Please note that due to the current government guidance there has been a reduction in the main show arena to reduced crowd density. The main arena has been replaced with a smaller arena with controlled viewing areas.  

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Knight on horse

Steamhorse – Traditional Joust Show

Cheer for the Black Knight or the Golden Prince as they joust for the favour of fair maidens, turn a blind eye to cheating squires, and laugh at the antics of our naughty jester!

With breath-taking jousting displays, original storylines, movie-quality armour and colourful costumes, the Knights of Albion really push out all the stops to make their show something extra special.

Using professional stunt riders, jousters, acrobats, musicians and performers, along with our beautiful trick trained Spanish and Friesian horses, we really bring an all-star action-packed performance to any event.

Where: Countryside Arena

Chase The Bunny

A firm Living Heritage Favourite! If your dog loves to chase this could be their moment! Dogs are matched to general size and speed and race to chase the lure around the arena. Great fun to both take part in and to watch – especially when the dogs run in completely the opposite direction, or find a more interesting smell. Don’t worry: your dog won’t be the first and certainly won’t be the last!

Where: Dog 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

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

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

 

Security Dog Display

In action, the Steel City IGP Display Team. A Security Dog Display Team showing the technical skills and tactics used by both the dog and his owner.

Where: Countryside Arena, Dog Arena

 

Angling Demonstration

We may be lacking in water in the Countryside Arena, but our angling experts Peter Johnson and 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 or the Angling Trust.

Where: Fishing Arena

 

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