All creatures great and small at Heathfield Show


The Heathfield Show horse committee is planning something extra spectacular at this year’s event on May 25.

There will be a parade of the very best horses from all the native breed classes at the Little Tottingworth Farm venue.

At around 1.30pm both in-hand and ridden heavy horses will enter the main ring, along with the native breeds ranging from the larger Highland and Fell ponies down to Miniature Shetlands.

This means there will be horses from just eight hands high up to the the biggest in excess of 18 hands.

More than 200 trade stands will be looking to welcome visitors, and catering for all tastes and ages. Radio equipment, home improvement, clothing and fashion, hot tubs, camping equipment, sporting gear, combine harvesters and ferrets are listed.

Additionally, this year the AEG Cookery demonstration unit will be on the showground giving live demonstrations. Hands-on sessions can be pre-booked by calling 01435 868586.

The return of the Monster Trucks is eagerly awaited. Will Big Pete once more crush all in his path as he rumbles across the arena? You will only know the outcome if you are there on the day!

The highlights of the event for many are the livestock showing rings. Here visitors will find cattle competing for best of breed and overall show champion, likewise with the pig and sheep sections.

Food and drink will be readily available to suit all pockets and tastes. There are numerous car park entrances for traffic and plenty of free parking space. Every attendee will have the opportunity of getting a free show programme.

Designed for the entire family, the Heathfield Show always offers a day packed with interest and entertainment. Tickets are £15 per adult, £5 per child and £35 per family (2+2). Concessions are £13. The showground is on the main A265 – two miles east of Heathfield.