In our Countryside Arena at the Burghley Game and Country Fair, we focus on traditional countryside pursuits as well as some more up to date ones
Shadowquest Dog Display Team
A stunning display with these fabulous working dogs. Watch the abseiling spaniel, the search and find dogs, the security dogs and the amazing fiery climax. Not to be missed!
Watch these stunning birds of prey as they swoop and soar above the Countryside Arena. Handled by some of the UK’s top falconers, under the leadership of Ben Long Falconry, you will be able to watch the different ways in which different types of birds are flown and how they were used in different sporting and hunting activities. You may even get a chance to meet them up close!
Certainly you can meet the birds and their handlers afterwards in the designated Falconry Marquee.
Simon Whitehead, his lurcher and his team of ferrets will demonstrate how these little animals are used for the good of the countryside and farming world.
Simon is a true country man and shares a wealth of experience and understanding in this fascinating display.
We may be lacking in water in the Countryside Arena, but our angling experts Time Gaunt Baker, Peter Johnson, Ian Kilgour and Barry Grantham will be welcoming young volunteers into the arena to learn about fly casting in this informative demonstration.
If this grabs your interest, head over to our angling marquee where you can book your own individual tuition, or ask any questions of our angling experts from Trout and Salmon Conservation UK or the Angling Trust.
The Beginner and Intermediate heats tend to be held in the slightly smaller Countryside Arena. Come and watch the thrills and spills as they navigate the obstacle course on a skateboard behind a galloping horse!