More­ton Show: Ac­tor An­thony An­drews joins the judges

Lead­ing ac­tor An­thony An­drews will be don­ning the bowler at this month’s More­ton Show

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More­ton Show is used to at­tract­ing the very best in Bri­tish farm­ing and food and this year can boast an award­win­ning ac­tor among those who will be en­joy­ing the end-of-sum­mer fi­nale in this beau­ti­ful cor­ner of the North Cotswolds.

An­thony An­drews is one of our finest ac­tors and has honed his craft play­ing some of the most me­morable English­men, on stage as well as on TV and in the cinema. He won a Golden Globe and a Bafta as Lord Se­bas­tian Flyte in Brideshead Re­vis­ited in the 1980s and he has since played such no­ta­bles as Prime Min­is­ter Stan­ley Bald­win, King George VI and Pro­fes­sor Henry Hig­gins.

Like his wife of 46 years, Ge­orgina, An­drews has al­ways been mad about horses. As rid­ers and own­ers, the cou­ple are eques­trian ex­perts who have com­peted and won at the high­est level in the show­ing world and ad­mit that their pas­sion about horses goes right back to their child­hoods. Mr and Mrs An­drews are com­ing to More­ton Show as the judges for the first Supreme Cham­pion Horse and Supreme Cham­pion Pony com­pe­ti­tions.

It is the first time that, More­ton Show, which is the fi­nale to the sum­mer eques­trian sea­son, will have a Supreme Cham­pion Horse and a Supreme Cham­pion Pony and the ti­tles come with sub­stan­tial prize money and a Horse Por­trait by David Lloyd Collins worth £200.

The Supreme Cham­pi­onships will be open to horses and ponies tak­ing part in the 35 classes at More­ton Show which are qual­i­fiers for the pres­ti­gious Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birm­ing­ham in Oc­to­ber. Find out all the de­tails at www.more­ton­show.co.uk

There are plenty of in­no­va­tive com­pe­ti­tions at More­ton Show. This year also sees the cli­max of the new ‘Triple Crown’ com­pe­ti­tion for cat­tle show­ing, in which an­i­mals will be shown at three Mid­lands agri­cul­tural shows. The com­pe­ti­tion be­gan at the Han­bury Coun­try­side Show in Worces­ter­shire in July be­fore mov­ing on Au­gust 3 to Bur­warton Show in Shrop­shire. The win­ner of the most points will be de­cided at More­ton Show. The win­ner will re­ceive £1,000 and the Three Shires Cat­tle Tro­phy, spon­sored by the More­ton in Marsh­based Nimrod Ve­teri­nary Prod­ucts.

With more than 2,000 an­i­mals in com­pe­ti­tion, More­ton Show is prob­a­bly the big­gest one-day agri­cul­ture show in the coun­try. There is so much to see and do. Along with the best of the Bri­tish coun­try­side, fabulous food, the JCB Danc­ing Dig­gers and Trac­tor Ted, you can treat your­self to a whirlpool spa or just a posh pair of wellies at some of the 350 trade stands.

An­thony An­drews with Rip­ple and In­die

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