Horses have always played a significant role in rural life, they have a fantastic presence at Hanbury Show too. There are eight competition rings at the show to allow for a wide variety of classes to be enjoyed during your visit. Hanbury Show is one of the biggest equestrian events in the Midlands. We are proud to host qualifiers for British Show Jumping, BSHA, CHAPS, MIDARC, VHS, RoR, BSpPS and TSR. The equestrian section is the oldest section and whilst having some prestigious qualifiers we have retained all the local and childrens classes, including the much loved and highly entertaining gymkhana.    

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At the heart of the Show is the livestock and this year you can see Cattle, Pigs, Goats, Poultry and Sheep. The Show is very proud to be able to boast one of the largest displays of cattle in the area. There are breed classes for Hereford, British Blue, Longhorn, South Devon, Gloucester, Belted Galloway, Highland and British Simmental. Hanbury was the first show to introduce dairy classes for almost 20 years. After being introduced in 2015 the well supported section attracts Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey and Brown Swiss. There are also classes for the following sheep breeds; Cotswold, Llyen, Jacob, Texel, Zwartbles, Wiltshire Horn and Southdown. The poultry marquee is something to behold with over 200 birds of all different shapes, sizes and colours. Remember to use the hand wash dispensers around the showground if you come into contact with any animal.

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With today’s emphasis on locally-sourced produce, a visit to the Food and Local Produce Marquee is a must. Come and sample some of the country’s best cheeses, wines, chutneys to name a few. Treat yourself to some freshly-cooked pies or fudge, try an unusual bread or delight in the simple pleasure of locally-grown strawberries and cream.  There are plenty of ideas for presents too and many visitors start finding a few treats for their own Christmas feast.  Quality British produce is at the heart of the Show. The wonderful Food Marquee presents British and regionally-produced delicacies to take home.

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Don’t miss the Horticultural and Home Craft Marquee, an oasis for the senses.  In a calm corner of the Showground, come and see, and smell, some of the finest blooms and perfect vegetables in the region.  There are also displays and specialist help from local gardeners. To encourage local children to get growing; Young Persons’ vegetable, flower and baking classes have been introduced.
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The Southern corner of the showground is where you will find the marvellous display of historic and classic cars together with vintage farm machinery - it is a chance to step back in time and have a really good close-up look at those machines of yesteryear.  Talk to the proud owners and watch them care for their treasured possesions.

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A very special opportunity for the public is to see the care and attention taken by owners to prepare these majestic heavy and Shire horses for show time. At the south end of the showground in the Heavy Horse arena get face to face with these gentle giants and watch as the exhibitors prepare them for the show ring, with not a hair out of place.
The Heavy Horse Parade takes place in the main ring and is a chance to see these impressive animals all together – quite something.
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There are over 200 different shopping stands around the Showground.  You will have the chance to compare and consider items such as garden furniture, clothing, tractors, cars and sheds at your leisure.  Many people return to the Show each year for their annual stock-up of good value clothing, shoes, boots and specialist equipment.  There are nurseries with beautiful plants and ideas for gifts, crafts and unusual gadgets and homewares. Everyone is sure to find something to tempt them.

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Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs and take part in fun events including the Fun Dog Show and Gun Dog Scurries (courtesy of Fortiscorde Gun Dog Team) .There are a wide range of specilist shops for the dog owner around the showground. 
Dogs are welcome on the showground but should be kept on a short lead at all times and are not permitted in any of the livestock areas in particular the poultry marquee. Please do not leave dogs in the car.  
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The Craft and Retail marquee is a hive of activity, often one of the busiest locations on the showground. The marquee contains something for everyone, from specialist soaps to beautiful paintings and drawings.  There are also stands selling wooden caved objects including walking sticks and the list goes on.  Many of the stands are local and are selling things they have made themselves, this marquee is a must visit!

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The Bandstand is a real highlight, there will be a wide range of live music on offer throughout the day to suit every taste (almost). The music drifts through the showground and makes for a fantastic atmosphere. There is a large seating area where you can sit and watch the performances, everything from brass bands to solo singers will play. The offering is highly diverse and a timetable will be available in the Show Programme. Don’t forget to visit the cocktail bar kindly provided by Gun Dog Gin located next to the bandstand.  


The Show offers a great display of country sports and pursuits.  The parade of Worcestershire Fox Hounds and Warwickshire Beagles in the Main Arena is a delightful site.  


Open to both experienced professional farriers and apprentices; this competition is organised and run by the Worcestershire Hunt Supporters Club in conjunction with the Hanbury Countryside Show. There are usually between 20 and 30 farriers from right across the Midlands competing in the competitions. There are six classes, the farriers work with their own equipment. This competition is a great spectacle and attracts a high level of interest, don’t forget to go and visit the farriers, they will be located near the Heavy Horse Ring.
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