Jake Humphries says Norfolk Show will be best ever
PUBLISHED: 09:50 06 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:50 06 June 2013
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Unique to this year's Royal Norfolk Show is the rare Breeds Village, offering the chance to see 40 of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust's 'watch list' animals - including the Hackney and the Suffolk Horse. Both are on the critical list with less than 300 in the UK.
The Suffolk Punch was developed for farm work, and gained popularity during the early 20th century. However, as agriculture became increasingly mechanised, the breed fell out of favour and almost disappeared.
The Hackney horse is a recognized breed developed in Norfolk, producing horses that are ideal for carriage driving. They are an elegant high stepping breed, popular for showing in harness events.
Jake Humphrey, the new Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association president is looking forward to greeting show-goers.
“I encourage you to explore as many square feet of the Showground as is physically possible because I am certain you will be surprised, educated and entertained at what promises to be the best Royal Norfolk Show ever,” he said. Tickets are available now on line at www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk