Prizes to be won for Hurst Horse Show and Country FairBy Victoria Smith
June 15, 2012
A traditional country weekend with fun for all the family is promised later this month when Hurst Horse Show and Country Fair returns to the borough.
Thousands of visitors are expected at the 33rd anniversary show, which is a celebration of the countryside, on Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24.
And to celebrate the popular event, The Wokingham Times has teamed up with organisers to offer countryside prizes (see below for full details).
Last year visitors said the weekend event had returned to its rural roots – they enjoyed the relaxed non-commercial atmosphere of a traditional show.
That winning formula is being followed this year with lots of local crafts, skills and produce, including cakes, honey, jams and plants.
Children’s attractions include farmyard animals, an army assault course, tug-of-war, ferret racing, penalty shootouts, old country crafts and a Hands on Arts pavilion featuring creative activities on the Saturday. You can even bring your pet for the dog races.
Families will be able to relax outside the beer, barbecue and tea tents to watch the arena events, including falconry displays, search and rescue dogs, street dancing, karate, morris and maypole dancing.
Gymkhana and show jumping events are returning in full this year.
See the website for schedules at www.HurstHorseShow.org.uk
The show runs from 10am to 5pm in School Road, Hurst, RG10 0DR, off the A321 between Twyford and Wokingham.
Entry to the show for children and seniors is free. Adults are £3 and teens £1.
- In the lead-up to the popular weekend, here is your chance to win a countryside prize.
Answer one easy question in this competition run by the Hurst Show and you could win a prize donated by one of our community-minded local businesses.
The prizes are:
- A photography session for your family at Orchard Studios, Hurst.
The winner will receive a complimentary 20in by 30in canvas photo print to take home.
- One of two Riverford organic food gift vouchers.
- Two lead rein riding lessons for a child at Lands End Equestrian Centre, Hurst.
- A weekend family pass to the show and a picnic hamper filled with luxury chocolates.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, answer the following question:
When is the Hurst Horse Show and Country Fair taking place this year?
Send your answer by Wednesday, June 20, with your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to: Hurst Horse Show Competition, The Wokingham Times, 8 Tessa Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8NS. Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org