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..
The Moreton Show Home & Garden team held a special workshop on Easter Monday at the Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton in Marsh. The aim of the Moreton Show – Have a Go session was to demonstrate that even gardening newcomers can grow and prepare fruits, vegetables and flowers to impress the judges. Local vegetable growing expert, Chris Small led the way with advice on entering the produce section; members of Moreton in Marsh Flower Club had handy hints on flower arranging and children were taught how to make a mini garden and how to grow potatoes. Moreton Show, which takes place on ..
The country’s best horses and ponies will be battling for two new Supreme Championship titles at this year’s Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2nd. For the first time, Moreton Show, which is the finale to the summer equestrian season, will have a Supreme Champion Horse and a Supreme Champion Pony. The top prizes will be open to horses and ponies taking part in the 35 classes at Moreton Show which are qualifiers for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham in October. Horses in the Retraining of Racehorses qualifiers will also be eligible for the championship tit..
Youngsters planning to enter the Home and Garden classes at this summer’s Moreton Show can learn from the experts at Fosseway Garden Centre on Easter Monday. Gill Godwin, co-owner of the Garden Centre and children’s head steward in the Home and Garden Marquee at Moreton Show is running a masterclass in creating exhibits to impress the judges. It’s all called Moreton Show – Have a Go, a series of workshops designed to help even the unlikeliest gardener create something that could be entered for Moreton Show on September 2. The workshops start at 11am. There are some 15 children’s classes ..
The finest farming machinery will turn out on Sunday, May 7 for The Bluebell Run, the annual tractor run 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 Andoversford and back. It all starts with registration from 9.30am at Downs Farm, on the Batsford Estate, courtesy of Bruce and David Minett. It costs £10 per tractor, payable on the day and money will be raised for Cancer Research UK. The Bluebell Run route then takes in the lovely country lan..
Green-fingered experts are coming together to help amateur gardeners grow something special for the Home and Garden section at this summer’s Moreton Show on September 2. Leading the way will be Chris Small, from Stow on the Wold, a prominent local grower and judge, who will be passing on his expertise between 11am and 3pm on Easter Monday at the Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton in Marsh. Chris is chairman of the Stow on the Wold Allotments Association and is team leader of the vegetable section at Moreton Show. The aim is to demonstrate that even gardening newcomers can grow and prepare..
A Cotswolds farmer who has worked for Princess Anne and whose sheep received the Royal seal of approval from Prince Charles, is the new chairman of Moreton Show. Steve Parkes, 67, from Stow-on-the-Wold, has worked in farming and agriculture for more than half a century and is one of the country’s leading breeders of the rare ‘Cotswold Lion’ - the Cotswold sheep famed for its ‘golden fleece’. Steve was born in Charlton Kings, in Cheltenham, where his family lived for six generations. He studied agriculture at Hartpury College, near Gloucester, and then worked as a cowman on dairy farms i..