Horse News!

This year will be Fillongley Agricultural Society’s 100th anniversary and the annual show on 11th August promises to be a great one.

We have plenty of unaffiliated horse classes including Working Hunter Pony, Heavy Horses, Mountain and Moorland classes In hand and Ridden, Riding Horse, Best Rider, Turnout in hand and ridden, Other breeds (Spotted, roans, palominos, Arabs, Highlands etc – anything goes), Novelty Classes and not forgetting our Fancy Dress, with great prize money and rosettes. We will also have Affiliated classes.

Online schedules will be available here or see our printed schedule, out end of May, or you can contact our Horse Secretary on 07774 228298 if you have any queries.

Remember it is cheaper to pre-enter but entries will be taken on the day. We will also have our Show Jumping extravaganza but this is entry on the day only, as is the Dog Show. We look forward to seeing you all on show day.

Closing date: 31st July 2019

Committee members attend the 80th celebrations of Warwickshire Rural Community Council on behalf of Fillongley Agricultural Society.

Naomi Thomas and I were delighted to accept an invitation by Warwickshire Rural Community Council on behalf of the Society to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations at Fillongley Village Hall held on 13 December 2018. WRCC was formed 80 years ago to support rural community life. It is a registered charity and continues with its mission to support thriving and sustainable rural communities through delivery of a number of projects. In 1938 they supported the Fillongley Community to raise money to build a new village hall and on 14 December 1938 the hall was opened by the Duke of Kent.

The event was attended by His Royal Highness, the present Duke of Kent who was introduced to and chatted with representatives of various community groups, ie. the local primary school, the allotments, farming, over 60s etc. followed by a short presentation of the work of WRCC over the past 80 years. The Duke was then invited to unveil a certificate to mark this anniversary. It was a very pleasant afternoon and gave us an opportunity to socialise with other local groups.

Dellis Thomas

April 2019

The Horse Grand Prix

Fillongley Agricultural Society celebrates its centenary this year, and its annual show held each August has become a feature of the area’s local shows.
To recognise this milestone the Society has decided to run a series of championship classes within the unaffiliated show jumping section, aimed very much at the competitors that come to local shows regularly but miss out on the recognition of a championship show.
We have been supported by several local Riding Clubs and shows who are running a series of qualifiers within their normal schedule for our “Grand Prix” to be held at our annual show on 11th August. By being placed at your local show you will be given a qualification card. Currently qualifiers have been confirmed with:

Atherstone Riding Club
Burbage Riding Club
Exhall and Bedworth Riding Club
The Gate Inn Riding Club
Coleshill Heath Riding Club
Solihull Riding Club
Hanbury Show

We are keen to work with as many local shows as possible, if you are a show secretary and want more information drop us a line our contact details are below.
There will be a 70cm -75cm, 80cm – 85cm and 90cm – 95cm Grand Prix. The classes will be progressive so the fences will get slightly bigger throughout the course but will not exceed the height stated. All clear rounds will jump off against the clock, with generous prize money, rosettes and sashes. There will be additional classes supporting these championships within the Show Jumping section as well as the opportunity to qualify on the day. We are also running two classes in the Main Ring later in the afternoon.
Our Showground is in the village of Corley about 10 minutes’ drive from either M6 J3 or from the NEC (M42 J6).

For further information or to register your qualification card please email


April 2019


This year the Society have made donations to the following good causes:

Myton Hospice £176
Scouting Jambouree, Lily Marsh and Katelyn Acton – £250/£250
Pets As`Therapy £100
Corley and Kersley Riding Club £250
Warwickshire Search and Rescue £400

December 2018

BURSARY 2018-2019

This years Zilla Cookes Bursary Award has been presented to Josh Cox.

This is what he had to say:

Dear Fillongley Agricultural Society
Thank you so much for awarding me the Zilla Cookes Bursary Award.
It means a lot to be given the money that will help me through my studies in agriculture at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.
The money will be spent wisely on getting a new laptop to help with writing assignments and the remainder will be put aside.
As for what I am doing at college: I have recently passed my telehandler licence, I am working towards my quad bike test
plus a health and safety certificate. All whilst continuing to work towards respectable grades in my assignments.

I would like to thank you again for choosing me to be awarded the bursary.

Kind Regards

Josh Cox

November 2018


Our Annual Quiz was held on Wednesday evening at the newly refurbished Fillongley Social Club and was very well attended. There were twenty teams of four, six of them Young Farmers teams (Coleshill, Fillongley and Meriden), which we are very pleased about, so thank you to all of those who came along. Winner of the trophy was Kenilworth & District Agricultural Society (KADAS) who are not strangers to winning! Coleshill Young Farmers 1st Team and Young Farmers Old Oaks came joint first for the Young Farmers trophy. Well done all.

We would like to thank Peter and Shiela Fletcher for their kind donation of Berkswell Cheese which was enjoyed with our Ploughmans Supper, including Rowleys’ wonderful sausage rolls and pork pies and the excellent bread from Gaytons of Grendon.

The raffle raised £176 and was donated to Myton Hospice, as requested by the winning team.

A great social event, well attended and enjoyed by all (hopefully). Very little heckling this year so hopefully that means most people were happy. See you next March, quizzers.


In light of the recent bird flu situation we are working in line with government guidelines. Therefore, the following form will need to be completed by all participants :

Please read the following documents:

July 2017

Zilla Cookes Bursary for Higher Education in Agricultural Studies 2017/18

Are you starting an agricultural related further education course in September/October 2017?

Do you live within a 10 mile radius of Fillongley Church?

Would you like to benefit from a £500 bursary from Fillongley Agricultural Society?

The winner of the Bursary will be announced in October/November 2017.


Application forms will be available from June 2017 onwards from:

The Secretary 07928 231460



Are you aged over 16?
Do you like being near and around Horses, Livestock, Dogs and Poultry? Classic Cars, Tractors and Trade Stands?

If so, how do you feel about volunteering to help at this year’s Show?

We need helpers of all ages (have to be over 16) to prepare the Show Ground for the visitors and to help with various activities on the day.
Please contact us on 07928 231 460 or email