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2016 SHOW - AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August 2016

Entry to Showground from 10.00 am. Entry to Car park from 9.00am

Between Uffington & Fawler
Nr Faringdon
OX12 9QJ

20 acres of showground and 50 acres of parking

First Main Arena event starts at 10.15am each day.

 

Download the Show Preview or read on for the 2016 Highlights

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HEAVY HORSES

We are delighted that our Heavy Horse friends are joining us again this year to display their magnificent animals.

Providing two displays each day, these gentle giants of the equine family will be demonstrating all the skills and power which made them such an integral part of farming for centuries.

 

M.A.D. Display Team – with their own arena – SUNDAY AND MONDAY

They displayed last year in the wet to much admiration. This year we hope to see them in the dry, performing even more daring feats of skill and nerve.  Go to website

 

FORGET-ME-NOT TEA ROOMS  – are back for their second year with their own fully seated marquee and outside garden

The Vintage themed tea rooms offer light refreshments and will be located in the Retro Zone amongst the historic cars, bikes and tractors. Sit back, raise the bone china tea-cup to your lips, admire the classics and transport yourself back in time

 

HAVE-A-GO COUNTRY PURSUITS –  in a fantastic (and safe) setting looking up to the White Horse Hill

Try your hand with clay pigeon shooting, archery and target shooting tutored by experienced trainers and guides

 

HELP RECREATE THE UFFINGTON WHITE HORSE

Support the National Trust in protecting the real chalk Horse by joining us in recreating a large scale version on the Showground. Over the two days it will take shape and we hope to capture the final image with a photo taken from the sky!

 

THEATRE FOR ALL AGES –  The “Nine White Horses” is presented by Theatre des Bicyclettes with performances and theatre workshops across both days 

Held informally within the Children’s Tent (or outside if dry) a show which celebrates the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire Horses through music, poems, and dance

COUNTRY ZONE

Heavy Horses Main Arena Display (both days) • Old Berks Hunt and the parade of hounds (Monday) • Ferret Racing and Falconry Display • Clay Pigeon, Target Shooting and Archery (Have a go –  all levels welcome) • Dog Show (Enter your dog- Times and classes will be displayed on the day by the Dog Show Arena) • Farm Animals and Poultry, Rural skills (Weaving, Honey) and much more!!

KIDS ZONE

Children’s Play/Music/Crafts • Prof Crump • Soft Play • Punch and Judy- Prof Dumpling• Fun Fair • Go-Karting (for little ones!) •  Theatre des Bicyclettes  • Recreate the Uffington White Horse, The Kondini’s, and much more!!

RETAIL ZONE and VILLAGE GREEN

Don’t forget to enjoy some retail therapy with many inside and outside shops, displays and stands to browse…

Our Village Green provides a range of food offers and a separate bar and seating area for drinks…

Take a chance of winning the famous “Barrel of Booze”, smash some crockery and maybe wince a little when watching The Kondinis, self-styled as Britain’s only human tool box!

RETRO ZONE

Historic Cars  with Main Arena Parade (Monday) • Classic Motorbikes  with Main Arena Display (Sunday) • Vintage Tractors with Parade (both days) •  Helicopter Static Display  • Static Engines • Vintage Tea Rooms  • Model Boat Society  • Model Toys  • Wantage Silver Band

 
 

TICKET INFO

2016 Ticket prices

Adults  £12 
Children 5 – 16 £4
4 and below  FREE

Tickets are for sale on each day at the Showground entrance. Please park and make you way to the ticket sales trailer.

Credit cards accepted

Cash-back possible

 

PLEASE BE AWARE

GROUND CONDITIONS

This is country based Show held on  land being farmed for the rest of the year. Please be prepared for some bumpy ground,  and, if we have prolonged rain, some mud!

DISABLED ACCESS

We allocate disabled parking close to the entrance to the Showground. The car-park will be on an arable field. The Showground is on established pasture land.

We will have car-park marshals supervising parking and if you need specific assistance, please let one of the marshals know and we will help where we can.

DOGS

We welcome well behaved dogs on leads with well-behaved owners clearing up any of their mess.  Please be aware that we are busy and at times noisy place with many sounds which might be strange to your dog. If you have any concerns that this might unsettle or disturb your dog then please leave them at home and not in your car!

 
OUR HISTORY
 

The Uffington White Horse Show is a traditional two day country show which takes place every year over August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday. It offers a wide range of attractions for families and people of all ages including arena events, craft stalls, animals, historic vehicles and much, much more.

The Show is located in fields overlooked by the famous bronze age figure of the Uffington White Horse, which is over 3,000 years old.

The Show was started over forty years ago by local villagers to raise funds to replace the Village Hall in Uffington. This was achieved in 1975 when the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall was officially opened. Since then the show has continued to support local associations and charities through the White Horse Show Charitable Trust.

Our motto is “Countryside, Family and Fun” and our objective is to bring those enjoyments to as wide a group of people as possible.

CONTACT

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Edward Preece
T: 01367 820068
E: generalenquiries@whitehorseshow.co.uk

HISTORIC CARS AND MOTORBIKES

Eric Wyard
T: 01367 820647
E: historicvehicles@whitehorseshow.co.uk

STATIONARY ENGINES

Dave Clark
T: 01793 422342

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CRAFT, FOOD, RETAIL ETC. ENQUIRIES

Inside Stands  (Marquee)
Mandy Boaler
T: 01367 821016
E: trade-marquees@whitehorseshow.co.uk
Outside Stands Abi Richings
T: 01367 820706
E: trade-outsidestands@whitehorseshow.co.uk

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