Please note that the main arena may have controlled viewing areas for social distancing. Please observe 2m distances, thank you for your cooperation.

The Stannage Stunt Team

The Stannage Stunt Team

The Stannage Stunt Team will be joining us  at The Thame Country Fair with their Motorcycle Arena Display.
Tickets are selling fast so book yours for your chosen day to avoid disappointment.
Look forward to seeing you all there…
Where: Main Arena

Knight of Nottingham

Knights of Nottingham

New for 2022 we welcome the Knights of Nottingham. A popular jousting team where
Knights and Horses combine for hard hitting Medieval Jousting displays and tournaments throughout the UK and even worldwide. Our jousting shows are filled with sword swinging, gut punching thrills, anything can happen and often does with fantastic audience participation and comedy included.
Crowds may cheer for the White Knight or maybe boo at the Black Knight, either way they will certainly laugh along with our jovial friend Sir Frederick as his merry antics entertain both children and adults alike! If you come along to one of our shows in and around Nottinghamshire you may even come across Robin Hood and his Merry Men!
​As we make our way around this great country, prepare to hear the thunder of the charging forces as the great Knights battle on the medieval field somewhere near you!​​
Where:  Main Arena

 

Falconry

Watch these stunning birds of prey as they swoop and soar above the above your heads. Handled by some of the UK’s top falconers, under the leadership of Ben Long Falconry, you will learn how they are flown, used in sport, worked with dogs and you will enjoy out pageant of riders, birds and dogs, all in Tudor costume, and demonstrating falconry on horseback – just as it used to be done.

Again, you are welcome to meet the birds afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.

Where: Countryside Arena

Scurry Driving

A timed horse event where competitors run a course with obstacles. The ponies, usually in pairs pull a carriage that is operated by a driver and groom that balances a cart behind the ponies.

The teams take it in turn completing the course that is set inside the main arena.

There are different categories from novice to professional and different size of the ponies. 

All have to work together to get as fast as they can through the obstacles such as cones and gates which are only a few centimetres wider than the carriage. 

If an obstacle is knocked or missed then penalty time is added to their overall finishing time. The winner at the end is the team that finishes the fastest and usually the one with the less mistakes.

It’s a fun action-packed event that is well worth watching.

Where: Main Arena

Gundogs and Falconry Display

Don’t miss the incredibly synergy of these gun dogs and birds of prey working together.  Although the dog is a natural predator to the bird, with Paul Makepeace handling the dogs, and Ben Long handling the birds they work together as dogs and birds did in Tudor times.

Where: Countryside Arena

Sheep Dog Display

A Favourite at any Country Fair is the skills and obedience of the Sheep dog and his master. 
Watch the dog at work in the arena collecting the sheep to his masters commands in this display of teamwork that can be seen at work on any farm. 

Where: Countryside Arena

Walk Up Shoot

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens on a shoot?  This is your chance to find out. With their team of gun dogs in various stages of training, Paul Makepeace of Trochery Gundogs, and Aubrey Ladyman will be taking us through how the dogs are used at every stage, from beating with spaniels, flushing the birds out, through to pointing and retrieval in a variety of tricky situations. They will also be demonstrating how gun dogs – both Spaniels and Retrievers – are trained.

Where: Countryside Arena, Dog Arena

Chris Green

Chris Green – Wildfowling

A demonstration of Wildfowling showing all the tricks of the trade to become an expert wildfowler, someone that hunts wildfowl such as geese and wild ducks for game. Chris Green is an all round Countryman with a wealth of experience in hunting all types of game.

He has appeared on a number of TV shows including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s “A Cook on the Wild Side”, and Rick Stein’s “Food Heroes”.

Please beware there may well be a number of loud bangs in his display.

Where: Countryside Arena

Shetland Ponies

JPL Racing

One of my favourite attractions will be joining us at the Sandringham Game & Country Fair.

A must for all of you racing enthusiast with pony and young jockey racing and jumping hurdles around the race course – It’s a mini Grand National.

Where: Main Arena

 

Angling Demonstration

We may be lacking in water in the arena, but our angling experts with Barry Grantham will be welcoming young volunteers into the arena to learn about fly casting in this informative demonstration.

If this grabs your interest, head over to our angling marquee where you can book your own individual tuition or ask any questions of our angling experts from Trout and Salmon Conservation UK.

Where: Fishing Arena

 

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