75th anniversary prize of £500 for Champion of Champions at Heathfield Agricultural Show

7th April

The tractor parade is one of the highlights of the show

The Heathfield Agricultural Show is back! It has a new look and lots planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary this year.

The new logo was designed by Dani McTurk of Apatite Design, winner of the Heathfield Agricultural Show Logo Design Competition. She beat 15 other entrants to be selected and the show organisers are now using Dani to design the advertising leaflets and other print material for the event.

The new logo designed by Dani McTurk

Being the 75th anniversary show the team is pulling out all the stops.  PJ Skips is kindly sponsoring and Bob Champion, ex National Hunt jockey, is judging the Bob Champion’s Champion of Champion horse entered into the show.  This is a massive prize and organisers hope it will encourage many people to enter.

A Hurricane Fly Past has been organised during the day (weather permitting), Broke FMX display quad bikes are visiting and the Shetland Pony Grand National returns with all its thrills and spills.  The Inter Hunt Relay is always popular and the many classes going on in the Livestock area will also be an attraction.

Plumpton College and the Young Farmers are collaborating in the Education marquee and this year we are catering for the junior visitors with South Brockwells Farm providing a ‘listen with animals’ reading circle.  Sitting on hay bales the children can enjoy stories of the countryside.

A joint venture with Lightning Fibre superfast broadband means there will be free wifi for all on the Showground.  This will be a huge improvement on previous years.

Show organiser Nicola Magill explains: “Everyone is familiar with the poor mobile signal around Broad Oak and particularly the showground. Well this year there will be no problem. Everybody will be able to log straight onto our private system and connect with the internet at no charge.  This will revolutionise the organisation of the show allowing speedier entrance to the showground, speedier payments via card on the showground and speedier uploading of information on to social media.  It’s a win win situation.”

Tickets and entry.

Visitors will need to purchase their tickets before the show via www.heathfieldshow.org

Adult entry is £17 and children under 16 have free entry.  Membership is an option if you want to give yourself a treat.  Forward car parking, executive loos, ring side seating are some of the many benefits of becoming a member of the show.

Visit the website for details.