Cranleigh Show 2014
Kids can come to Cranleigh Show for just £1 a pop this year, a new initiative by Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society aimed at making this wonderful rural day out as family friendly as possible.
The show programme has things for all everyone to see and do. It is a great place to meet a whole range of farm animals, from long horned Highland cattle to rare-breed sheep, magnificent pigs to dinky pygmy goats which will all be competing for coveted championships. And children will also be able to get close up to smaller animals in the Fisher’s Farm Park display.
The horse show has also been redesigned to make it a fun event for all horse and pony owners. There will be classes suitable for all levels, from lead rein to ridden hunters and retrained racers. So if you have a pony – bring it along and have a go!
The popular heavy horse competition is back, along with the stylish private and light trade turnout driving classes.
Main arena events include the Kangaroo Kid and his Joey, one of the most exciting aerobatic quad-bike displays in the world. Who jumps higher, revs faster, does more derring do – the Kangaroo or his Joey? – for the Aussie stunt rider has teamed up with his son!
The internationally famous lumberjack team Adam’s Axemen will be there with an amazing display of competitive axe racing.
Andy Jackman of the BBC’s One Man and his Dog will be explaining the unique bond between shepherd and sheepdog in the main arena and birdwatchers will have a field day thanks to Eagle Heights front Kent! A Bald Eagle names Kayla will soar above the crowd, a White-backed Vulture called Becks go galumphing around the arena and a Falcon will hurtle at 120mph, while a little Barn Owl just floats around amongst the crowd.
Cranleigh Show prides itself on being part of the local community and it is run by volunteers for Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society as a not-for-profit event.
This year the Richard Onslow pub in Cranleigh High Street is taking part, creating a pop-up pub on the showground and featuring beer from the Firebird Brewery just down the road in Rudgwick. Firebird is a new micro brewery run by experienced brewsters who just couldn’t quite retire…
Learn to cast a fly, watch Warrenby Gun Dogs demonstrate obedience training and go all nostalgic over vintage tractors while children try their hand at archery , beat the goalie, bungee trampoline and quad bikes. The popular Fun with Farming display is back with fleeces, seeds and a model cow to milk who won’t kick the pail over!
Tickets available online now at www.cranleighshow.co.uk with great early booking discounts: Adult £11 (£14 on the day); Seniors £7 (£10) and Children 5-16 accompanied by an adult £1. Under 5s FREE.