GALLERY: Gorefield show is a huge success

Gorefield Show. Horse Maisy May with Stephanie George.

Gorefield Show. Horse Maisy May with Stephanie George. - Credit: Archant

THE 51st Gorefield Show has been hailed a huge success giving crowds of people a fun-packed day out.

Gorefield Show. Bob Doughty with his AJS 350.

Gorefield Show. Bob Doughty with his AJS 350. - Credit: Archant

The event featured a Red Arrows fly past, horse and pony shows, carriage driving, vintage vehicle displays, a dog show and fairground rides.

Gorefield Show. Andrew Waling getting steamed up.

Gorefield Show. Andrew Waling getting steamed up. - Credit: Archant

Highlight of the day was a fly past by the Red Arrows and a World War Two spitfire.

Gorefield Show. Pip Read with Bonnie and Conner.

Gorefield Show. Pip Read with Bonnie and Conner. - Credit: Archant

Show secretary Jo Mitchell said the spit fire flew over four times to the cheers of the delighted crowd.

Gorefield Show. Tony Allen with his VW Beetle.

Gorefield Show. Tony Allen with his VW Beetle. - Credit: Archant

'It was a good turn out and the day went very well especially considering how cold it was,' she said.


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The show raises money for village life and will go towards funds such as the church, the playing field committee, the school and local clubs.

The much-expanded pony show has become a qualifier for the British Show Pony Society and Ponies Association (UK).

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The pony events were closely followed by their larger relatives the heavy horses.

In the main ring were Shires, Percherons and Suffolk Punches followed by a falconry display courtesy of Mike Willis and his team.

The birds were on the field all day where, for a small charitable donation, members of the public could hold them for a photo.

New this year was the Little Gators Driving School where youngsters drove battery operated cars around a supervised track. There was a bouncy castle, swing boats, a teacup ride and athletic competitions with cash prizes.

Throughout the day in the main ring there were parades of classic and vintage cars and tractors, carriage driving, a fancy dress show and novelty dog classes.

There was also a wide range of side shows and country stalls.

The event was the first to make use of the village's new pavilion, which was opened recently by TV presenter Jake Humphrey.

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