In our largest arena of Burghley Game and Country Fair, the Andy Singleton Arena, we have space for some of our main attractions.
The Shire Horse Society
Watch and learn about these magnificent animals as they parade the Andy Singleton arena in all their finery. One of the few teams in the world to present a six-horse dray, they are wonderful to watch and you will not want to move until they have finished their demonstration. Then go and meet them in their own Shire Horse Village and learn about how they are cared for, dressed and groomed.
Shetland Racing UK (Sunday only)
Watch these young jockeys as they race their shelties over a series of jumps to win our exciting sweepstake. hilarious between-race interviews reveal some of their secret strategies. Great fun for all the family. Pick your favourite and cheer them on!
Our horse boarders will be on their third heat of the 2018 championships. An exciting extreme sport, where a boarder is pulled at speeds of up to 28mph around a series of obstacles by a galloping horse. Sounds crazy? It may be – but it’s also incredibly skilful and great fun to watch. We have both Elite and Intermediate heats in the Andy Singleton Arena (Novice in the Countryside Arena) Expect thrills and spills and plenty of flying mud!
Scurry Trials and Driving
In their fourth heat of the British Championships; these teams of ponies with their skilled drivers work their way around an arena full of obstacles in the fastest possible time.
Machine Vs Beast
Also with a chosen scurry team; we pit the skill and dexterity of these little ponies against the might of a 4×4 Isuzu vehicle under the expert handler
of Jeremy – a test driver and racing driver. Horsepower v Pony power – who will you be cheering for?
Don’t forget to visit the Isuzu stand! Isuzu are one of the main sponsors of Living Heritage Country Shows.
Watch these stunning birds of prey as they swoop and soar above the Andy Singleton Arena. Handled by some of the UK’s top falconers, under the leadership of Ben Long Falconry, you will learn how they are flown, used in sport, worked with dogs and you will enjoy out pageant of riders, birds and dogs, all in Tudor costume, and demonstrating falconry on horseback – just as it used to be done.
Again, you are welcome to meet the birds afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.