TRADE STAND APPLICATIONS
We are now taking bookings from Trade Stand exhibitors for the 2016 show being held on Sunday, 14th August. Click here to request a booking form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a Vegan caterer? Please call 07794 622 824 or email: email@example.com
PANTO HORSE RACING AT FILLONGLEY 2016
Following last year’s spectacular spectacle we are pleased to confirm that we will have not one, but TWO Fancy Dress Pantomime Horse Races during the day and both will be just one lap of the main ring.
For just £20, you, your club or your company can “buy” and name a horse for the days big race. Bring along your own star jockey and you could finish your day celebrating in the glamour and glory of the winner’s enclosure then taking home the big cash prizes for the owners of the fastest filly and the speediest stallion.
Get your jockeys on diets and in training now and contact us to reserve your ride. Don’t delay, we only have a limited number of the panto horse outfits. This is a great opportunity for clubs, traders, Scouts, Young Farmers etc., to have some fun working as a team and possibly raise some money for your club. Contact: Ian Farrar, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FIELD AND FARM COMPETITIONS 2016
The competitions start on February 3rd this year when the silage will be judged. Entry forms are being sent out and can also be downloaded HERE.
We are very grateful to Lichfield & District Agricultural Society for agreeing to judge our competitions this year.
Prizes and trophies for the 2016 winners will be awarded at our Annual Lunch on 6th November 2016
The date of the 2016 show is Sunday, 14th August. We are particularly interested in hearing from local businesses, including caterers, who might be interested in attending as well as looking forward to applications from our faithful regular traders. Please contact the secretary by email or telephone for more information, details on Contact Us page.
We are also planning ahead and want to hear from anyone, or group, who might be able to offer voluntary assistance to us on Show Day and in the run up to the Show. The last two weeks in July and first two in August up to the show date are the times when extra hands are required. This will not be a daily commitment. Obviously, the week immediately prior to the Show is very busy as is the Saturday before the Show opens. Some tasks involve manual work such as marking out the field, helping to erect jumps for the Horse Show, erecting the Livestock pens, setting up tables in the Horticulture and Craft marquee and setting up cages in the Poultry marquee and a wide variety of other tasks including some of a clerical nature. If you feel you might be able to help us then please get in touch.
THANK YOU – to all our visitors, competitors, trade stands, catering outlets and all the committee helpers and the volunteers who combined to make the show absolutely great this year – and not forgetting Mr Sunshine who turned up and stayed for the rest of the day.
Our show has been held every year with interruptions only when we suffered with outbreaks of foot and mouth and for 3 years during the wars. The Society has moved with the times and The Show is not just for farmers but for everyone of all ages.
2015 BURSARY WINNERS
Great news as this year we have chosen two well deserved winners of the Bursary. Both Alexandra Hall and Helen Rowland will receive £500 each to support them in their studies. Alexandra received her cheque at the Annual Lunch yesterday.
The Society also decided to rename the Bursary this year. It was at Zilla Cookes suggestion that the Society created a Bursary and in remembrance of her the Society has renamed it. The Bursary will be now be known as the Zilla Cookes Bursary for Higher Education in Agricultural Studies. Click here for a 2016 Application Form.
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The 2015 Results
In her address to the Annual General Meeting 2015 Kate Beaty spoke of a challenging year both in terms of stepping into the shoes of the previous Chairman, Graham Hall and in coping with the loss of dear and valued friends. Kate went on to give an overview of some of the year’s highlights and thanked everyone for the help and support they continue to provide.
The Silage Competition in February was swiftly followed by the Annual Quiz in March and Kate thanked everyone who helped with both, particularly with the donations of food and raffle prizes for the quiz night. The Growing Crops and Gardens were judged in June and she thanked everyone again who gave up their time to drive the visiting Judges to the farms. Entries were up and special thanks went to Graham Hall for once again sorting everything else out quietly and efficiently in the background.
The Annual Show came around all too quickly and the list of jobs gets longer. The new layout was received well and the addition of bales around the main ring was very much appreciated by our visitors who had a good view of the activities there. Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack were very entertaining and the Panto Horses did cause a lot of laughter and the driven carriages provided a wonderful display.
Of course, the ingredient which makes the difference between a good show and a not so good show was the weather and it was absolutely lovely. We could not have ordered better and we are hoping that this year the weather will be kind to us again as we have lots of different attractions coming along to entertain us and the children.
If you would like to become a VP or member of the Society please ask our Secretary for a form which will give you all the information needed to make an informed decision. We have opportunities for your business to be advertised in one of our schedules, in the Show Day Programme and on a banner around the main ring. Alternatively you might want to consider sponsoring one of the classes in Horticulture, Poultry, Livestock, Horse Showing and the Horse Show. The Secretary will be very pleased to let you have more information.