2017 Show Dates
Welcome to the Wanborough Show
2017 is the 86th year of Wanborough Shows
|Dates for your Diary|
|Spring Horse Show||20th May 2017|
|Summer Show & Carnival||19th August 2017|
August Show Video
Many thanks to William Lipsett who Videoed the show for us this year and produced this fantastic record
Spring Show Video
This year at the spring show we were lucky enough to have a videographer present to record the event for us
Many thanks to James Watts of Design Sheep for this
Design Sheep Ltd. | Website: http://www.designsheep.co.uk |
Address: Suite E3, Gemini House, Hargreaves Road, Groundwell, Swindon, SN25 5AZ
Summer Horse and Pony Show
The format for the equestrian events for the Summer Show are not quite finalised. Watch this space for more info once we have completed the May Horse and Dog Show
Due to the success of the dressage last year we will keep the same format for the morning session with an Introductory and Preliminary class. These will start at 9 a.m. and run consecutively before the carnival arrives.
A simple question on local horsey Facebook pages brought in such an overwhelming response that we have decided to run two or three side saddle classes in the afternoon which may include a costume concours d’elegance. We are currently in discussion with the Side Saddle Association about which classes would be most suitable and will confirm shortly.
BECAUSE OF THE CARNIVAL PROCESSION, BOXES MUST BE IN THE SHOWGROUND BEFORE 12 NOON.
Entry fee for all classes excluding the dressage is £7 pre-entry and £9 late entry and on the day
Entry fee for the dressage classes is £8 (pre-entry only)
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-entry for dressage by Sunday 13th August. Dressage times available on 17th August on-line, on Facebook or by phone between 7.00 and 9.00pm from Gill on 01793 330059
If you have any horse related enquiries, please contact Gill on 01793 330059 or e-mail Wanborough horse show or look us up on Facebook
Interesting Vehicles 2016
Are there enough interesting vehicles in and around the parish of Wanborough to put on a display?
It was a question which cropped up a few year ago and the answer of course was...' Yes!'
So in 2013 we staged a new attraction which we have run successfully each year since a vehicle display which has included some fabulous cars, old, new, customised, restored and original. We’ve been proud to have a pre-war tandem bicycle, some classic motor bikes, scooters and glittering Harleys. Wanborough’s farming heritage has been well represented too with vehicles ranging from shepherd’s huts to steam engines. We’ve had earth movers and tractors some old, some new, some very large and some quite small!
Last year we topped that with an even greater range of vehicles including static engines and classic commercial vehicles. To add to the fun local bike and scooter enthusiasts have put on a fine ‘mods and rockers’ show.
This year we hope to do even better and whatever turns up on the day we feel sure it will give us plenty to enjoy share and chat about.
Great news - Ken Fry who used to organise our Dog Shows has returned and agreed to once again run them for us. This means that we will be presenting a Dog Show at both the Spring and August shows this year as we have done in the past. We hope that all our past competitors will return and enter and make the dog show once again a key event in the wanborough show diary
Park and Ride
As usual we will be operating our park and ride from the village pubs The following map shows where this is available
About our Show
Wanborough Show is a small country show. It is a one day event, bigger than a village fete, but small enough not to lose its intimacy, unlike some of the larger events in the area.
Located in the village of Wanborough just 1.5 miles from J15 of the M4, 5 miles from the centre of Swindon and amid a cluster of villages on the edge of the Wiltshire downs, it is easily accessible for many people.
The Show is organised by a committee of volunteers on a 'not-for-profit' basis. All charges for commercial stands, at the gate and other money raised is used to cover the costs of staging the event. Any surplus funds at the end of the year are distributed to local organisations and worthy causes.