Well we certainly couldn’t complain about the weather! It was nice both days, but Monday really brought out the crowds and it was great seing people wander round in t-shirts and sunglasses – and queues for ice cream as well as coffee!
I always love the Thame Show and this year, I think, was the best yet. I started the weekend going to check out our new attraction, the Welsh Axemen, in the Countryside arena, racing each other to chop up logs, and finishing with a demonstration up a ten foot ‘tree’ which had to be loppped. All very exciting!
Then I went to check out the new Horsemen of the Knight act – set in the Wild West it’s a tale of horse rustling and treachery, with a thrilling trick riding competition to see who will end up with the prize stallion. I have to say, these guys know how to ride a horse and their stunts were just amazing. They followed that with Medieval jousting tournament in the afternoon.
I always get distracted by the lurchers. The team from Lure Crazy have it down to a fine art and there’s no waiting around, just one dog after the other over those hurdles and they make it look so effortless! Great fun to watch – even when they miss and pile straight through the middle of it all!
Fiery Jack was on good form. He finds it difficult to walk past a family without performing a trick or making them laugh and where-ever he goes there’s a little crowd of children (and adults!) waiting for the next piece of silliness. Hektor, the big yellow dog was also wandering the site: he still hasn’t learnt how to dance…
Scurry driving was great, the falcons were brilliant, despite being a little distracted by the local community of kites! Horseboarding was seriously fast on the dry ground. Fishing, shooting, the food halls, the craft marquees… all very busy all weekend. There was a lot to get around but such a holiday feeling as people enjoyed the show in the sun.
Definitely the best yet. But I am so looking forward to Ryedale Show in a couple of weeks!