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Our fabulous main arena hosts a variety of displays and events throughout the day to suit all the family. 

Displays at our 2023 show include:

  • Bob Hogg’s famous Lamb National – as seen on BBC’s ‘Countryfile’. Watch as agile Herdwick sheep negotiate the race track. Choose your colours and place your ‘bets’! Fantastic fun for all the family.
  • Sheepdog and duck displays – You will be taken through the training and obedience of these wonderful dogs including learning how they work their stock and how the commands are introduced – all in a vibrant display with lots of fun and humour thrown in for good measure!
  • Birds of Prey Displays by SMJ Falconry – don’t miss the two flying shows during the day in the main arena with different birds being flown
    at each display, and this will accompanied by a crowd-engaging commentary. The birds will also be able to view throughout the day at SMJ’s static display area.
  • Dog Agility Displays by Preston Agility Dogs – held in their own dedicated arena
  • Ridden demonstration by HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) – with their fantastic facility based not far from our showground in Briercliffe, this demonstration will take you through how the HAPPA team rehabilitate the equines in their care.
  • Safety campaign by BHS North West (British Horse Society) – this informative demonstration aims to educate walkers, dog owners, cyclists, drivers, and horse riders on how to keep everyone safe when sharing the road, countryside or beach with horses.

We also run children’s games in the main arena which include sack races, egg & spoon races and welly throwing for children of all ages. Rosettes are awarded from 1st to 4th place and sweets to all taking part. 

Don’t miss the ridden classes and supreme championship of the heavy horse section which are also held in our main arena.

Please contact our Main Arena Manager if you are interested in performing in our main arena at future shows