Alrewas Show

Alrewas Autumn Gathering

Come and join us for a series of community events around Alrewas over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of September.

Due to the COVID pandemic we have missed 2 successive Alrewas Shows (the only time this has ever happened in peacetime) and the 2020 Arts Festival, both of which are a major part of our village life.

So as we emerge from lockdown our Alrewas Show, Alrewas Arts Festival and Alrewas Island volunteers have created a relaxed outdoor series of events to give our local community the opportunity to get together and have some fun:

We have 2 main events planned:

Saturday 4th September 10am – 5pm: Horses, Hounds and more
A mini country show on the Alrewas Show field, with something for all the family, including Horse shows, classic cars, vintage tractors, dog show and agility display, working crafts displays, live band music and more.
There’ll be snacks and refreshments on sale and a licensed bar.
Free parking - but please come on foot if you can!

Sunday 5th September 11am – 5pm: ArtsFest on the Island!
A selection of Arts Festival activities plus some new ones.
Limited free disabled parking. No other parking is available on site so please do not come by car.

Further information can be found on the event website: www.alrewasautumngathering.co.uk

All proceeds from the events will be distributed to local charities and good causes.

Let's get together and start making up for lost time!

Shetland Ponies

Shetland Ponies, as the name suggests, originate in the Shetland Isles, where it is known that small horses have been kept since the Bronze Age. Full of character, they are strong and intelligent, and despite their small size were first used to pull carts and ploughs, and to carry heavy loads such as peat and coal.

During the Industrial Revolution, thousands of Shetlands were taken south to England to work as pit ponies - some were even exported to the USA for this purpose.

Nowadays they are more likely to be seen at shows or giving rides to small children, or performing ceremonial duties, for example as the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

You'll see plenty of Shetlands on display at the Alrewas Show; The breed is regulated by the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society and the Alrewas Show is a diary highlight for many Shetland owners.

Shetlands Steward:

Pat Green
10 St David’s Road
Clifton Campville
Nr Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 0BA

01827 373357

shetlands@alrewasshow.co.uk

 

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