Preview: Mickley Show 2017

Charlie Donaldson (11) with Swallow winners of The Pony Club Type Award.
(1608271AM6). Picture: Adrian Murray.
Charlie Donaldson (11) with Swallow winners of The Pony Club Type Award. (1608271AM6). Picture: Adrian Murray.

The warm and friendly atmosphere of the Mickley Show has made it such a hit over the last 20 years, organisers have told the ‘Gazette.

This year’s show, starting at 8:30am at Newfield on Saturday, and finishing at 5:30pm, will boast a packed programme of classes, competitions and activities for all ages.

Run entirely by volunteers, there will be everything from show jumping and dog classes, to mounted fancy dress and sack races.

Committee member Sue Townend said: “It is such a friendly little show, everyone just has a nice time. My children went through the pony club, and used to go to the show.

“This is the 20th annual show. It’s been running for a long time, we want to keep it going, and it would be a shame to lose it.

“It’s great for little children, they can come along and have a go, and get a rosette whatever they do.

“It’s wonderful to see children competing at high levels who have started out at the Mickley Show.

“I’d like to thank everyone who is working so hard to help put on the show and set it up.”

Highlights this year include the parade of the West of Yore foxhounds at 2pm, the dog classes at 12:30pm, and the gymkhana games at 12:30pm.

The money raised from this year’s show will go towards The Hunt Staff Benevolent Fund, and entry costs £3.

The cost of running the show is £3,000, and throughout the day there will be fundraising to secure the future of what has become such a well-loved tradition.

To see a full schedule for the Mickley Show, go to: www.mickley-show.co.uk