Eastington Horse Show took place adjacent to J.13 on Saturday 6th August in challenging conditions! A heavy thunderstorm in the morning necessitated holding the tents down and people diving for cover – but worse was to follow….with the closure of the M5 at J.14 and then a further accident on the motorway near the showground. This caused gridlock and mayhem in a large area with many prospective competitors unable to get to the show or enduring a very arduous journey. Furthermore we were without the invaluable services of Jim Pegler, a long time inspiration and help, due to illness. We all wish him a speedy recovery.
Nevertheless, those who made it enjoyed some high quality dressage and very competitive show jumping (this being a qualifier for the Championships at Rectory Farm in September). The children thoroughly enjoyed the Gymkhana, which concluded the afternoon. Many of the show classes were hotly contested, with high quality entries. Barrie’s magnificent Shires are always a huge attraction, one judge being seen posing for a photo beside this huge animal. They have been having a great success throughout the West Country this season
This site, on the beautiful old pasture, is superb and we are very grateful to all who kindly allow us to continue to stage the show, which has been running for 87 years, There are many who generously give their time and hard work to put the show on, and very generous sponsors, to allow the village organisations and the Air Ambulance to benefit.