Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Henley Show 2014 should be best ever

THE man in charge of the Henley Show says this year could be the best ever.

Mike Cannon, chairman of the Henley and District Agricultural Association, is looking forward to Saturday’s show at Greenlands Farm in Hambleden.

There will be a horticultural section for the first time and a record number of livestock entries as well as about 90 trade stalls, a dozen more than last year.

The showjumping competition has attracted a record 38 riders, including Britons Graham and Tina Fletcher and William Funnell.

Mr Cannon, 70, said: “The Henley Show offers everything. It is agricultural, yes, and we have sheep, cattle and poultry and a very big horse section and people do come for that, but we also have vintage cars, shopping and some of the best catering.

“We also have our wonderful Food and Farming Marquee where we show where food comes from.”

Events in the main ring will include a display of Trec (horsemanship) with commentary by Kelly Marks and a forestry display as well as the traditional parades. Other attractions include “dancing” sheep, a falconry display, a traditional carousel and a rodeo bull.

Mr Cannon, who will step down in March after six years, added: “The show has something for everyone. It could be the best year yet — weather permitting.”

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