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Introduction Welcome to the 2009 Uffington White Horse Show, now in its 38th year. At the Show we always try to combine some exciting new events with the most popular attractions from previous years, and 2009 is no exception. Topping the bill on both days we have the Aerosuperbatics Team Guinot Wing Walking Display. We have had aerobatics and original World War II planes at our show in the past, but this will be our first ever display of Wing Walking. Team Guinot is the world’s only formation wing walking team and they are watched live by over five million spectators every summer. These fearless professionals stand on the wings of Boeing Stearman biplanes experiencing a force of over 4G and reaching 150 mph as the aircraft loop through the skies definitely not for the faint-hearted, but a fantastic act for spectators to enjoy. Musically we are bringing not one but two great new bands to the 2009 show. Sunday will have a terrific carnival atmosphere as the showground rocks to the sound of a real West Indian steel band, Star Rhapsody. Unfortunately they can’t join us for a second day because some of the band will be at the Notting Hill Carnival, but a different treat is in store for Monday visitors to our show - Pete Long’s Southern Syncopators Jazz Band. Another new attraction this year, very much in our country show tradition, will be a display of dressage and side saddle riding, demonstrating the elegance of equestrianism. Favourites appearing again at the 2009 show include David Seamark’s Sheepdogs, Professor Crump, Ray Prior Falconry, Aisle O’var Backswording, White Horse Kites and ferret racing. As always there will be hundreds of historic vehicles, participative country sports, a funfair, dozens of craft and trade stalls, a chocolate fountain, Natural World marquee and lots more for all the family. Don’t forget to visit our website at, where you’ll find a gallery of pictures, links to many of the weekend’s performers and lots more information including, later in the year, details of the 2010 show! Make a note of the dates now: Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August. The dreadful weather last summer caused enormous problems for farmers and led to many shows and other country events being cancelled. However, thanks to brilliant support from the local farming community and a huge effort from the show ground crew, the 2008 Uffington White Horse Show went ahead against all the odds. Despite the poor weather in the run up to the Show, difficult operating conditions and an enforced late change to parking arrangements, the 2008 Show was a greater success than anyone had dared to hope for. Around 10,000 people came to the Show over the weekend to see a brilliant programme of events including the Action Entertainment Stunt Group and David Seamark with his sheepdogs. However the highlight of the Show was the Festival of the Vale Pageant preceded by a flying display by a Dakota (DC3) from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight. The huge variety of other attractions all helped to make this a very special show. The 2008 Show contributed a fantastic £20,000 to the White Horse Show Charitable Trust, which supports local charities and community organisations. In addition many village organisations were able to raise thousands of pounds between them either by running stalls or by contracting with the Committee to provide services such as car parking and litter picking. Although no financial or attendance records were broken in 2008, the Show provided a great example of how, by working together, a community can turn a near-disaster into a highly satisfactory result. Let’s hope the weather is kinder to us this year. We hope you have a wonderful time at the Show. Have a safe journey home and we look forward to seeing you again in 2010.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The Show Organisers accept no responsibility for any claim in respect of damage, loss or accident (whether fatal or otherwise) to any person, animal, vehicle, exhibit or property, howsoever caused, in connection with or arising from the Show and those concerned shall be deemed to have accepted this condition.


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White Horse Show Trust The White Horse Show Trust The Uffington White Horse Show, which is run entirely by volunteers, was started 38 years ago to raise funds for a new Village Hall. Once the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall had been built and paid for, it was decided that the Show should continue as an annual event over August Bank Holiday weekend and the proceeds would be paid into a charitable trust to help community organisations in the villages of Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone. The White Horse Show Trust was formed and registered with the Charity Commission. The Trustees are pleased to confirm that in 2008 £19,000 was received from the White Horse Show and to date they have distributed £223,566. In 2008 the Trustees awarded grants totalling £7,377.01 as follows:

Uffington Sports Club £1225.63

Uffington Primary School £925

Uffington Afternoon Club £1000

St. Mary’s Church £4000

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall £186.38 The White Horse Show is a registered charity Number 283779. Trustees: C P Avenell, V J Boaler, R D Kelsey MBE, J J Matthews, W W T Mattingley, W H Mitchell

Thanks: The Committee would like to thank: • Mr and Mrs C Craven for the use of this year’s showground • The Compton Beauchamp Estate for the use of the car parking field • Sam Green, Rachel Baker and Alison Neale for designing this year’s leaflets, advertisements and programme • Baileys Printers of Alfreton and Albry Design & Print of Wallingford for printing the Show posters and leaflets

Committee Chairman - Derek Kelsey MBE

Officers Secretary - Ann Kelsey

Treasurer - Ray Avenell

Committee Members and Associates Paul Armishaw Gareth Armishaw Clive Avenell Rachel Baker Viv Boaler David Clarke John Deakin Vern Dunkley Adrian Dunn Colin Hardy Christine Holley

Imogen Holley Christopher Holley Bernie Jones Bryony Jones Mark Leahy Bill Mattingley Alison Neale Annette Rayner Chris Rayner Simon Saunders Darren Scrivens

Tom Scrivens Sheila Shirley Mike Thomas Fran Walsh Brian White Damian Wilson Ces Witchell Eric Wyard


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Information Toilets Please note that, in order to facilitate servicing and to maintain a high standard of cleanliness, all the Show toilets are located centrally in one place, which is marked on the showground map.

Litter Please help us to keep the showground clean and tidy. Please be sure to put all your litter in the litter bins provided, both on the showground and in the car parks. Thank you. Safety Pedestrians: Please beware of vehicles on the showground and car parking areas. Drivers: Please take special care if you have to drive your vehicle into any area where there are pedestrians, and be particularly sure to observe any speed limits.

Police Message We hope that you have an enjoyable time while at the Show but please try to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Please take care of all of your personal belongings whilst walking round the show, don’t make it easy for thieves – wallets and purses left visible in pockets or on top of handbags give thieves an easy opportunity. And look after your mobile phone! It is also very important not to leave items such as Sat Navs, handbags and mobile phones in your vehicles. As always there will be a bar at this year’s Show. However, please remember:

IF YOU DRINK, DON’T DRIVE Non-emergency number: 0845 8 505 505 Website:

The Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall The Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall is located on the Jubilee Field in the centre of the beautiful village of Uffington. The new Hall was completed in 1975 and it replaced a wooden hut that was in a very poor state of repair. It was built with funds raised by the Uffington White Horse Show. In 1981 a further phase was completed consisting of an additional smaller Hall, again funded by proceeds from the Show. The Show continues to support certain elements of the Hall’s upkeep. The Hall has very good facilities and includes a well equipped kitchen, warm air ducted heating, disabled toilet, baby changing facilities and a large car park. The Hall is used extensively by numerous local organisations including Badminton, Mothers & Toddlers, Nursery School, Indoor Bowls, Senior Citizens, Brownies, Youth Club, W.I. and Martial Arts. It is also available for hire to persons living outside the local parishes. The Hall is ideal for special family functions, so if you want to know more about hiring it or would like more information about any of the activities, contact the booking clerk Josie Drew on 01367 820360.


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Main Attraction

Sunday and Monday

Team Guinot Aerosuperbatics The world’s only formation wing walking team, Team Guinot, will be roaring into Uffington on both days of the White Horse Show. The team is set to dazzle spectators with a breathtaking sequence of formation aerobatics while glamorous wing walkers climb around Boeing Stearman biplanes against 150mph wind pressure! Crowds at the Show will be amazed as gravity-defying wing walkers perform handstands at 500 feet and climb from the safety of the wing-riding harness to sit on the leading edge of the aircraft wing, just inches from the rotating propeller! The unique team has been sponsored by Guinot skincare for the past three years and their delighted sponsors have witnessed awareness levels of the skincare brand literally soar. “The level of media coverage generated by the wing walkers for Guinot has exceeded all expectations,” says Ros Grace, Managing Director of Guinot UK. “We look forward to a third successful summer with the team and will be very sad to see the sponsorship come to a natural end in 2009.” The Uffington White Horse show is one of the team’s favourite shows and is the perfect opportunity for the wing walkers to launch their search for a new headline sponsor! For further details regarding Team Guinot please contact Sarah Green or Rhiannon Roche on 01285 831 774


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Arena Events The Grace and Elegance Quadrille Presented by Area 5 of The Side Saddle Association Horses have been ridden Side Saddle for centuries as the side saddle was for a long time considered the only way for a lady to proceed ’properly’ on horseback. The 1930s were its heyday, with the emphasis as much on elegance and style as horsemanship. Ladies were not alone riding side saddle as the grooms also rode side saddle to train their ladies’ horses and also to keep the horses fit. The1939-45 war meant shortages and the emergence of a less affluent society, and many ladies who might have inherited side saddles from previous generations now chose to ride astride. The Side Saddle Association was founded in 1974 to preserve the beauty and elegance of riding side saddle, and now in 2009 it has 1200 enthusiastic members. The association is split into local areas and this display is presented by Area 5 which covers the central area (from Leicestershire down to Oxfordshire). Area 5 boasts a wealth of both riders and instructors, runs a spring and summer show (with a variety of side saddle classes from very novice to open qualifiers for the National Championships) and keeps in touch with members through a quarterly newsletter. We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to the art of side saddle. In this eye catching display the Area 5 Ladies will be demonstrating the style of side saddle in their Grace and Elegance Quadrille; they will also be explaining a little about how to ride side saddle and revealing some fascinating facts about the correct attire for such riding. We hope that you enjoy the presentation. If you would like to find out more about the association, or how to start riding side saddle, please feel free to come over and talk to one of the ladies after the performance, or contact Heather Sumner, Chairman of the Area 5 The Side Saddle Association on 01865 377853.

Ray Prior Falconry We are delighted to welcome back Ray Prior, who will be appearing in our main arena with his birds of prey, which have been a popular feature of our Show for many years. Ray has over 30 years’ experience as a Falconer. He has appeared with his birds at country shows, game fairs, polo matches, corporate events and even white weddings! Ray’s birds include owls, falcons, hawks and eagles, but he will decide which birds to fly on the day, depending on the conditions.

Peter Stirrup, roving magician! Keep an eye out for Peter Stirrup, our roving magician, who will be round and about the showground astounding visitors with his magical feats. Peter is a member of the Edinburgh Magic Circle and he performs close-up magic that happens in your hands. Fun for all ages! For more info tel: 07979 330453, email: or visit


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Sunday and Monday David Seamark Sheepdog Demonstration David Seamark is a sheep and arable farmer running a flock of 600 breeding ewes, but at the Show he will be demonstrating animal herding using his sheepdogs and a flock of geese. The demonstration portrays the skill and commitment of a working sheepdog doing its daily work and shows the different characters and abilities of the dogs. David presents two entertaining shows inviting children into the arena to assist with the performance. Photos © Peter Johnson Ents

White Horse Kite Flyers The "Flyers" were founded by Neil Harvey and the late Ron Gunter back in 1987, and soon grew to a club of high repute, with a membership now approaching 200+ strong; they are also Founder Members of the British Kite Flying Association and Affiliates of its American counterpart, the AKA. WHKF build and fly all forms and shapes of kites and provide enjoyment and fun for all the family, be they 5 or 105!! Their main regular event is an all-day Kite Fly-in at Barbury Castle (near Wroughton, Swindon), on the second Sunday of each month. They regularly organise Kite Workshops, Demonstrations, Teddy Bear Parachute Drops, etc. at local fetes, schools and other events in the area, and also organise the Annual International Kite Festival at Swindon on the weekend after the May Day Bank Holiday – there’s lots to do and see at this event and it’s very popular with the locals, with some 5,000 in attendance! Though their name suggests they’re a local club, membership of the White Horse Kite Flyers knows no geographical bounds – with members from London, Bristol, Brighton, Portsmouth, Gloucester and Banbury; they even have members across the world in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Canada as well as strong links with the Westport Windriders in Washington State, America. WHKF is best known as a "Single Line" club because of the selection of large parafoil and flowform kites the club displays throughout the country, some of which are the largest in Great Britain. Seems like the club members just like setting records! But don't think it ends there, because this is the home of the "Ted Berets", Arthur Dibble's parachuting fauna, and Vic Walker, the Class One Parachuting Teddy Bear record holder, with an amazing 100 Teddy Bears parachuting in one go. Sports kites also hold their own in the club, which is home to team "Matrix Management", one of the top ten teams of the World Championships. A newer development for the club has been the kite building workshops for kite flyers that Dave Robinson has run over the last few years, usually in February and October. So there you have it, not just a club, more a way of life! For more information on the White Horse Kite Flyers visit the website:


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Arena Events

Sunday and Monday

Aisle O’var Backswording Clubbe Aisle O’var Backswording Clubbe are scholars and practitioners of the Ancient and Noble Science of Defence and that most excellent of ancient country sports, English Country Backswording Circa 1600. Our main focus is in the study of the single-handed broadsword/backsword and the English Quarterstaff/Tip staff using the principles of the true fight as laid down by George Silver in his ‘Paradoxes of Defence’ in 1599 and his unpublished manuscript ‘A brief instruction upon my paradoxes of defence’ . We use many other historical treatises for our studies of Historical European Martial Arts in order that we practise a complete martial system. We are often asked ‘What does the name Aisle O’var Backswording Clubbe mean?’ Aisle is a path between two things, like the aisle in a church for instance. O’var is an amalgamation of two words ‘of’ and ‘valour’. Valour means ‘To have strength of mind or spirit that enables somebody to encounter danger with firmness and personal bravery’. Therefore ‘Aisle O’var’ simply means ‘Path of Valour’. Backswording is the practice and application of the backsword. A backsword is a single edged broadsword or like weapon, which has a sharp true edge and a flat/blunt false edge. It is also a term used to describe the ancient country sport of backswording where two players use wooden cudgels, which have wicker or wax hardened leather pots for hand protection and are used to bout with each other for a prize. Clubbe, pronounced ‘Club’, is a 12C to 15C Middle English word meaning a stick, club or cudgel with which you hit or strike. It is important to point out that what we do is not re-enactment, it is not choreographed and it is not theatrical in any way. This is full on English Country Backswording at its best and although our members wear an array of period costume this is simply to pay homage to the crack cudgel players of yesteryear and to place it in its historical context for the public. Country backswording was a sport played at events such as fayres, revels, wakes and church ales. In particular it was one of the ‘pastimes’ played at the Scouring of the White Horse in Victorian times and is mentioned in Thomas Hughes’ “Tom Brown’s Schooldays”, which makes it highly appropriate that Aisle O’var Backswording Clubbe should appear at the Uffington White Horse Show. We held our AOBC Ltd Inter club UK final at the White Horse Show for the first time in 2007 and we are proud to say that the event was so well received that the committee has invited us back to play for the cup again this year, for the third time. With the tournament arena overlooked by White Horse Hill it really is special for us to be fighting there, and many of the previous finalists have taken a moment before the start of the event to go up on to the hill and stand in Uffington Castle, the original home of the past times. Further information can be found on their website:


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The White Horse, Woolstone The Fox and Hounds, Uffington Prince of Wales, Shrivenham The Bakers Arms, Badbury


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Other Events

Sunday only

Historic Motorcycles Generously sponsored by Soft Options - water treatment specialists. Visit their stand at the show! Welcome once again to the two-wheeled section of our wonderful Uffington White Horse Show. The year we’ve got a bumper crop of classic bikes to bring the memories back for you, with their magnificent sounds, evocative smells (Mmm – Castrol R!) and handsome or homely looks. If you don’t hear someone saying “I used to have one just like that”, we’re not doing our job properly. All being well I’ll be sharing the judging as usual with my friends and colleagues from “Real Classic” magazine, Dave Minton and Tony Page. In the meantime I hope I’ll have completed a personal demonstration that the old British bikes were made of strong stuff, and still have a few miles left in them yet. From May to July I am riding a 1954 Ariel Red Hunter 500 through South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. This trip is The Real Classic Short Way Up. No fixers, no back-up, no camera crews, just a simple Birmingham-built single, and its arguably even simpler rider… One objective is to raise money for a school/clinic/water project in a remote area of Zambia. So if I’ve made it back, perhaps you could make a small donation to the Kawasa School Charitable Trust, at the organisers’ table? Enjoy the Show – and on Sunday afternoon, watch these fine machines parade in the ring! Steve Wilson (and fellow judges Dave Minton and Tony Page)

Star Rhapsody Steel Band Star Rhapsody are a superb, versatile West Indian steel pan band who will bring the authentic tropical sounds of the Caribbean to the White Horse Show on Sunday. Founded over twenty years ago in Berkshire, Star Rhapsody is now an established steel pan ensemble that performs regularly at venues all over the south of England and has also travelled to mainland Europe and the Med to play at everything from weddings and private parties to festivals and corporate functions, in hotels, clubs, stately homes and gardens.

Vulcan Bomber Flypast We are very lucky to have arranged a flypast by the world’s ONLY flying Vulcan Bomber - not to be missed!

Hounds of the Old Berks Hunt We are delighted once again to welcome the Hunt, who have supported the Show since it started. A traditional part of the English countryside, the Hunt is a magnificent, colourful spectacle which presents an opportunity to see some fine horses and splendid working dogs. The hounds appear by kind permission of the joint Masters.

Sing to God new songs of worship

White Horse Show Songs of Praise Have you ever worshipped God in the open air along with a crowd of like-minded people? If not, come along and join us for a short service by the Main Arena at 5pm on Sunday afternoon. We shall sing some of the nation’s best-known and well-loved hymns and then round off with a short prayer. Please do come and join us: I hope your favourite hymn will be among our selection! The Reverend Rosanna Martin, Vicar of the Uffington Benefice.


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Soft Options are pleased to sponsor the Uffington White Horse Show again this year


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Other Events Historic Car Display Generously sponsored by Soft Options - water treatment specialists. Visit their stand at the show! At the time of writing two things have just happened: In the Budget, petrol has gone up 2p per litre, with promises of regular further increases in the future; and the Government has introduced proposals to limit speeds in built-up areas to 20mph and to limit speeds on rural roads to 50mph. So in spite of the technical advances that have been made by the motor industry over the past 50 years everyone will now be driving at the same speeds as people were in the 1920’s. This means that every single car you see in the Historic Vehicle Display today will be able to keep up with modern traffic! You might as well get one yourself. With anything made earlier than 1973 you won’t have to pay road tax, which should offset the 2p per litre tax rise! Go for it… Have a great day! Tim Hills Judges: Tim Hills, Dave Pearcey, Barbara and John Frak, Chris Holley, Clive Avenell

3 Counties Egg Throwing Championship (Eggs provided by Cottage Farm Eggs) The sport of egg throwing has taken place in Uffington for many years - at school fetes, during the Millennium Scouring of the White Horse and at numerous other events. In 1998 we brought it to the main arena of the White Horse Show with great success. The idea is to throw an egg (raw) to your partner who must catch it. After each throw both rows of people take a step back and repeat the procedure. If you break your egg, you both drop out. Eventually only one pair are left who will be presented with this year’s trophy. In case you are in any doubt there will be a short demonstration just before the event takes place. The competition will be held in the main arena on Monday afternoon at 3.30pm, preceded by a short demonstration from village ‘eggsperts’. This event is open to all age groups. To enter, just come along to the main arena when the start of the egg throwing is announced. Entry is completely FREE. Each year more and more people participate in this event, and we would like this to be the biggest egg throwing competition ever seen in this part of the world (or indeed anywhere else). So don’t hesitate to come and join in; it’s great fun. The committee is most grateful to Cottage Farm Eggs, who once again have been kind enough to provide the eggs for this event.


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Monday only Southern Syncopators Jazz Band The Southern Syncopators focus on creating a party atmosphere for everyone to enjoy and always take that extra step to ensure everyone is entertained. The band’s history goes back many years and has seen a few line-up changes, but they are now led by Swindon legend (or should that be Leg End?) Banjo Pete. Each member of the band has brought different musical influences and these combine into a unique style of swinging traditional British Jazz. For instance, Banjo Pete is a big Lonnie Donnegan fan, whilst drummer Dave “Stormin’ Norman” Prosser’s first love is big band jazz. Man on the piano Graham Wiltshire’s main influence is the 60s and 70s pop scene and Bob Loveday the bassist was brought up on good old rock ’n’ roll. The rest of the band comprises the talents of Alan Bateman (trumpet), Frank Abrams (reeds) and Graham Alsworth (trombone). The band has played a variety of gigs, ranging from UK festivals, weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and local pubs, including many an evening playing at the world famous Trout Inn, on the river Thames at Lechlade. In fact, Frank, Pete and Stormin’, were part of the first band that ever played there ... For more information or to book the band visit their website:

Danzone DANZONE is a young, fresh and contemporary dancing school with outlets in Uffington, Swindon and Lyneham. With the emphasis on fun as much as academic achievement, students learn choreographed dance routines to their favourite chart songs and music. This year’s performance on Monday in the main arena will be the fifth time they have performed at the White Horse Show, on the back of successful performances at various events throughout the year, including on stage at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. On Saturday mornings in Uffington Village Hall there are Danzone classes for children of all ages and the school also offers holiday fun-days and specialised children’s dance parties. The Friday Night Performance Project With Josh & Jones! Sarah Josh and Clare Jones have set up a senior performance group. Both Sarah and Clare trained in dance and have a wealth of experience in teaching and choreography and a passion to perform. With this in mind, in November 2008 they set up the Friday Night Project which trains every Friday night in Swindon. The class is designed for students with previous dance training from 12-20yrs of age. The idea is to complement the students’ existing training and to work on performance skills. We have performed in many different locations this year and are really excited to be invited to the White Horse Show 2009. For more information contact Clare at or 07876 256739.


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Other Events

Monday only

Morris Dancing in the Vale of the White Horse Morris Dancing has been performed in England for over 500 years and in Oxfordshire since the 16th century. The Churchwarden’s records indicate that Morris dancing took place in Wantage between the years 1550 – 1650 with payments being made for bells, costumes and musicians. Although records show dancing in 1885, the Morris in Wantage did not endure as successfully as it did in Abingdon and Bampton for hundreds of years. However, the current Wantage-based ‘Icknield Way Morris Men’ who were formed at Icknield School in Wantage (now King Alfred’s School East) are celebrating 50 years of Morris revival in the town. They have established a well respected reputation within the national organisation ‘The Morris Ring’ and hosted a national meeting of the Ring in Wantage in 1996. They are a thriving side with many young members confounding the popular myth that Morris Dancing is a dying tradition. Icknield Way Morris Men are a nationally known side that perform at festivals, weddings, parties and shows all over the country, but mainly in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. They have also appeared in television productions ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘The Tudors, series 2’. They perform traditional dances from Oxfordshire villages including Adderbury, Bampton, Ducklington, Bledington and Leafield as well as the whole repertoire of dances recovered from Stanton Harcourt of which they are the guardians. They also have many musicians and can provide all round entertainment for many occasions. In 2009, Icknield Way Morris Men are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the side with two major events: A day of dance based in Wantage with other Morris teams in July Dancing along the Icknield Way, meeting other Morris teams en route in September . “They dance for joy. And joy represents the true spirit of England” “… each man foot perfect … singing in harmony …” quote by Lord Hattersley in the Daily Mail, 3rd May 2005 after spending an evening with the Side. The side are always pleased to welcome new members. If you would like to support or hire the Icknield Way Morris Men, or get further information, see their website or phone 01367 820259.

WTF Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do is a traditional Martial Art originating from Korea. We practise the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) variety, which is the type of Tae Kwon Do you may have seen in the Olympics. Translated into English, Tae Kwon Do means "Hand foot way", or "To break with hands and feet". Tae Kwon Do is best known for spectacular kicking techniques. However, in order to be able to perform such techniques, one must first master the basics of the Art. There are ten "Kup" grades between White Belt and Black Belt, with different coloured belts being used to show the progress a student has made. The Uffington Tae Kwon Do classes take place in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall on a Wednesday, with a Junior class for children under 11 at 6.15pm and a Senior class for adults and children with higher grades taking place at 7.30pm. A class also runs in Bishopstone Village Hall on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Beginners are always welcome.


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Programme of Events SATURDAY - Pony Gymkhana The Pony Gymkhana will take place in Arena 1 from 10am to 5pm. Brian White, together with his wife and daughter, has worked tirelessly to organise this gymkhana-style event for youngsters. The event will centre on light-hearted competitions which are intended to be both entertaining for those watching and good honest fun for those taking part. We would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of Saturday’s Gymkhana Day: Mervyn Richings, Farrier Tel: 01367 820253

Warman Trophies Tel: 01235 766946

BF Plumbing Services Tel: 01235 224260 or 07779 213802

Wantage Builders Merchants Tel: 01235 760400

Carter & McArthur Builders Tel: 01367 820487

Graham and Tina Fletcher Tel: 01367 820583

M R Wallis, Roofing Tel: 01367 718099

Darren Hall, Wall & Floor Tilling Tel: 07766 721382

R Kelly, Building Services Tel: 07721 913108

Uffington Sports Club Tel: 01367 820565

Faringdon Roofing Service Tel: 07770 743709 or 01367 718069

Uffington Welsh Pony Stud Tel: 01367 820275

The Fox & Hound, Uffington Tel: 01367 820680

M & S Sounds Tel: 01367 820605

Ann & Derek Kelsey

Parrott Books Tel: 01367 820251

The Blowing Stone Inn, Kingston Lisle Tel: 01367 820288

L J & C A Cannings Tel: 01235 763103

Claire, Sophie & Polly

Vicky White & Pip

The Woodman Inn, Fernham Tel: 01367 820643

Uffington Post Office & Store Tel. 01367 820221

The Court Hill Centre Tel: 01235 760253

Wantage Tyre Services Tel: 01235 767236

Pru-Fit Brush Tel: 01235 206957

K W Flooring Tel: 07768 173168 or 01235 772853

The Computer Shop Wantage Tel: 01235 225555

Debbie Wilkins & Guinness


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Programme of Events SUNDAY Arena Timetable Programme for Arena 1

Programme for Arena 2

10.00am Heavy Horse Show 1.30pm Team Guinot Aerosuperbatics 2.00pm Heavy Horse Show 3.30pm Heavy Horse Parade 5.00pm Songs of Praise with fffffffffffffffThe Reverend Rosanna Martin

10.30am White Horse Kite Flyers 11.00am Aisle O’Var Backswording 11.30am Ray Prior Falconry 12.00pm Side Saddle Association 12.45pm David Seamark Sheepdogs 1.30pm Team Guinot Aerosuperbatics 2.00pm Ray Prior Falconry 2.30pm Side Saddle Association 3.00pm David Seamark Sheepdogs 3.30pm Historic Tractor Parade 4.00pm Historic Motorbikes

MONDAY Arena Timetable Programme for Arena 1

Programme for Arena 2

10.30am White Horse Kite Flyers 11.15am Aisle O’Var Backswording 11.45am David Seamark Sheepdogs 12.30pm Tai Kwon Do Demonstration 1.00pm Team Guinot Aerosuperbatics 1.30pm Old Berks Hunt 2.00pm White Horse Kite Flyers 2.30pm Egg Throwing Competition 3.00pm David Seamark Sheepdogs 3.30pm Aisle O’Var Backswording Final

11.30am Ray Prior Falconry 12.00pm Side Saddle Association 1.00pm Team Guinot Aerosuperbatics 1.45pm Danzone 2.15pm Ray Prior Falconry 2.45pm Side Saddle Association 3.15pm Historic Car Parade


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Other Attractions The Natural World Marquee Farms 2 Ewe Following their highly successful presence at previous shows, we are delighted to welcome back “Farms 2 Ewe”, who will be bringing along Guinea Pig World, as well as ponies to groom and other assorted small animals, miniature ponies, chickens and ducks. This is your chance to ‘get up close’ and handle the animals, as they are all incredibly tame and used to being handled. The children particularly will delight in this activity and they can have their faces painted too! For more information see: Of course we retain our regular favourites: Angora rabbits, snakes, spiders, scorpions, bees, miniature horses, birds of prey and poultry as well as country crafts including weaving, spinning and candle making.

World of Otters (Monday only) This year we are again delighted to invite our visitors to The Natural World Area on Monday to come and meet Daphne Neville and her otters Belinda and Bertie, together with their youngest playmate – Rudi Potter. Rudi made his first appearance at the Show in 2007 at the tender age of ten months. A tremendous attraction at previous shows, incredibly cute and playful, the otter’s joy of life is quite contagious. Belinda and Bertie are Asian Short-Clawed Otters (Amblonyx cinereus), and Daphne has reared them from tiny cubs. Rudi (more formally named Master Bee) joined Daphne, Bertie and Belinda, when he was 10 weeks old. They are incredibly tame, especially Belinda, who is a very gentle otter, and sister to Beenie, the famous painting otter. Belinda is a TV star in her own right, with one of her most recent roles playing the part of Mora the Otter in Channel 5’s series “The Secret of Eel Island” which was shown in 2005. Daphne is a well-known actor, and also does speaking engagements on a variety of topics including "Otter on my Shoulder". She is a lovely lady, with a great sense of humour and a very gentle spirit. For more information about Daphne and her otters see As well as the Otters, we have some of the cutest, most beautiful, inquisitive creatures you can sit and watch for hours - Alpacas. Each one is an individual and the antics they perform just have to be seen to be believed. They are native to the Andes Mountains in South America, the high terraces of Peru, Bolivia and Chile, where they are kept in herds similar to the way we keep sheep in Britain. The fleece from the alpaca is made into high quality garments that rival cashmere and mohair. Come along to see and stroke these wonderful animals.

Island Farm Donkeys During your time here today, make sure you visit the donkeys from Island Farm, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, near Wallingford. These lovely animals have all been rescued – some were neglected and near starvation, others were bought from livestock markets where they could have been taken abroad for slaughter. The hard work at the donkey sanctuary started in 1983 with the rescue of a pony called Penny and progressed on to donkeys in 1993. After many months of care and rehabilitation these donkeys are now fit and well. The Centre is often visited by special needs schools from around the county which allows small groups of disabled children to pet and ride the donkeys. Four of the donkeys - Chocolate, Jumpin’ Jack, Charlie and Fred - even became TV stars when they were filmed for a children’s series called “The Phoenix and the Carpet” in 1997. Visitors are always welcome at Island Farm, to see the donkeys and find out more about the work that goes on there. Please pick up a leaflet at the stand.


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Sunday and Monday Ferret Racing The Hants and Berks Ferret Club are a group of ferret enthusiasts based in the North Hampshire/Berkshire area. Our main aim as a club is to promote the welfare of working, domestic and rescued ferrets. During the summer months we attend public events such as fetes, fairs, country shows and displays in the Hants/Berks area, and in doing so we hope to familiarise the general public with the care and handling of ferrets whilst dispelling commonly-held misconceptions - not forgetting, of course, to have some fun while we're at it! We've visited some lovely places with our ferrets over the years, including Lulworth Castle and the Royal County of Berkshire Show (formerly known as the Newbury Show). A recent survey indicated that ferrets are the third most popular pet in the UK, yet many people still see them as smelly, aggressive creatures - who insist on climbing up the nearest trouser leg! To those who may believe this: we challenge you to visit our stand and prepare to be converted. At the Show we will be holding races throughout the day. Use your skill to pick the winning ferret. The louder you cheer for your chosen ferret, the faster it will go! We have an exciting new game: “Roulette”, which will run periodically through the day. In the Ferret Activity Centre you can see ferrets playing with the various toys we provide for them, giving you an idea of the character and personality of these creatures. You can handle and make friends with them, and have any questions answered by our staff. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tel: 01256 328 777

Horse-drawn Carriage Rides Travel back in time and enjoy a trip in a horse-drawn carriage around the showground. It’s a lovely experience suitable for all the family, young and old alike. New to the show this year, Celebration Carriages is run by Clive Collins and his wife Fiona from their home at Poplar Farm near Newbury. Poplar Farm has been in Clive’s family for four generations, since his grandfather purchased it in 1906. Horses have always been an integral part of the farm, and the breeding and training skills have been passed down from generation to generation. Clive continues to put this experience to good use with his complete carriage hire service. For more information visit the website:

Helicopter Rides over the Vale If you fancy having that special ‘thrill of a lifetime’ experience, just wander across to the flying site and meet the Elite Helicopters team who will be pleased to help you. Take off from the showground in a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter and enjoy a wonderful flight giving you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area, including of course the White Horse itself. Flights are approximately five minutes in duration and cover 8–10 nautical miles operating at between 1,000 and 1,500 feet at a speed of around 150mph. Elite Helicopters are a charter company with bases at White Waltham Airfield in Berkshire and Goodwood Aerodrome on the South Coast. Created in 1994, they provide helicopter services at many prestigious events including the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, the Grand National, the Epsom Derby, Henley Royal Regatta, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the British Grand Prix. This will be the 14th year that Elite Helicopters has been involved in providing helicopter pleasure flights for the public at the White Horse Show and demand is always high. See Elite Helicopters’ website at


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Other Attractions Living History Encampment

Sunday and Monday

Find out about life in earlier times

W.I. Coconut Shy Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone W.I. is a dynamic group that offers a variety of activities for members to enjoy. We haven’t (yet?) attempted a calendar, but we do have a go at most things. At our monthly meetings, as well as providing an opportunity to socialise and make new friends, we are generally entertained by a fascinating talk. This may be about anything from wildlife to history, growing herbs to looking at works of art, First Aid to a ‘granny’ sailing single-handed up The Gambia … the list of topics is always growing. In addition, there are walks, craft afternoons, outings, workshops and parties, not to mention the events organised by OFWI. These have included riveting literary talks by Colin Dexter, Veronica Stallwood and Gervaise Phinn. UBW WI is a great group to belong to. For anyone interested in finding out more, notices are regularly displayed at The Post Office Stores, Uffington, or you could come along to our coconut shy at the White Horse Show to check out our future programme and test your throwing skills at the same time.

Chocolate Fountain Raising funds for St Mary’s Church Uffington will be our delicious Chocolate Fountain. Indulge yourself! Try a luscious fruit ‘kebab’ drenched in gorgeous liquid chocolate. Scrummy!

Grand Funfair The White Horse Show Committee is pleased that once again Hebborns’ Grand Funfair will be at the Show. Harry Hebborn and his family have supported the White Horse Show for over 30 years and we now have the third generation of Hebborns in attendance. No Show would be complete without them. We’re always delighted when Harry and his Grand Funfair arrive on the showfield, as during the course of the Show ‘build-up’ Harry is always willing to lend a hand - even if the hand belongs to one of his boys! As always the funfair will have lots of sideshows with great prizes to be won by luck or skill. You’ll also find some fantastic rides like the Twister, and of course the Dodgems. So be sure to visit Hebborns’ fair while you’re at the Show!

Fairground Organ We are delighted to welcome back Mr Read with his magnificent fairground organ. Capable of playing a huge range of tunes from marches to the Beatles, this remarkable instrument adds really tremendous atmosphere to our Show.

Climbing Tower A real test of skill, strength, stamina and courage - are you brave enough to attempt the climbing tower?

Barrow of Booze Raffle As you walk round the showground keep an eye out for someone pushing a wheelbarrow full of whisky, wine, bubbly, beer and other alcoholic beverages. Sadly this is not a mobile bar (our bar staff will be very happy to serve you in the beer tent if you are feeling thirsty) but on Show Sunday, and again on Monday, we are raffling the barrow and its liquid contents to fund a Christmas lunch for Uffington’s senior citizens. Last year’s raffles (and donations) raised enough money to provide a slap-up lunch, so well done everyone and thank you to all who took part. Try your luck again this year - just buy some raffle tickets from the ‘pusher’, and all those lovely drinks could be yours – plus a barrow to push them home in!


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Other Attractions Stationary Engines, Historic Tractors and Tractor Skills Once again we are delighted to have an excellent entry of around 20 Historic Tractors, some of which were made more than half a century ago. They include Mr C. R. Witchell’s 1967 Massey Ferguson, which will be working on the show field, and Mr C. D. Pearce’s 1951 Grey Ferguson, which was found abandoned and in a poor state in bushes, and has been fully restored. Following its highly successful introduction five years ago, we shall again be having a Tractor Skills Competition. This is open to anyone over the age of 16 and costs just £2 to enter, with the winner receiving half the total entry money. Come and try your hand at the Balancing Act and Tractor and Trailer Challenge. We are very grateful to Mr M. Liddiard of Chiseldon who has kindly loaned a 1956 Ferguson TEF20 tractor for the Competition, and we would also like to thank Lynne Davis and Dave Clarke for doing such a good job organising the Competition. The White Horse Show has had support since the beginning from a dedicated group of enthusiasts who spend their free time in the winter months renovating farm machinery and power units which they come across, sometimes in ditches and often in pieces. Many originate from the early part of the last century and have been brought back to their original working condition after many hours of work. Once again we are expecting an excellent display of around 50 stationary and steam engines, and some of these are even older than the Historic Tractors. Amongst those on display will be Mr I. J. Clarke’s 1946 Lister Sheepshearer, Mrs R. A. Clarke’s 1945 Wisconsin with windmill, and possibly the oldest engine on display, Mr R. Baker’s Amanco Hired Man from 1915. There will also be some more modern engines including Dr David Reed’s Model 4 steam traction engine which was built by father and son over a 12 year period. Finally there will be a collection of farming and domestic bygones put together by Mrs Anne Harris and Mr Rodney Rowland from Clanfield, and a range of machinery including Ransomes and Qualcasts assembled by Mr R. Foulds from Bourton-on-the-Water. The Judges on the day are: Col. D. J. Bateman (traction engines); Mr B. Wothers (stationary engines), Mr D. Stevens (steam).


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Sunday and Monday Country Pursuits Clay Pigeon Shooting ‘HAVE A GO’ clay stand. Shoot 10 clays straight and WIN a fabulous ‘White Horse Show Tankard’. All guns, cartridges and tuition provided.

Archery ‘HAVE A GO’ with a ‘LONG BOW’. A test of steady hand, strong arm and true eye. Follow the great tradition of this country’s Medieval Archers, feared by their enemies for their great skill and accuracy with the MIGHTY LONG BOW. Can you put six arrows in the GOLD? NO! Then trust the expert tuition of Gerald Mills and his team from BAMPTON ARCHERY CLUB. All equipment provided. We are most grateful to Gerald and his team of Archers for running this event.

Air Rifle Target Shooting Test your skill with these most accurate weapons on the 10 metre range. Air rifles supplied and expert tuition on hand throughout the weekend from some of the best shots in the county. Many thanks to Keith Barney, Michael Pill and members of BUCKLAND & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB for running this event.


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Other Attractions Models We are very grateful to Mr J Scutts who has again assembled a fantastic collection of models for our Show. In previous years these have included a farmyard, gypsy encampment, canal boats, caravans and horse drawn vehicles, steam engines and early yesteryear toys. We are delighted to welcome to this year’s Show the following exhibitors who have painstakingly created these models for you to see and enjoy:

Mr & Mrs A Mace, Compton Abdale Mr R Pitts, Carterton Mr E Miles, Witney Mr B Smith, Witney Mr L Burford, Witney Mr P Pratley, Bourton-on-the Water Mr & Mrs Bateman, Stroud

Mr R Cole, Hungerford Mr J Scutts, Swindon Mrs S Scutts, Swindon Mr A Ingram, Churchdown Mr D Holifield, Bladon Mr E Cook, Chippenham Mr D West, Witney

Army Cadets The Wantage and Shrivenham Army Cadets will be manning a recruitment and information stand at this year’s Show. New Cadets are always welcome, but must be at least 12 years old and in Year 7 at school. The Cadets parade at Watchfield on Monday nights from 1900 – 2130 Hours in the building right next door to the Cottage Nursery. Phone the detachment commander on 07920 092374 for further details.

Scouts Scouting in the Vale is very active with over 500 members enjoying all sorts of activities every week. On our stall we will be showcasing some of these activities with plenty of opportunity to join in. Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. Scouting celebrated its centenary in 2007 with an International Jamboree in the UK that had more participants than the Olympic Games! If you would like to help us in providing Scouting and having fun, either as a leader, administrator, supporter or manager please contact the District Commissioner, Liz Farr, on 01235 850362.

Catering Once more we are pleased to welcome Cohen’s Catering, who will provide a vast range of food from traditional burgers, hot dogs, fish and chips and pork rolls to a vegetarian selection, as well as ice creams, sweets, pancakes and more.

Bar This year Colin and friends will once again be manning the Beer Tent, where you can sup a pint of Arkells’ Best Beer or enjoy your favourite tipple. Come back in the evening and enjoy the fun.


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Sunday and Monday Professor Crump The amazing, zany, dapper, preposterous, creative Professor - standing eight foot tall in his magnificent top hat - has appeared extensively both in England and abroad in galas, theatres, festivals and corporate events. His character is well known in London, having welcomed and entertained many visitors to famous landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall and Millennium Dome and at major events such as the London Marathon and Lord Mayor's Show as well as the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival. Equally he is popular abroad in countries such as Malta, Kuwait, Germany, Qatar, France, Holland, the UAE, Iceland and the VW annual ball in St Petersburg – Russia. His many TV appearances over the years include The Fimbles, Wide Awake Club, Magpie, Fun Factory, The Sooty Show, Madness, The Happy Monsters, Barnum and The Antics Roadshow. “'Your hard work and dedication to entertaining Mums, Dads, Grans and children is phenomenal, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to other attractions.' Queen Mother's 100th birthday, Buckleys Museum 'You were the highlight of the party and whatever else I got wrong you were the right choice for that night' Party - National Deaf Children's Society 'He mixed and mingled with the crowd who absolutely loved him' Tour de Tnedrig Cycle Ride 'A fine entertainer' The Times The Professor has been a huge success for many years at the Uffington Show, keeping children and parents enthralled throughout both days with his unique combination of humour, stilt-walking, balloon animals and much more. We are delighted to welcome him back to our 2009 Show. Read more about Professor Crump on:


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In The Vale magazine Local news, features and advertising for Faringdon, Longcot, Wantage and Grove and surrounding villages Delivered to thousands of homes around the area and available in Budgens, Sainsbury’s, Co-op supermarkets and many other outlets.

For more information or to advertise call Alison on 01367 888229 Or visit the website :

Advertise in this programme next year! Last year over 10,000 people came to our Show over the Bank Holiday weekend. You can share in our success! Book advertising space in the 2010 programme before 31 December 2009 and we will only charge you 2009 prices: Full page Half page Quarter Page

£120 £70 £40

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Educated Equines Educated Equines is a small family run business based in the picturesque village of Charney Bassett. Horses and Ponies accommodated on Breaking, Schooling, Competition, Full and Sales livery. Small selection of Horses and Ponies offered for Sale and Lease. Equissage and Clipping services available. So for an affordable service that is second to none, look no further... WEB: EMAIL: TEL/FAX: 01235 77 09 31 MOB: 079 305 132 56

Ambitions Equestrian Centre

Pearl Equestrian Quality Service for You and Your Horse

Ambitions Equestrian Centre is a friendly, family run Riding School and Livery Yard on the Oxfordshire / Berkshire border. Tailored livery packages from Grass to Full Livery are available. We also provide Schooling and Sales Livery. The Riding School caters for all types of riders from 4 years old. Private, Shared and Group Lessons (up to four riders of the same ability) are taught 7 days a week by enthusiastic Instructors. All our Horses and Ponies are well mannered and specifically chosen for their temperament and individual abilities. There are a range of other activities available including adult evening ‘Pub Rides’, hacking across the beautiful Berkshire countryside, Own a Pony Days, Summer Camps for adults and children, Bombproof your horse sessions, evening Show Jumping and Dressage Competitions and much more. We have a selection of horses and ponies for sale and we are always looking for horses and ponies to loan for the Riding School. We have recently become a Pony Club Centre and hold regular Rallies for Mini, Juniors and Seniors. Please have a look at our web site for further details or call us with any enquiries 01488 638636

Full, Part, Assisted DIY, & 5 Day Livery. Horses Taken For Sale, Schooling, Backing & Breaking. For More Information Please Visit Or Ring Liz On 07921 840079


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Arena Events Heavy Horses Only 60 years ago, before farms were fully mechanised, heavy horses were a common sight in the countryside, working in the fields and pulling carts. After World War II they became virtually redundant and during the next 20 years seemed to be on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, these magnificent horses had many supporters and today their future is assured. It is a stirring sight to see a parade of heavy horses on show. An average heavy horse weighs around a ton and is capable of pulling enormous weights. Horses are measured in ‘hands’, each hand being equivalent to four inches. The measurement is taken from the ground to the top of the shoulders (withers). The long hair on the lower leg is known as ‘feather’. Britain has four main breeds of heavy horse:

THE SHIRE The Shire originates from the ‘Heart of England’. With deep shoulders, a short, strong, muscular back, a wide chest and sweeping quarters, the head is heavy and the legs are powerful with an abundance of feather. Body colour is black, brown, bay or grey and average height is 17.2 hands.

THE CLYDESDALE Named after the old name for Lanarkshire, the Clydesdale was the heavy horse of Scotland. Standing much the same height as the Shire, the strong body has a short back with broad quarters and high withers. Colours are similar to the Shire but there tends to be more white on the legs and belly.

THE SUFFOLK PUNCH The great golden horse of Suffolk is well named, for it is a short-coupled, punchy horse capable of working well in all gears. Standing at 16 hands and always chestnut in colour, although a white star on the forehead is permitted. The body is deep and round with powerful shoulders and quarters. The strong rather short legs are free from feather.

THE PERCHERON The Percheron originated in the Perche region of France. Brought over here after the First World War, the breed spread rapidly throughout Britain. Grey or black in colour and standing at 16.3 hands, the body is very strong with a short back, deep shoulders and powerful quarters. The head is refined and the strong legs are free from feather.


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Sunday only 2009 Heavy Horse Show Sunday 24th August Judge: TBC Ring Steward: Mr Bob Brickell Field Steward: Ray Frankland

Commentator: Mr Peter Davies Assistant: Colleen Stacey

First Class to commence at 10.00 am sharp Grand Parade of Heavy Horses at approx. 3.30 pm Lunch Interval 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm 1st placed in Classes 1, 2 & 7 to qualify for West of England Heavy Horse Championship kindly sponsored by Wadsworth & Co Northgate Breweries, Devizes.

Schedule of Classes: Best Mare in hand 3 yrs upwards ISIS CONSTRUCTION PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY kindly sponsored by K’s Tackshop Class 2 Best Gelding in hand 3 yrs upwards JEWSONS PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP kindly sponsored by Ambitions Equestrian Centre Class 3 Best Suffolk/Clydesdale/Percheron/any breed other than Shire, any age, any sex WHITE HORSE SHOW PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY kindly sponsored by Class 4 Youngstock – fillies, colts, geldings 1yr or 2yrs R J BRICKELL PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY Class 5 Brood mare with foal at foot T CALDER PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY Class 5a Best foal-produce of heavy horse sire and dam MOBAC SITE SERVICES PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY kindly sponsored by Educated Equines Class 6 Novice of any age, breed or sex, never having won a first prior to the day of the show CLARKS MILL (WANTAGE) PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY kindly sponsored by Pearl Equestrian CHAMPIONSHIP 1st & 2nd of above classes FAWLEY STUD PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY Class 1

Class 6a Class 6b

Young Handler 13–18yrs RAY FRANKLAND PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP Best plaited tail KERRI MACK SHIELD & £20 TO WINNER Lunch Interval

Class 7 Class 8

Class 9

Class 10

Show Harness Class – 75% harness/25% horse and presentation MONTY & JENNY MEMORIAL TROPHY kindly donated by Mr Ray Frankland Agricultural Harness Class – 75% harness/25% horse and presentation. No chrome chains or patent leather. MR & MRS K FREEMAN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY Best pair of horses in harness P WHITE PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY kindly sponsored by Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Best Turnout – trade or agricultural – single, pair, unicorn or team. R J BRICKELL PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY


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Other Attractions

Sunday and Monday

Craft, Trade, Charity & Information Stalls The White Horse Show is pleased to welcome all those running the wide variety of craft stalls catering for every possible interest. As always there are too many to list but they include: Needle craft, paintings, pets in pot, 'crystal waters', handmade hats and bags, a wide selection of fine fashion jewellery, ladies’ fashions and accessories, hand carved walking sticks, herbs and plants, household goods, greetings cards, books, hand made toiletries, china, health care products, lace making, candles, honey products, giftware ,cosmetics, Asian wood carvings, gifts for home and garden, wood burning stoves, baskets, watches, clocks, reflexology, pet products, hand made wooden pens, crystals & fossils and hand made dressings and marinades to name but a few. We also welcome a wide variety of charity and information stalls at this year's show. These include St Mary's Church Uffington selling a wide variety of home made cakes and jams, and “The Vicar of Uffington’s Chocolate Fountain”, Uffington Primary School P.T.A. “Crockery Smash”, White Horse Pre School water and wine game, Swindon Cats Protection, Prospect Hospice, Tom Brown's School Museum, Riding for the Disabled, R.A.F.A. Wantage & District, The Royal British Legion, the W.I. coconut shy, Samaritans, R.S.P.C.A. and BBC Oxford. For the children we have face painting, amusements, arts & crafts, and a number of stalls selling toys, books and dolls clothes. Also of interest we have a display of pictures from the Uffington Players’ last production “Jack and the Beanstalk”, Altitude 24 Rock Climbing Wall, Wantage Conservatives, Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, King Alfred’s District Scouts, Faringdon Community & Tourist Information, Information on Plumbing & Heating and Water Treatment Specialists. We particularly recommend that you visit the following stalls:

Howard Haselton, Nature's Sunshine Herbs, Reflexology, Shiatsu and Thai Massage. 07836 318618 Noreen Ogilvie, Neeron, Designer Handmade Jewellery. 01367 244137 Kate Saunders, Too-Witt Too-Woo, Children’s reversible clothing. 01980 621360 Mr Sam Colmer, Remloc Plumbing and Heating, 01235 536345 or 07709 961655 Henry Walker, Walkers Woodburning Stoves, Multifuel Clearview Stove Specialists, We advise, deliver and install. 01993 823246 John Curtis, Hand Carved Walking Sticks and Crooks, 01793 855014 or 07748 240407 Vale Of White Horse Gliding Club. Static gliding display. More information at or 01793 783685. Christine Hills, Gifts and Gemstones, Crystals, Fossils and Silver Gemstone Jewellery 01793 542607 Stewart Barnes Herbalife: Health is your first wealth, promoting inner and outer nutritional products. 01235 224147 Clarks Wantage Ltd., Flour, Josephine Munsey, 01865 862027 or 07909991823 BEST STAND There will be an award for the best indoor stand. The Judges will be Stella Mattingley and Derek Kelsey M.B.E.


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Tom Brown’s School Museum Tom Brown’s School Museum is housed in a small chalkstone building which was built for Thomas Saunders in 1617 as a school for ‘12 worthy boys’. Thomas Hughes, who was born in the village, refers to the schoolroom in his famous book ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays’. The exhibition for 2009 is

A Bygone Age: Crafts and Industries in Uffington The exhibition is accompanied by a Village Trail which guides you around the village and points out places of interest. At the Museum and at the White Horse Show this year, we will be showing our new computer presentation on ‘People from the Past’. The Museum features local prehistoric sites including the White Horse and our Iron Age settlement. Displays include information on Sir John Betjeman, the Poet Laureate who lived in the village, as well as Thomas Hughes and the history of the schoolroom. The wealth of information in the museum is enhanced by videos, oral histories and photographs. The Museum is open weekends from 2.00pm - 5.00pm from Easter Saturday to the end of October, including Bank Holiday Mondays. FREE admission!

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WHS Programme 2009  

Show programme for the Uffington White Horse Show, 2009. This was the second year I was asked to put together the programme.

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