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..
Moreton Show chairman, Steve Parkes and Hollie Byrne, from sponsors Knight Frank, check out the silverware at the Moreton Show Farms & Crops competition presentation night at the Fosseway Garden Centre. 'We're proud to support excellence in British farming and it's a great honour to work with the farmers of Moreton Show,' said Hollie.
Steve said: 'The Farms & Crops prize giving is one of the highlights for Moreton Show, where we celebrate all the hard work of the past year by our farmers.'
Moreton Show has ‘super sub’ Lucy Mellor as secretary for this year’s show on Saturday, September 2nd.
Lucy has taken on the secretary’s job for a year while show secretary, Sarah Taylor looks after her new baby son, Ted, who was born in January.
Lucy, who studied at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, has a wide experience of working in the agriculture, food and events industries.
She’s done everything from overseeing celery packing and sourcing salad from Kenya, to setting up the Asparagus Festival in Evesham and helping to run the Royal Show, the Royal Festival of..
Moreton Show is teaming up with three agricultural shows in the Midlands to stage a new ‘Triple Crown’ competition for showing cattle.
Hanbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire (Saturday, July 1st), Burwarton Show in Shropshire (Thursday, August 3rd) and Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2nd will award the Three Shires Cattle Trophy to the exhibitor who gains the most points across all three shows.
The new, prestigious award, with a £1,000 top prize, is sponsored by Moreton-based Nimrod Veterinary Products manufacturers of the SELEKT cattle rehydration system.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s breakfast show presenter, Mark Cummings will be the star judge at this year’s Moreton Show Dog Show on Saturday, September 3rd.
Moreton Show’s Dog Show is always one of the most popular attractions and for 2016 the canine ring includes dog obedience displays by the Good Dog Ownership School, a scent demo by Paw Behaviour, a gun dog display by Crendon Canines and a ‘Have A Go Rally’ where owners and dogs can put their pooches through their paces, testing how well they behave.
Moreton-in-Marsh Show’s equine classes are proving more popular than ever as Britain continues its love affair with the horse.
Stepping out in perfect harmony at Moreton Show
Organisers of this year’s Moreton Show, held in the heart of the Cotswolds on Saturday, September 3rd are urging all equine entrants - especially for the show classes - to book in as soon as possible. ‘We don’t want anyone to be disappointed,’ said horse section secretary Liz Day. ‘Our horse showing classes and show jumping events are growing every year so if you want to be at Moreton, the best advice is ‘kick-o..
Moreton Show has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the Cotswold property agents, Butler Sherborn as part of a drive to boost membership.
Butler Sherborn, which has offices in Cirencester, Stow on the Wold, Burford, Oxford, Wantage and London, is sponsoring the Members Marquee at the Moreton Show showground on Saturday, September 3.
Pupils at Hanwell Fields Community School in Banbury had some new playmates when three piglets, three lambs and three chickens took up temporary residence on the playing field.
Children are being asked to ‘pop a potato in a pot’ for the Moreton Show judges who are on the look out for super spuds.
The ever popular ‘Potato in a Pot’ competition aims to encourage youngsters to grow their own vegetables.