The Spring Countryside Show


What a great day we had at the Spring Countryside Show today – are you going tomorrow? There’s so much to see, but here’s our own highlights:

Spring Countryside Show dorset 2022

📍 The Sheep Show. Brilliantly entertaining whilst being oddly educational – seriously do NOT miss this show. Way more fun than one man and his sheep has any right to be.
You can find it in the Friars Moor Farm Yard, three shows through the day

sheep show at the Spring Countryside Show

📍 The Farrier. For those of us not fortunate enough to have a horse, the Spring Countryside Show is a fascinating chance to see the farrier skills up close, and Sam is great at explaining as he goes.
Find him in the Garden Village, three demos through the day

farrier at the Spring Countryside Show

📍 The Falconry display. I never miss the opportunity to watch Mere Down Falconry, it’s always a brilliant show. Made even more entertaining today by an unrepentantly bolshy falcon refusing to come home – he simply buzzed the crowd with flashy fly-bys, showing off his skills.
See this in the Gritchie Brewing Company Rural Ring, two shows

📍 Heavy Horse Logging – it’s amazing watching the team at work, and incredibly interesting to learn about an ancient industry that still has a place in modern forestry. Definitely worth stopping to watch it.
See it in the Gritchie Brewing Company Rural Ring, two shows

Toby the Dorset horse logger at the Spring Countryside Show

📍 Jonathan Marshall’s Free Spirits Show at Dorset’s Spring Countryside Show – no one could walk past without stopping to watch the beauty of Jonathan’s Amadeus (yes, he’s one of the Lloyds Bank black horse) and Aria the falcon. Not the show you’re expecting – see our interview with Jonathan Marshall here.
See Jonathan in the Gritchie Brewing Company Rural Ring, two shows

Jonathan Marshall

📍 Terrier Racing – Hilarious! Think your dog has the speed? Enter them in the terrier racing (not just for terriers, we saw all sorts having a go) – it was just beautifully brilliant chaos. And the commentator is ace. Don’t miss it!
In the Gritchie Brewing Company Rural Ring, two shows a day.

📍 ALL THE FOODS! Seriously. Cheese, gin, great burgers, hog roast, jams, chills, pancakes, doughnuts, sausage rolls, cakes, fudge… Go prepared.

Why not head down to the Spring Countryside Show, it’s a great day out!
Gate Price is £12 per Adult & £1 per Child.
Find it at the Turnpike Showground, Motcombe (between Shaftesbury & Gillingham), SP7 9PL


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