tail". During the morning you may also enter your pet dog for the Dog Agility "Just for Fun" Competition.
In the Horticultural Marquee Local people show off their homemade produce ranging from vegetables and fruit to pot plants and flowers, many sections having Children Only Classes.
The Domestic Product Classes always make the mouth water. Delicious cakes, breads and scones, bake to a high standard and jams and chutneys to tickle the judge's taste buds, all washed down with wonderful tasting home made wines.
Handicrafts of many kinds are lovingly displayed to show off Knitting and sewing techniques, and perhaps lace making or paper crafts and wooded toys. Photographers and amateur Art Classes in various mediums including ceramics and more are also included.
In and around the Craft Marquee there is a wide diversity of both Arts and Crafts. Inside exhibitors make and show their own products whilst outside Rural Crafts are displayed to show methods of production in the countryside which have been practiced for generations. Whether you enjoy making or just looking at crafts this is a marquee not to miss.
As you make your way around the Show you will come across the Scarecrow Competition which incorporates many original and unusual designs. The popular Fancy Dress Competition for four legged and their human companions in one of many attractions on display in the main ring.
A day out would not be complete without refreshments which are available in the Ellingham Church Tea Tent or in the ever popular Beer Tent with may other refreshment outlets around the show ground offering a wide selection of goodies. The Exclusive Members Enclosure serves coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and offers a first class view of the entertainment in the main ring.
Tickets: Adults - £9.00. Concessions - £6.00. Children - Free.
Parking is free .
ContactMrs Linda Turner
Somerley, Ringwood, BH24 3PL
Map reference: SU 133081 Lat: 50.87225 Long: -1.81234
On showday you will see road signs directing you to Somerley Estate via the A338 Ringwood to Salisbury Road and the B3081 Ringwood to Alderholt Road.
Parking : free