GALLERY: Gorefield show is a huge success
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THE 51st Gorefield Show has been hailed a huge success giving crowds of people a fun-packed day out.
The event featured a Red Arrows fly past, horse and pony shows, carriage driving, vintage vehicle displays, a dog show and fairground rides.
Highlight of the day was a fly past by the Red Arrows and a World War Two spitfire.
Show secretary Jo Mitchell said the spit fire flew over four times to the cheers of the delighted crowd.
'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.