Broadway father and son, Ken and Jason Brain made sure that success stayed in the family at the Farms and Crops annual prize giving, organised by the Moreton in Marsh and District Agricultural and Horse Show Society and sponsored by Knight Frank. Among the trophies presented to Ken, 70 and Jason, 25, from Peters Farm at Broadway, was the Farmers’ Ball Challenge Bowl for Champion Farm. It’s a title they also won at the Gloucester Root, Fruit and Grain Society and it’s the second time in three years that the 1000-acre Peters Farm has achieved the double. On a night when more than 140 farm..
There were beaming smiles and full glasses of the very best gin and tonic as Moreton Show welcomed new members at an exclusive evening hosted in fine style by The Cotswolds Distillery. The sun shone too as Moreton Show chairman, Steve Parkes welcomed members who had joined at this summer’s show. As the sun went down, it was Cotswolds Distillery’s Head of Events, Oliver Morris who conducted fascinating tours of the Stourton plant. The evening was organised by Council members, Diana Acland, Katharine Loyd and James Coker. ..
The award winning actor, Anthony Andrews gave his own five star review to Moreton Show after playing a leading role as one of the judges in a new equestrian competition. Andrews and his wife, Georgina are equestrian experts who have competed and won at the highest levels and were the invited judges for Moreton Show’s first Supreme Champion Horse and Pony. Andrews, one of our finest actors who won a Golden Globe and a Television BAFTA as Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited in the 1980s, said: ‘I'm at Moreton Show because it's a spectacular show. It really does encompass everythi..
A pitchfork, hay, hens and country goodies helped David Glaisyer win the Moreton Show best shop window display competition. His shop, Astley House Fine Art in Moreton in Marsh High Street finished top of the Non-Food Retail section and was then named Overall Winner by this year’s judge, the Moreton West Cotswold District Councillor, Alison Coggins. She said David’s design ‘captured the quintessential essence of Moreton Show’. David said: ‘The main aim of the window display is to get people to stop and look because it’s for visitors and local people.’ Mind won the charity shop section,..
Forget Strictly, the most dynamic dancing this summer will be at Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2, when the JCB Dancing Diggers will be in the spotlight. The monster machines will be performing throughout the day in the Grand Arena. But they will not be the only big kit on show. The stunning line-up of vintage tractors is always a major draw, as is the array of combine harvesters on sale in some of the 350 trade stands. For the children, there’s also Tractor Ted. The showground on the Batsford Estate in Moreton in Marsh will be a celebration of the very best in farming, food and ..
Lost children at Moreton Show are a thing of the past, thanks to the wristband scheme sponsored and run by the Moreton in Marsh-based Dormer House School. Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country, with some 25,000 visitors coming onto the showground on the Batsford Estate. The show on Saturday, September 2 will be the third year in succession that Dormer House School will man stands at both entrances, handing out wristbands to parents of children. The scheme is simple – parents add their mobile phone numbers to the bands and, if a child becomes separat..
Moreton Show held its first, exclusive members' evening with a Countryside and Farming Brexit debate held at the Notgrove Estate. Broadcaster, Sybil Ruscoe from BBC Radio 4's Farming Today chaired the discussion and on the panel were the Cotswolds farmer, Andrew Bullock, crops expert, Neil Harris from Kings Crops, the South West vice-chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Cate Le Grice-Mack and estate manager, Christopher Smith from Perdix. Diana Acland, from the Moreton Show membership team said: 'We had a terrific discussion about the future of farming and the countryside and ..
The countdown begins for this summer’s Moreton Show when tickets – including the new e-tickets - go on sale on July 1 and buying early will mean big savings. Tickets are available to buy at a variety of stores and visitors’ centres in and around the Cotswolds, with all the details on the show website. It used to be the case that entry to the show was by paper ticket only. Not any more. This year, for the first time, there are e-tickets, available through the website. Steve Parkes, Moreton Show chairman said: ‘The launch of ticket sales tells all of us that the countdown has begun in earn..
‘SUPREME CHAMPION’ New for 2017 SUPREME CHAMPION £400 Kindly sponsored by Springpack Ltd PLUS Horse Portrait by David Lloyd Collins worth £200 SUPREME RESERVE £250 RESERVE £100 The SUPREME HORSE & SUPREME PONY class will be open to all Champions & Reserves of all HOYS & RoR qualifying classes. For no Championship – 1st & 2nd placings Supreme Champion Flyer ..
The 2017 Moreton Show poster has arrived featuring the fabulous Longhorn Gentons 007 James Bond and his handler Josh Brigg from Bishops Gorse Farm in South Warwickshire. You can seen the beautiful Longhorns at Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2nd. Thanks to Martin Streets for the design work. ..
The deadline is fast approaching for entries for the big cattle competition of the summer - the new ‘Triple Crown’ competition of cattle showing which takes place at three Midlands agricultural shows. Hanbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire (Saturday, July 1st), Burwarton Show in Shropshire (Thursday, August 3rd) and Moreton Show (Saturday, September 2nd) will award the Three Shires Cattle Trophy to the exhibitor who gains the most points across all three shows. Entries must be in at the first show, Hanbury by June 21st. The new, prestigious award, with a £1,000 top prize, is sponsore..
Shops and businesses in Moreton in Marsh are to offer big discounts to members of Moreton Show. The move is part of a drive to attract more people to become members and be part of Moreton Show – one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country - which takes place on Saturday, September 2. The members’ special package will now offer discounts from between five and 20 per cent in some 35 shops and businesses, including hair and beauty, books, cafes, pet supplies, gardening, art, clothing and many more. Membership of Moreton Show already includes free entrance to the show, a..
A record turn-out saw 64 tractors of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages complete their 41-mile journey through the north Cotswolds on the annual Bluebell Run in aid of Cancer Research UK on Sunday (May 7). Organised by the North Cotswold Tractor Club and Moreton Show, the Bluebell Run set off in glorious sunshine from Downs Farm on the Batsford Estate. As the weather improved and temperatures rose, the convoy passed at a sedate 12 mph through Cutsdean, Ford, Sudeley Hill, Brockhampton, Syreford and Shipton Oliffe before pausing for lunch in Hampen. From there, the tractors travelled t..
The finest farming tractors will turn out on Sunday, May 7 for the Bluebell Run, the annual trip through the north Cotswolds. Organised by Moreton Show in conjunction with the North Cotswold Tractor Club, this year’s tractor run will cover a 42-mile route from Moreton in Marsh to Hazleton and back, on a circular route taking in lovely country lanes, fords, farms and estates and will keep to the west side of the Fosse Way. Top speed for these modern-day workhorses will never exceed 12mph and a mid-route stop is planned at Lower Hampen Farm. From the Batsford Estate, the route will take in..