Dog-friendly events this weekend
The 2016 Herts & Essex Country Fair, Dog and Heavy Horse Show takes place in The Park, Brent Pelham, this weekend, on Sunday 21 August 2016 .
The beautiful shire horses return again for 2016 and the Heavy Horse enthusiasts will be running a range of classes to recognise the breeds of heavy horses which have played such an important role in agriculture in the past.
The main ring events will feature a variety of displays by sheepdogs, gun dogs, foxhounds, beagles, bassets and falconry as well as a parade of vintage tractors & a dog agility display team.
All dogs are welcome at the show, and them and their owners will be able to enter classes in the Family Dog Show, perhaps the ‘Best 6 legs’ class is for you? In addition dogs skills can be tested in the Gun Dog Scurry, on the dog agility course, or in the new dog obedience competition.
Local Gamekeeper Steve Reynolds of Hamels Park, Buntingford will be the commentator as well as encouraging spectators to try their hand at traditional games such as egg throwing.
In addition to the Family Dog Show a full range of classes for both Terriers and Lurchers will be available. There will also be Terrier Racing.
There will be a number of stalls and a funfair for children. A range of refreshments will be available incl Teas, Bar, Hog Roast and BBQ.
Heavy Horse classes commence at 11am and the main ring displays at 11.45am. Gates open at 10.30am.
For further details see website www.hertsandessexcountryfair.com