Events & Attractions

MAIN RING EVENTS

Head to the main ring for an action-packed programme of events throughout both days.

More attractions to be added, watch this space!

THE DEVIL’S HORSEMEN

The Devil’s Horsemen is the leading film-industry horse supplier in Europe. Owned by horsemasters Daniel and Camilla Naprous and their father Gerard, they provide horses, carriages, tack, riders and horsemasters to international films, television programs and for photoshoots. For half a century, The Devil’s Horsemen have worked with world renowned production companies, directors, producers and photographers, including Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, HBO, Netflix, Fox Broadcasting and Working Title Films. Together they have a wealth of expertise drawing on every equestrian discipline from carriage driving to show jumping, racing, eventing, classical dressage and trick riding.

YE OLDE REDTAIL FALCONRY DISPLAY

Ray & Wendy Aliker present possibly the best falconry display you are ever likely to see in an arena…anywhere! A big boast but one that continues to live up to its reputation for over 30 years!
The speed and acrobatics of the Peregrine – Two and three Hawks flying to and from those the main ring. The Barn Owls, Eagle Owl and the Vulture fly and hover to delight the crowds. Atmospheric music ‘flies’ with the birds as Ray’s commentary tells how the birds use their natural talents and abilities to survive and succeed in the world that he has transferred to an amazing arena display. Ray calls ‘come, watch and take part’ and you cannot stay away!

SPITFIRE DISPLAY

Two Spitfires will be performing from The Old Flying Machine Company.

SUFFOLK PUNCH HORSES

Watch these beautiful creatures trot around the grounds in all their glory. The Suffolk Punch is the oldest breed of working horse in the world and is unique in its chestnut colour. As we all know this year remembers the end of the Great War, therefore our Suffolk horses will be in agricultural vehicles/implements of that period. The Suffolk horse is the oldest of the heavy horses but unfortunately the most critically endangered.

TRACTOR PARADE

At the end of each day, vintage tractors will parade around the main ring to a commentary. If you want to get involved, please download, complete and return the ‘Tractor form’.

JOSEPH’S AMAZING RACING PIGS

Six rare breed pigs, ranging from Tamworths to Gloucester Old Spots to Saddlebacks to Berkshires to Oxford sandy and blacks, will fill our arena with their amusing antics on both days. The handlers in country-style outfits encourage them down the track by shaking a bucket of food and the pigs hurl themselves over the hurdles in their rush to be the first to the bucket!

DOG AND DUCK SHOW

Stuart presents shows all over the UK in the summer season. During his demonstrations, he educates people in a humorous Kiwi style, on how to understand domesticated animals and their behaviours, and how animals work as a pack and communicate with each other. Stuart used to present horse whispering shows to the public and has been presenting The Sheep Show for the last 15 years. Now he has his own Dog and Duck Show. (Facebook: Dog and duck show). This show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, and he shows the audience how to understand the behaviour of the canine species.

AEROPLANES

FREE PARKING FOR PLANES AND CARS!
Up to 110 light aeroplanes will be landing and taking off from a grass runway at the rear of Heveningham Hall each day. If you’d like to fly in, please email or call Flying Director John Hill.

john.david.hill@btinternet.com

Tel: 07796878052

enquiries@countryfair.co.uk

 

ATTRACTIONS

Outside the main ring there are many other attractions and activities to get stuck into. From music to children's activities to impressive vehicles, there’s something for the whole family. If you need a break from all the excitement you can relax in the Walled Garden with a cream tea!

SHEEP SHOW

A humorous, educational live stage show all about sheep. With many different breeds on stage, there’s plenty to learn about sheep and shearing. Not to be missed.

PUNCH & JUDY

Children come and enjoy this traditional puppet show following the antics of Mr Punch and his wife Judy.

PARK GATE FARM DONKEYS

Caroline will be attending with some of her donkeys. Children of all ages can have a ride.

NATURE CORNER

Kids can get involved and learn about animal and plant life in the nature corner hosted by Framlingham College Prep School.

LAND ROVERS

Hop aboard a Land Rover for an unforgettable off-road experience with the Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club. Formed in 1994, the Newbourne-based club offers a ride in exchange for a small donation to their charities.

KIMMY’S MINI ZOO

Kimmy’s Mobile petting zoo provides a fun experience for both adults and children to get up close to a variety of animals.

HIGH LODGE CLAY PIGEON SHOOT

We’re giving everyone the chance to have a go at clay shooting. Our friendly staff will be on hand to give you tips.

www.highlodge.co.uk

GUN DOG SCURRY

Put your dog’s retrieving skills to the test in this canine competition.

FLOWER EXHIBITION

We are delighted that Liz Mobbs owner of Suffolk Seasons Flower Farm will be holding an exhibition of plants and flowers in the Orangery behind the Walled Garden at Heveningham. Please come and see her work.

CLASSIC VEHICLES

Choose your favourites as you admire the vast exhibition of classic cars, vintage motorbikes, static and steam engines, and tractors. If you’d like to enter your vehicle, please download, complete and return the ‘Classic Vehicle Entry form’ on the home page.

DOG SHOW, AGILITY AND FLYBALL

Over the weekend you’ll be able to enter your pooch in a number of categories from ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘dog most like its owner’ to ‘best pure breed’ and ‘best in show’. Be sure to check out the timings on the day, you don’t need to register and can pay on the day.  There is also the agility course and flyball for the energetic dog.

BUNGEE CATAPULT

For those of you that like a challenge and adrenaline rush, have a go on the bungee catapult. It’s about facing fears and pushing natural boundaries, it can build confidence and create totally unique feelings of euphoria, what are you waiting for!

Black Shuck Sportzone

The Sportzone is an area managed by a qualified and experienced sports coach and assistants where children and adults can have a go at a sport or activity free of charge, perhaps even try something for the first time, who knows we may find a star of the future!

Sports include : Touch rugby, golf, badmington, cricket, soft tennis, battle rope and football skills. 

www.blackshucksport.com

 

“SPARKY & SPRITE”

Jazz, Swing and many more songs from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s along with plenty of modern tunes performed by Sparky & Sprite. You will soon be dancing in the sunshine with these two!

Ferret Racing & Show

Cambridgeshire Ferret Welfare & Rescue Society

The society was founded in 1989 by a group of enthusiasts with the hope of eliminating the negative attitude towards ferrets and widening knowledge about good welfare practices.

The aim of the Society is to give advice about ferret welfare, both as working animals and as pets.  We also rescue, care for and re-home unwanted and abandoned animals. The society is not a registered charity but we are a charitable cause with all the monies raised going towards the promotion of ferret welfare and the upkeep of the rescued ferrets in our care.

www.cfws.org.uk

BLACKWATER ALPACAS & PYGMY GOATS

Alpacas, pygmy goats and chicks, to name a few! Come and hold a chick or get close to one of the larger animals.

www.blackwateralpacas.com

FISHING COMPETITION 2018

A fishing competition was held at Heveningham on Sunday 27th May 2018. Heaviest Pike caught by Nick Kirby at 22lb 8oz.

Results:

1st Joan Oakins -7lb 2oz
2nd Bill Crisp - 6lb 10oz
3rd Peter Jolly - 6lb 2oz
Thanks to EPS Transfers for sponsoring the fishing trophies.

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