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Moreton Show, the highlight of the Cotswolds farming and social calendar, is planning to be back this year.Tom Hayman-Joyce, Moreton Show chairman, says that work is going ahead for the 2021 event following last year’s cancellation because of the COVID crisis.The commitment comes with the unanimous backing of the council of the Moreton-in-Marsh and District Agricultural and Horse Show Society, the charity established to promote the improvement in the breeding and rearing of livestock, hunters and heavy horses and improving the standards of farming and farm craft in the local area.There was no ..
In the first of our series meeting the people who make Moreton Show happen, we hear from Katie Preece from our Horse Committee. Katie spent 2019 as our acting show secretary and she’s now head girl at Red Barn Farm and Stud in Turkdean. Our horse section at Moreton Show has around 800 horses and riders and our classes include qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham and the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. Our equine section showcases top class competition and world-class horse welfare. At Moreton Show - we LOVE horses.Tell us about..
Congratulations to young Bluebell Harrison from Blockley who won the top prize in Moreton Show’s summer competition and then generously gave it away to children the Little Pickles Nursery in Longborough.Bluebell, who is nine years-old, became the proud owner of a splendid pedal tractor – kindly donated by Lower Quinton Garage – when her name was plucked out of the hat on September 5, which would have been show day.But Bluebell, who also won another of the summer competitions with her recycling sculpture, decided that she was a bit too big for the tractor and donated it to the nursery which is ..
Moreton Show may be cancelled for this year but the man heading preparations for 2021 has insisted that everything is being done to make sure that one of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows will be back.Moreton Show should be happening on Saturday, September 5 but, like every other major event in this country, it is not being held because of the Coronavirus. Tom Hayman-Joyce, the local estate agent who takes over from Ed Hicks as Moreton Show chairman for the next two years, said: ‘The decision was made to cancel this year’s show back in June and events have proved us right. ..
Moreton Show has launched an online fancy dress competition for children this summer.The show is looking for the ‘Best Dressed Young Farmer’ and the winner will receive a Family Ticket to Moreton Show 2021.Moreton Show’s Rose Smith said: ‘We’re so sad that we had to cancel this year’s show because of the Covid-19 pandemic but we decided we’d still like to have some fun for the children.‘The next generation is important to the future of Moreton Show. Over the next few weeks, we’re staging some fun competitions so that children can still enjoy themselves with Moreton Show.’The show is look..
When the warning bells about COVID-19 were first sounded back in January, few, if anyone in the north Cotswolds thought for one moment that the ramifications would affect the area’s premier agricultural show scheduled for the first Saturday in September. It was surely too far away.Like every other public event of any size, however, Moreton Show accepted its fate in early June and took the difficult decision to call a halt to all its preparations. It meant that, for only the fourth time in its proud history, Moreton Show would not be taking place.Previously, it was foot-and-mouth disease in 195..
We really sad to announce that Moreton Show has been cancelled for 2020 because of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of the show, which would have taken place on Saturday, September 5th, have taken the decision to protect public safety.Moreton Show Chairman, Ed Hicks said: ‘It is heartbreaking for everyone involved to be cancelling Moreton Show because so many people put so much time into making it one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country. Above everything else, however, we must ensure the safety of everyone involved. This includes our visitors, the exhibitor..
Local food producers will get a big boost at this year’s Moreton Show, with most food and drink stands around the showground coming from caterers based within a 20-mile radius of the showground. In another move backing local food, the Warner’s Budgens Cotswold Food Market will offer local food sellers – who are based within 20 miles of the show - a 25 per cent discount on the price of a stand. A pitch in the popular food marquee will cost as little as £113, plus VAT, for producers from the local area. This year’s Moreton Show is on Saturday, September 5th and Events Coordinator, Meli..
The talk may have been of winter storms and incessant rain but farmers at the Moreton Show Farms and Crops Presentation Evening were more than happy to look ahead with optimism. More than 120 people gathered for this annual presentation of trophies and certificates, sponsored by Knight Frank and the mood at the Fosseway Garden Centre near Moreton-in- Marsh was upbeat. Rose Smith, chair of Moreton Show’s Farms and Crops Committee told her audience that she was proud to be part of the farming community. ‘Farmers in the Cotswolds are a resolute, creative and determined bunch who can rise to ..
The Rev Roger Simpson and Kespar Quiver, a prize-winning Cotswold ram both made their Moreton Show Plough Sunday debuts at St Denys Church, Little Compton.Rev Simpson admitted afterwards that he had greatly enjoyed the occasion while the two year-old ram was on his best behaviour throughout the one-hour service - even joining in the singing with one or two bleats. Plough Sunday dates back to medieval times and sees the blessing of farm machinery, livestock and all the people who work in farming.This was the 30th Plough Sunday service organised by the Moreton Show Society, which ..
Membership of Moreton Show is growing as more people back British farming and show their enthusiasm for the British countryside. For 2020, the Moreton Show team is planning extra offers for members and exclusive access to special events throughout the year. Membership of the show has grown from around 800 five years ago to around 1400 last year, as the show celebrated its 70th anniversary. At this year’s show, on Saturday, September 5th, members will have access to the Butler Sherborn Members’ Marquee, free parking in a special members’ area and preferential viewing of the..
The talk was of wet weather and drilling delays as Cotswold farmers gathered to show off the results of their skills at the Moreton Show Fodder Crops and Cereals competition, sponsored by Tayler & Fletcher. It was a difficult autumn for farmers after bad weather disrupted autumn planting but on an unusually fine day in Broadwell, near Moreton in Marsh, there was plenty of hay, straw, silage and malting barley on show at The Fox Inn for the judges, Philip Smith from the Cheltenham-based grain merchants, Western Arable and local dairy farmer, David Wall.Philip Smith said: ‘F..
Two of Moreton Show’s former long-serving secretaries led the way in planting 30 trees and 60 hedge plants on the showground at Old Farm on the Batsford Estate. Georgina Attwood – known to everyone as Babs – was Moreton Show secretary between 1970 and 1995 and Tim Gardner, who took over the role until 2010, are pictured with members of the Moreton Show team, planting trees on the Farmtastic area of the showground. The trees, including Silver Birch and Hazel, have been donated by the Woodland Trust as part of a nationwide tree planting scheme. Next year’s Moreton..