Back by popular demand, Weeton Show is hosting another Pony Clinic this Thursday 5th June at Almscliffe Hall, Huby.
At this clinic we will look at the following:
Pasture and Worm Management: Vet Richard Sutcliffe from Eclipse Equine Veterinary Practice will tell you all you need to know!
Buying, Loaning or Selling a Horse? : Specialist equine solicitor, and horse owner, Shelley L. Williams from Bevan Brittan LLP, will give you top tips for a smooth ride!
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
FRIDAY 03 JUNE 2016 - 7.30pm
(doors open at 7.00pm – approx finish 9.30pm)
ALMSCLIFFE VILLAGE HALL, HUBY, LS17 0EG
(between Harrogate and Otley – Weeton Station approx 300m)
TICKETS - £5 adults & £2.50 for children 16 and under
Available at the door
(under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
Horticap in conjunction with Weeton Show present:Hanging basket making demonstration
Horticap will show you how to create your own beautiful display tricks of the trade for maximum effect! We will also have a gardeners question time – bring your gardening conundrums for our panel of experts.
Thursday 19th May 7.00 for 7.30pm at Almscliffe Village Hall, Huby, LS17 0EG
Tickets £5.00 (includes tea/coffee & biscuits. Available on the door or on the tickets/events page of our website www.weetonshow.co.uk
In aid of our local charity Horticap
Weeton and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society, better known as Weeton Show, was established immediately after World War II. Early Membership Cards showed the “Objects of the Society" to be:
• to encourage the efficient cultivation of the soil by farmers, gardeners and all flower lovers
• to organize an annual competition and the award of prizes for the exhibition of farm crops, garden flowers, vegetables, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, domestic crafts, home pets, etc
• to hold an annual Show of Exhibits for providing a social event for all interested residents and visitors.
Since this illustrious start when the Earl of Harewood, two knights and most of the local gentry were Vice Presidents (aka Members), Weeton Show has grown to become a well loved local community event. It has taken place every year since 1945 except in 2001, when the Foot & Mouth epidemic caused cancellation of the show and in 2012 when rain stopped play.
We no longer hold competitions for the "Best Cottage Garden" or have "musical cars" in the main ring but we hope we offer something for all ages to enjoy. Take a look at this year's schedule to see what classes you would like to enter or just come along to enjoy the Show! We hope to see you on Sunday 26th July 2015.
Weeton Show Pony Clinic: How to prepare yourself and your pony for a show was held at Almscliffe Village Hall on Friday 6th March. Guests, some of whom were relatively new to the showing world, were treated to an informative and humour filled talk by one the country’s leading show pony breeders and producers, Kim Money. She was however nearly upstaged by the on-set presence of the pony Mini (Milford Fair Minuet) owned by Lisa Walmsley) who made a foot sure entrance into the hall to the delight of the audience. Mini made the utmost of her starring role taking an avid interest in equine dentist Sam Norris when she gave a detailed explanation of the horse dental formation and calmly allowed Chartered Physio Jill Hall to demonstrate the potential problem areas of a horse’s back.
Kim explained to the guests the best way, along with some of the pitfalls, to get your horse or pony ready for a show, at whatever level. In addition to tips on how to prepare the horse, she also detailed the dress code for riders, ably assisted by Emily Walmsley who modelled the correct clothing and turnout – it’s just as important to have tidy hair on the rider as well as the pony. Kim took questions throughout the talk with Mini playing to the crowd at opportune moments. In fact at one point it looked as if she might sit herself down on a chair, rest her head on a hoof and watch the accompanying slide show.
Afterwards guests were able to chat to Kim, Jill and Sam about their showing experiences and everyone agreed it had been a great opportunity to learn more about the showing world.