On Saturday the cross-country, which is the pivotal part of the whole competition takes place over big solid fences and water jumps across the River Glyme on a timed course which runs around the stunning Parkland of the Palace grounds.
Eventing receives its roots from the military and during its first years the sport was so aptly named "The Militaire". Eventing was first introduced at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden in 1912. The purpose of the sport was to test the precision, elegance, and obedience of the army horse on the parade ground; the stamina and courage of the horse in battle; and finally proving the fitness of the horse after the previous difficulties.
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival includes a huge re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury, featuring around 2000 warriors, including knights in full armour, gunners, with cannon and hand guns, archers, with the traditional English Longbow, and men at arms with swords, spears and other weapons of the period, all brought to life with a lively and informed commentary, and taking place on part of the site of the original battle of 1471.
Gatcombe Park. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds Gatcombe regularly hosts international riders from all over the world for both the Spring Land Rover Novice and Intermediate competitions and the Autumn Whatley Manor Hotel International CIC* & CIC** event. Cross country, show jumping, dressage, shopping, hospitality and so much more!
The Region’s Premier Agricultural Show offering excellent entertainment for all the family and showcasing the best of British food, farming and rural life.
Do you want a fun day out in the Worcestershire countryside with family and friends? Do you like to see magnificent animals, rural crafts and even a bit of stickmaking? Or maybe some food sampling from the finest producers washed down with a cool glass of cider? Or how about watching the White Helmets and their fantastic formations! Well its all here.
Kids go FREE for Jubilee on Saturday 16th June!
As well as the ploughing there is plenty to see and do.
Rural Crafts tent
A Live Band
And the popular Working area with demonstrations of thatching, drystone walling, hurdle making, steam engines and much more.
The Thame Country Fair is a well established and popular event. This year, there is even more space for show attractions, so the 15th Thame Country Fair is going to be the biggest yet! Two main show arenas host all day entertainment, with top country sports and displays. Be spoilt for choice with endless country and craft stalls to visit and a superb falconry village with native and exotic Birds of Prey. Attractions include; dare-devil stunts, Scurry Driving and Chase The Bunny. A Great Day Out This Easter....!
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