The Shetland Pony Grand National will be held in the ETG Civil Engineering Main Arena at 12.15pm and 4.00pm; each display will last approximately 30 minutes and usually 2 races are held followed by a final, making a total of three exciting races to watch.  

The Shetland Pony Grand National is a team of Shetland ponies and jockeys that race all over the country raising money for charity.
Funds raised this year will go to the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Bob Champion, for those who can remember, overcame cancer and went on to win the Grand National in 1981 on the great Aldaniti. Shortly after winning the race, Bob formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and so far he has raised over £16 million. 
All the jockeys who take part are trying to gain one of the 10 places at the world famous 'The London International Horse Show' at Excel which takes place just before Christmas.
All the children taking part have to be aged between 8 and 14 years old and must be less than 5 ft in height.  All the ponies taking part have to be registered with the Shetland Pony Stud Book.
The Shetland Pony Grand National is a great introduction for the children who want to make a career in racing whether it is to become a professional or amateur jockey.
For more information visit the Shetland Pony Grand National website by clicking HERE


Thomas will be providing two sheepdog demonstrations in the ETG Civil Engineering, the first will start at 11.45am and the second at 2.45pm. 
Training and managing a sheep dog requires a great deal of skill, they are essential for sheep farmers right across the UK and beyond. Thomas from Lancashire has been demonstrating his skill for over 20 years at many agricultural and country events all over the country. We are delighted to be welcoming Thomas to the Hanbury Countryside Show for the first time in 2024.
Thomas will provide both an informative and amusing commentary, the children will be sure to enjoy this fun display especially when the sheep are misbehaving. 
Thomas is an award winning shepherd and sheepdog trainer, and has won many sheepdog trials at the national and international level and co-authored a sheep dog training book. He has appeared on various Country TV shows on the BBC; including ‘One Man and His Dog’.
For more information please visit Thomas’s website by clicking HERE 


We are delighted to be welcoming for the first time, a sheep shearing competition which we hope will be a fantastic addition to the 2024 Hanbury Countryside Show. 
The Sheep Shearing Marquee, will be a hub of excitement and activity all through the show. There are four different classes and periodic demonstrations offering would be sheep farmers / shearer’s advice and guidance.
The Sheep Shearing classes will be hotly contested by local shearers all trying to win the great prizes on offer. Competition to be run under the rules of the British Isles Shearing Competition (BISCA).
To view the sheep shearing Schedule of classes please follow this LINK
For more general information about sheep shearing visit the British Wool website by clicking HERE 


We have a fantastic display of Steam Traction Engines at this years Show, Engines on display will include a Steam Roller and Steam Lorry. Don't forget to visit these iconic machines of Britians industrial past.

The Steam Traction Engines will go in the the ETG Civil Engineering Main Arena to parade at 2.05pm, these impressive and beautiful historic machines are one of the many highlights of the Show. 

Please feel free to approach the engine drivers and ask questions, they will be keen to talk about their stunning vehicles.   


Smitty Smith is a chainsaw carver and sculptor with many years experience – creating both sculptural and practical pieces.
He has worked all over the country and has travelled as far as Japan and Central America demonstrating his carving skills.
As one of the most talented and experienced carvers in the UK, Smitty offers a professional display of his chainsaw carving and sculpting skills.
When demonstrating, Smitty can perform up to 4 carvings a day. This allows spectators the chance to appreciate the skill and speed required to turn a log into a sculpture.
When not carving, Smitty is happy to chat about his work/techniques.


Hanbury Show has hosted the Ferretworld Roadshow many times and we are delighted to see Simon and his team back for the 2024 Show. The hugely popular and long running roadshow is described as a Feast of Ferrets suitable for all ages.
The Roadshow will include a number of different activities, where children can form a part of the action, racing the ferrets and learning all about them.
Ferretworld was started way back in 1997 by Simon and has appeared on TV and the radio many times, on Richard and Judy, Blue Peter, CBBC Xchange, Heart of the Country and The 5 o'clock Show plus many more.
As part of the Roadshow there is also the "Talk" side, introducing children and adults alike to the history of ferrets, their origin and their welfare, with the main emphasis being on fun.
For more information visit the Ferretworld Roadshow website by clicking HERE


A new display for 2024; we are are thrilled to be welcoming local Blacksmith, Michelle Parker, who will be demonstrating the age old craft of Blacksmithing.  Michelle has run her own business forging steel for more than twenty-five years. Michelle is the first professional female blacksmith to be appointed as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, in their 700 year history since being incorporated by prescription by King Edward I in 1325.
Most people see steel as being cold, hard and lifeless, but something encouraged Michelle to look beyond that and see what could be done when steel met fire. She soon discovered that steel took on a completely different character, no longer cold and lifeless, but full of life and movement.
Michelle will have many of her beautiful and highly elegant pieces on display, enjoy this rare opportunity to see a master blacksmith at work and take the opportunity to learn a little about this ancient craft.
To learn more about Michelle and what she does, visit her WEBSITE


Another new addition for 2024, visitors will be able to see and hear a vintage Fairground Organ. This classic Fair Organ will be playing various tones throughout the day.    



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