So much to see and do

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

HORSE lovers will have plenty to see at the show as equines of all shapes and sizes will fea­ture strongly through­out.

From Shires to Shet­lands, a visit to the equine area, with a packed and var­ied pro­gramme will not fail to in­ter­est horse lovers of all kinds. Dis­plays in­clude heavy horses, side-sad­dle rid­ing, the re­train­ing of race­horses, don­keys and minia­ture horses.

The show jump­ing com­pe­ti­tions bring to­gether many of the coun­try’s lead­ing ex­hibitors for three days of top class com­pe­ti­tions.

This year show jump­ing will be in the main arena. These classes al­ways at­tract top rid­ers from through­out the coun­try.

Don’t for­get to visit the eques­trian vil­lage fea­tur­ing a wide range of spe­cial­ist ex­hibitors, pro­vid­ing ev­ery­thing for the horse en­thu­si­ast.

Vin­tage agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery, steam and clas­sic cars will have a larger sec­tion this year and the demon­stra­tions and pa­rades by these mag­nif­i­cent ma­chines will be a treat for all nostal­gia buffs.

Food re­mains at the heart of the show and the chil­dren’s Great Bri­tish pasty kitchen will in­struct young­sters on how their food gets from the farm to their plate in a hands on way.

The food hall will con­tain many of the re­gion’s best food and drink pro­duc­ers, sell­ing their de­li­cious pro­duce.

You will also be able to gain in­spi­ra­tion in the food demon­stra­tion the­atre, while the fi­nal­ists in the school food chal­lenge will amaze you with their skills as they bat­tle it out for this pres­ti­gious tro­phy to­mor­row.

There is plenty of op­por­tu­nity for re­tail ther­apy, with more than 400 re­tail stands to choose from, in­clud­ing life­style and fashion, a craft fair and the food hall.

East of Eng­land gar­den show exhibitor Han­nah DeAn­ge­lis with some of her gar­den sculp­tures.

The so­ci­ety is also de­lighted to an­nounce record en­tries across the live­stock classes at this year’s show.

There will be more than 540 head of cat­tle, 440 sheep and 100 pigs all mak­ing up a fab­u­lous dis­play of farm live­stock from across the UK.

Beef cat­tle will be es­pe­cially strong, as this year’s show is also host­ing the English Na­tional Charo­lais Show.

The Grand Pa­rade of Live­stock will take place at 3.30pm on Satur­day in the cat­tle ring.

Few will be able to re­sist the Peter­bor­ough In­ter­na­tional Orchid Show, which will have a huge dis­play of fab­u­lous or­chids and ex­hibitors com­ing from around the world.

Back for its fourth year, there will be a full pro­gramme of lec­tures over the week­end, as part of the Bri­tish Orchid Coun­cil Congress.

Lec­tures will be priced at £3 per lec­ture (free to congress reg­is­trants):

These are as fol­lows: Satur­day, 11.15am to 12.15pm, Michael McIll­mur­ray, The Genus Max­il­laria; 2pm to 3pm, Jeff Hutchings, Grow­ing Hardy Or­chids in a Bri­tish Gar­den; 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Ivan Por­tilla, Or­chids of Ecuador

Then on Sun­day: 10am to 11am, Tina Stagg, The Aes­thet­ics of Orchid Grow­ing – Why We Like What We Like; 11.30am to 12.30pm, Michael Ooi, Shar­ing My Knowl­edge Of Or­chids; 2pm to 3pm, Richard War­ren, Or­chids on a Vir­tual Tree

Vis­i­tors to the orchid mar­quee will be able to vote for the most fra­grant orchid – giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to win the right to name a new hy­brid orchid.

The win­ning en­try will be drawn at 4pm on Sun­day and the name reg­is­tered with the of­fi­cial reg­is­trar of orchid names. The win­ner will re­ceive a copy of the reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the fes­ti­val, visit www.east­ofeng­land. org.uk

The Devil’s Horse­men rid­ing in the Main Arena last year.

RID­ING HIGH:

HERE’S SOME I MADE EAR­LIER:

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