Including qualifier classes for Equifest, The Side Saddle Association and The Veteran Horse Society.
May is nearly here, the days are getting longer and the weather warming up. There will soon be village fairs and fetes, gala days and markets and again, for the 58th year, the Napton Horse, Pony and Novelty Dog Show, will be held on Saturday May 25 2013. Holt Farm Southam will host the show by kind permission of P Davies.
Of course, you shouldn’t be fooled by the name. As well as the horses, ponies and dogs that descend on the showground, there are plenty of other attractions and entertainments for all to enjoy. Displays in and out of the main ring in the past have included carriage driving, vintage tractors, the Warwickshire Foxhounds, the Guide Dogs display team, terrier racing, duck herding and this year promises even more to amuse the crowds.
Aside from the entertainments there are some fabulous foods on offer including Napton’s own wonderful water buffalo burgers, and some interesting stalls and stands in the shopping village should you wish to purchase anything from a home made cake to a ride on lawn mower!
As well as being a fun day out, the show donates the money raised to local charities and causes. In previous years the show has money to the Napton War Memorial Fund, Myton Hospice, Galanos House, St Lawrence Primary School, Napton, the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire air Ambulance and 1368 (Warwick & Royal Leamington Spa) Squadron Air Training to name a few. We would like to say a big thank to all those who have come along and made this possible.
Back to the horses and dogs, there are classes for everyone to enjoy, from children to adults and from beginner to experienced. With horse classes including working hunter, mountain and moorland, family pony, championship classes and show jumping as well as qualifier classes for the Equifest, The Veteran Horse Society and The Side Saddle Association, and the dog show, the event really does cater for everyone. With rosettes, trophies and money prizes for some classes, there is even more incentive to join in. Coming early on in the season the show is a great opportunity to dust off those cobwebs and get the ponies out after winter, and also to give your young horses chance to gain valuable experience whether your chosen discipline is show jumping or showing.
The show is a great family day out that won’t stretch the budget in these troubled financial times. Competitors can contact 07899 916332 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a schedule and class bookings can be made in advance or on the day. The post code for the showground is CV47 1NB.
Novelty Dog Show
In association with Southam Country Stores
- Best Terrier type Dog or Bitch
- Best Gundog type Dog or Bitch
- Best Working type Dog or Bitch
- Best Utility or Hound type Dog or Bitch
- Best Long Coated Dog or Bitch
- Best Short Coated Dog or Bitch
- Best Young Handler (under 14 years)
- Best Veteran Handler
- Best Veteran Dog
- Best 6 Legs
- Best Condition
- Dog in Fancy Dress
Parade of Dog Show Rosette winners later in the afternoon
All Classes £1.00, Rosettes 1st – 4th, Judging to Commence at 2.00pm
Come along and join the fun and don’t miss out on what promises to be another great day out. We look forward to seeing you on 25 May 2013!