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Thrills and spills in store in Norfolk Show grand ring

PUBLISHED: 12:52 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:07 26 June 2018

The Royal Norfolk Show 2017.  Day 2.  Thursday 29th June 2017.  RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team display.  Picture: James Bass Photography

The Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day 2. Thursday 29th June 2017. RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team display. Picture: James Bass Photography

(C) JAMES BASS PHOTOGRAPHY

An impressive line-up of action-packed displays and events will be on offer in the Spire Solicitors Grand Ring at the Norfolk Show.

The Band of the Parachute Regiment on parade at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian BurtThe Band of the Parachute Regiment on parade at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt

*The Adrenaline Tour quad bike stunt display

Making their debut appearance at the show, the quad bike team soar over 30ft high in a series of breathtaking aerial stunts. Get set for spectacular tricks on quad bikes and motorbikes including quad freestyle, unusual in the UK, with huge jumps over ramps.

Jason Smyth will also enthral you with his precision as he catches memorabilia 30ft in the air above an articulated rig.

The Adrenaline Tour is accompanied by Clive Shaw Trucking, which rolls out a show-stopping fleet of American trucks including the Kenworth W900B American truck owned by Burt Reynolds.

*RAF Falcons parachute display team

The Grand Ring sees the return of another military favourite, as the RAF Falcons parachute display team jump from up to 12,000ft to perform an awesome freefall display at speeds of up to 120mph.

*Band of the Parachute Regiment

The Show’s official band performs at a wide range of formal, state and commemorative events. Its highly

trained musicians are also soldiers and trained medics and entitled to wear the coveted maroon beret. Over the years the band has deployed to locations around the world including the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Qatar, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.

*Equestrian programme and Horse of the Year Show qualifier events

Throughout the show there is a stunning programme of professional horse-riding and qualifying events.

This year’s competitions in the Grand Ring include Cobs ridden, showjumping with Ride and Drive and the prestigious International Stairway, heavy horse turnouts, scurry driving and many others.

Watch out for top-class British showjumpers

*Norfolk Remembers

A unique First World War commemoration event, narrated on both days by award-winning Norfolk historian, Neil Storey (see page 10 for more details).

*Parade of hounds

A tradition of the English countryside, the parade is a heart-warming spectacle of hounds, huntsmen and horses. The popular event delights the crowds and gives showgoers the chance to meet hounds from across Norfolk.

*Grand parade of champion livestock and heavy horses

As a salute to our farmers, exhibitors and their animals there will be a Grand Parade of award-winning and champion livestock and heavy horses. This spectacle is a really important part of the show and a must-watch.

Norfolk Remembers

A unique First World War commemoration event, narrated on both days by award-winning Norfolk historian, Neil Storey (see page 10 for more details).

*Parade of hounds

A tradition of the English countryside, the parade is a heart-warming spectacle of hounds, huntsmen and horses. The popular event delights the crowds and gives showgoers the chance to meet hounds from across Norfolk.

*Grand parade of champion livestock and heavy horses

As a salute to our farmers, exhibitors and their animals there will be a Grand Parade of award-winning and champion livestock and heavy horses. This spectacle is a really important part of the show and a must-watch.

Programme

Wednesday

7.30-9.30am Cobs Ridden Classes 71-73 HOYS qualifier

9.30-10.30am Showjumping A&B Competition Class 230

Sponsored by Eastern Power Systems

10.30-11am The Band of the Parachute Regiment

11-11.15am RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

11.15am-12.15pm Teams of three or four Heavy Horse turnouts Class 44

Sponsored by RG Carter

12.15-12.45pm The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

12.45-2.45pm Showjumping Norfolk Area Trial 231

Sponsored by Broadland Business Park

2.45-3.15pm Scurry Driving Small Class 224

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

3.15-3.35pm Parade of hounds

3.35-4.35pm Pairs of Heavy Horse Turnouts Classes 45 – 46

Sponsored by Carrick Farm Enterprises and Banham Zoo

4.35-5.30pm Grand Parade of cattle and Shire horses plus Heygates Team of five competition.

Sponsored by Heygates Country Feeds

5.30-5.55pm Scurry driving Large Class 225

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

5.55-6.25pm The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

6.25-6.40pm RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

6.40-7pm Norfolk Remembers – First World War Commemoration

7-7.30pm The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

7.30-7.50pm The Band of the Parachute Regiment and the City of Norwich Pipe Band

Thursday

8-9.40am Showjumping 1.20m Open Restricted

Two Phase Class 235

9.40-10.30am Heavy Horse 2-wheeled Cart Class 49

10.30-10.45am RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

10.45-11.15am The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

11.15-11.45am The Band of the Parachute Regiment

11.45am-12.15pm Scurry Driving Championship Class C71 HOYS Qualifier

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

12.15-1.45pm Showjumping International Stairway Grand Prix Class 236

Sponsored by British Showjumping Business Partnership

1.45-2.05pm Parade of hounds

2.05- 3.20pm Heavy Horse Turnouts Singles Classes 47-48

Sponsored by Wendy Fenwick and Martin Goymour

3.20-4.05pm Grand Parade of Cattle, Sheep, Suffolk, Percheron and Clydesdale Horses, Pigs and Goats

Sponsored by Heygates Country Feeds

4.05-5.05pm Showjumping Ride and Drive Challenge Class 237

Sponsored by Cooper Mini

5.05-5.35pm The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike

Stunt Show

5.35-6.05pm The Band of the Parachute Regiment and the City of Norwich Pipe Band

6.05-6.20pm RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

6.20-7pm Norfolk Remembers – First World War commemoration and closing ceremony

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