BROMPTON REGIS SHOW AND GYMKHANA
SATURDAY, 20th AUGUST 2022
SHOW SECRETARY’S REPORT
Thankfully, the weather was kind to us enabling all events to go ahead on the show ground, the first time since 2018!
We had a record turn out and the car parking field was full and well organised by Matthew and his team. Family’s flocked through the gates and enjoyed many attractions as well as refreshments organised and ran for the first time by Rosanne Coates and her team of ladies. Shirleys BBQ was also an enormous success which ensured everyone had something delicious to eat and drink throughout the day. And this year’s show was a first to run a licensed bar kindly run by Louise and Glenn Bengston.
The Gun Dog Scurry, ably run by Charlie and Ros Dawson, was very well supported by both competitive and non-competitive entries.
The Brompton Regis Morris Dancers entertained us with music, dance and cheer and it was lovely to see so many families enjoy the five dances they put on in the afternoon.
Becky Nelder and Emma Cox kept the younger children occupied with face painting and children’s entertainment throughout the day. The Bric-a-Brac, bottle stall and plant stalls were all well attended with many things bought.
The Auction of Pledges had some great offers and yet again Sherry Wades challenging work in the running the raffle, tombola, and golden bucket all helped contribute to the show’s income.
There was a wonderful line up of Vintage tractors on display in the Scurry Field where enthusiast could cast their expert eye over such delights and speak with their owners.
The exhibits tent was well supported with some fantastic floral arrangements. The cookery show was yet again well supported with some tasty looking bakes on display.
The dog show was a tremendous success thanks to Angie Horne for running it for the first time and with Jane Chambers who helped take the many entries on the day. Large classes of various breeds entered the ring to be put before the Judge, many who brought their dogs were on holiday and visiting the area.
The horse show expertly organised by Caroline Sullens, had some good turn outs, with local riders and some travelling from further afield. Caroline and her team of helpers and judges did a fantastic job. Notable winners were Cayleb Neate-Burke and Charlie who won the Championship for classes 7-13 and took home the Brendon Hill Cup. The showing classes were reasonably well supported, and we even had a mare with her foal in one class which the spectators especially enjoyed seeing. The winner of the Championship class for all winners in classes 15-16 was Apryl Little and Anchor Kryptonite taking home the Shircombe Challenge Cup.
The West Somerset Hunt gave a wonderful display in the main ring showing off their beautiful hounds and immaculately turned-out horses and hunt staff. Families flocked to the ringside to watch and find out more about them and then they were invited into the ring to meet the hounds, horses, and staff.
The children enjoyed the Bouncy castle, and we also had a bucking bronco which many older children (and adults alike!) tried to test their strength and balance before being thrown off in fits of laughter!
The Young Farmers had their coconut shy, and many people tried their luck at hitting as many coconuts to the ground as possible. The Magnificent Marble run organised by Damien Fieldhouse was a remarkable success and both adults and children found their inner engineering skills to fathom out a way to get the marble from the top of a board to the bottom in the slowest time.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who put so much effort into making it such a successful show, before, during and after the day, sadly far too many good souls to mention here, to our numerous sponsors and supporters and to the Glenn and Louise Bengston for their generosity in allowing us to use their fields and to the Knight Family for providing their field for our car park – without you ALL, we would not have a show.
The committee will see provisional accounts on the 20th of September meeting, and then the village organisations will be invited to bid for funds ahead of the AGM in November to which you are all invited.
Hope to see you all at next year’s show which will be on Saturday 19th August, 2023!
Tash Cowley – Show Secretary