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Shetland Pony Grand National Returns to Moreton Show
As Moreton Show returns for 2022 the team are making the final touches to the timetable and confirm that they’ve secured the mini jockeys and their steeds for the second year in a row. The Shetland Pony Grand National was a galloping success last year and visitors can now look forward to watching the Shetlands and their junior jockeys race around the arena again in 2022.  These junior jockeys tour up and down the country competing at many prestigious events including, Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Game Fair and Badminton Horse Trials. In this event, the jockeys jump over mini ..
Triple Crown for cattle showing returns for 2022
Three agricultural shows in the Midlands are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Three Shires Cattle Competition, the ‘Triple Crown’ for showing cattle.  Hanbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire (Saturday, July 2nd), Burwarton Show in Shropshire (Thursday, August 4th) and Moreton Show in Gloucestershire (Saturday, September 3rd) will award the Three Shires Cattle Trophy to the exhibitor who gains the most points across all three shows. The respected award, with a £1,000 top prize, is sponsored by Chanelle Animal Health manufacturers of the Doramax Pour-on. Kathryn ..
Can You Help to Restore the Stone that Inspired Tolkien?
Locals will probably have noticed that work is underway to restore and renovate the ancient Four Shire Stone which is said to have inspired the Lords of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien.Tolkien was a frequent visitor to this corner of the Cotswolds and it’s understood that this waymarker, which is around a mile and half from Moreton in Marsh, caught his imagination. Fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings will know of the Three Farthing Stone of the Shire.The top of the 15 ft high pillar - which marks the ancient boundary between Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcesters..
Moreton Show is back again!
Moreton Show returns on Saturday 3rd September 2022. After a bumper Moreton Show 2021, when the countryside extravaganza returned with a bang, the team present Moreton Show 2022 and promise it will be even better than last year! Moreton Show is a premier one-day agricultural show, set in the heart of the North Cotswolds. It has been established for over 70 years and is now one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting more than 20,000 visitors.  The show, prides itself on its traditional values, providing a stage for local produce and crafts, as w..
Law firm Lodders clocks-up 25 years at Moreton Show
Law firm Lodders is celebrating a quarter of a century of sponsoring and supporting Moreton Show when the countryside and farming event makes a welcome return on Saturday 4 September. The firm’s managing partner Paul Mourton says: “We're delighted that we will be back at Moreton Show this year - it's our 25th year sponsoring and supporting the show, and as always, we've got lots of fun activities planned on the Lodders stand, such as a Pimm’s hour, brunch, ploughman's lunch, and afternoon tea - and treats and water available for dogs!”  Joining the Lodders’ team on the ..
2020 Sponsors Thank You Plaque
In appreciation for the generous support our sponsors gave us through the Coronavirus Pandemic, this plaque will be placed into a dry stone wall - situated on showground - on Show Day, for everyone to admire. Tom Hayman-Joyce, Chair of Moreton Show, says: "I would like to thank the local businesses and individuals who have supported us throughout the Covid pandemic.” ..
NEW ROLE FOR SARAH
Planning continues for this year’s Moreton Show and Sarah Taylor has become the new Showground and Trade Stand Secretary.Sarah has been Show Secretary since 2015 and is switching roles to steer Moreton Show through the post Covid-19 landscape.Sarah and her family run the popular and successful Swalcliffe Park Equestrian at their family farm near Banbury - home of horse trials, schooling and clinics.Sarah said: ‘I’m really looking forward to my new job at Moreton Show. I enjoy the logistical side of running events which I've been involved with for many years. In these post pandemic, challengi..
Our Fabulous Horse Committee Chairman - Trevor Clarke
We're fortunate to have a great team of people at Moreton Show who work hard to make our show a success.   In our latest series 'Moreton Show People'  - we meet our fun-loving and enthusiastic Horse Committee chairman,Trevor Clarke.    Tell us about your first horse or pony?He was a Dale’s pony called Simon. He and I spent most of the summer holidays riding out from home, high up on the North York Moors.  Usually, I rode without a saddle and thankfully, he had a brilliantly long mane which helped keep the midges off.Why do you love horses and the equestrian life?Horse ..
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
We send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. He served our country with great distinction...
Planning Goes Ahead for Moreton Show 2021
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 ..
Moreton Show People
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..
Bluebell Makes a Winning Donation
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 ..
Missing Moreton Show
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. ..
BEST DRESSED YOUNG FARMER!
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..
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