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Events

Welcome to our events listing. Please note that this list is updated constantly, but is not exhaustive. If you know of an event which you feel will be of interest to Countryside Alliance members and supporters, please email details to: news@countryside-alliance.org. Please note that priority will be given to events & fundraisers which benefit the Countryside Alliance or The Countryside Alliance Foundation.

Events:

Featured event: 14th September - Hampshire Country Sports Day

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The famous Hampshire Country Sports Day returns to the Tichborne Estate, Alresford, for a family day which includes a terrier & lurcher show, demonstration by Cornish Countryman Chris Green, gundog scurry, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, an inter-hunt relay, falconry, ferrets, terrier racing, a fun dog show, plenty of food and shopping opportunities and much more. This year's show is in honour of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright, who died in March and who always loved this show above all others. Find out more about the show here www.hampshirecountrysportsday.co.uk. Read the countryside's tributes to Clarissa here.

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4 - 7 September - Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Thursday, 4 September 2014

4 - 7 September - Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Come and visit the Countryside Alliance stand, join up as a member and find out what we are currently campaigning on. www.burghley-horse.co.uk/

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Warwickshire Countryside Day 7 September - cancelled

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Warwickshire Countryside Day, which was to have been held at Hatton Country World on 7th September, has very sadly had to be cancelled. 

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7th September - Fonthill Hunter Trial, Fonthill Park. Wiltshire

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Fonthill Hunter Trial - Sunday 7th September at Fonthill Park, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5SH. Fantastic traditional hunter trials held in beautiful surroundings, over well built fences on old turf. Don't miss this once a year opportunity to compete here. Mini XC clear round (in a ring) approx. 1ft 6'' Novice course 2ft6'' and Open 3ft'' plus pairs. XC schooling on the morning after... (Monday 8th Sept) schedule available on: www.swwhunt.co.uk or call sec. on 07809714473 / suepricetrf@hotmail.com

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11-14 September - Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are now firmly established in the eventing calendar. It has been running since 1990, attracting the world's best riders and the thousands of spectators who come each year to watch the event. www.blenheim-horse.co.uk

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14th September - Blenheim Horse Trials Hunt Supporters' Day

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Join in the fun at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials on Sunday 14th September for the Hunt Supporters Day! This is the final day of competition with an action packed timetable. The CCI*** competitors show jump for the title in the electric atmosphere of the Marlborough Arena, whilst the younger horses in the CIC*** class take on Eric Winter’s challenging cross country track. Three packs of hounds parade in the Main Arena just prior to the climax of the final phase of the competition; The Heythrop, The Farmers’ Bloodhounds and the RAC Beagles, this is one of the highlights of the horse trials for the Duke of Marlborough who encourages both adults and children to enter in to the arena to meet the hounds and hunt staff and join in with the spectacle.

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14th September - Frampton Country Fair, Glos

Sunday, 14 September 2014

14th September - Frampton Country Fair, Frampton on Severn, Glos www.framptoncountryfair.co.uk/ - you can get to Frampton Country Fair via the SAT NAV postcode GL2 7EX. The man in charge of the event is Rollo Clifford: “My family have lived in Frampton on Severn since the 11th Century, and it gives me enormous pleasure when I can invite people to enjoy the landscape, learn how it works, and find out a little bit more about our living, working countryside, rural skills and native breeds. For me, the most important aspect of the day is that we can support local charities and countryside related good causes by opening our gates for others to enjoy and participate in this beautiful environment."

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20-21 September - Royal County of Berkshire Show

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Royal County of Berkshire Show, 20-21 September 2014 - The Countryside Alliance will once again be at the ‘have a go’ show! This year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show on 20 and 21 September is lining up a raft of hands-on opportunities for those who like action on their day out. From den building to stunt biking and from setting up an allotment to 4x4 Land Rover training – this year’s show will have a wide selection of activities in which show goers can get actively involved. Others include the hugely popular Army Zone which incorporates a blow-up assault course. And there will also be some new opportunities for children to get up close with animals. The show remains a firm highlight in the UK’s agricultural calendar with hundreds of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry from all over the country competing for top prizes. With hundreds of stands showcasing the best of British produce and gifts, no high street offers the same diversity of shopping, crafts and foods. Buy tickets early for big discounts. A family of four can save up to £16.00 by buying before 31 July. More information from www.berkshireshow.co.uk

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20 & 21 Sept - Midland Game Fair, Weston Park, Shropshire

Saturday, 20 September 2014

20 & 21 Sept 2014 - the Midland Game Fair at Weston Park, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. http://www.midlandgamefair.co.uk/

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Sunday 21st September - Somerset Summer Lunch

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Countryside Alliance is organising a Summer Lunch at Crowcombe near Taunton on Sunday 21st September by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Anthony Trollope-Bellew who have kindly offered us the use of a large marquee and caterers for the day. Tickets are just £35 or a table of 10 for £330 which includes canapés on arrival, a delicious lunch and ALL DRINKS are included in the price. The event is being run roughly at cost so there will be a small Auction on completion of lunch. Our Guest Speaker is the Countryside Alliance President Baroness Ann Mallalieu QC (pictured addressing the Hyde Park Rally in 1997). For further details and a booking form please contact Alison Hawes at alison-hawes@countryside-alliance.org or ring 01752 830430

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