The FAIRFAX PROPERTIES MAIN ARENA offers a continuous programme of spectacles and competition, including some of the best horsemen and women competing in Britain this year and a large number of Horse of the Year Show qualifying classes. Throughout the two day Show the main ring also features exciting demonstrations with thrills and spills, parades of animals and historic machinery, the Cavalcades of Footpacks and Fox Hounds, the children’s mounted fancy dress parade and the ever-popular highlight – the Grand Parade of Cattle on the Monday afternoon. There are spectacles to delight all. A timetable of the main ring and the six outer competition rings can be found in the Plan Your Day section of the website.
NEW TO THE SHOW THIS YEAR ARE TWO FAIRFAX PROPERTIES MAIN ARENA SPECTACLES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
NEW: TIGERS CHILDRENS MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM
The Tigers, all riders between the ages of just 5 and 16, will roar into the Fairfax Properties Main Arena on Sunday at 11.15am and 3.50pm and on Bank Holiday Monday at 11.10am and 3.20pm to thrill the spectators with stunts including jumping through fire and over vehicles. The Junior Team, aged between 5 and 8, pull out all the stops with complicated formation riding pushing their concentration span to the limit The senior team, ages 8 - 16, exhibit technical skill and courage jumping through fire and over bikes and even cars. The Tigers were set up and are still run by parents to allow children the opportunity to ride a motorcycle safely and to perform tricks, stunts and jumps in public shows around the UK such as the Queen's Jubilee Festival at Hyde Park. They train every Sunday through the cold winter months and their popular Summer programme raises thousands for charity.
NEW: PONY CLUB MOUNTED GAMES
Teams from across the South East will compete in an event first devised by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to encourage any child to have fun whilst demonstrating courage, determination and all-round riding ability. Watch the teams, which includes a current England Mounted Games team member who competed at the Royal Windsor in May, battle it out with obstacles and items to collect and heart-stopping manoeuvres and fast canters to the line. Choose your favourite team and shout for them at 1010am and 3.10pm on Sunday 26th and 10.30am and 2.40pm on Monday in the Fairfax Properties Main Arena.
THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE - BMX VS TRAILBIKE VS FREE RUNNING : 11am,12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm both days - performance arena between bandstand & Village Green
BMXTRA EXCITING STUNT DISPLAYS NEW TO THIS YEAR'S SHOW
The world champion BMXers are back - they thrilled the crowds at the last Show and this year they've got competition. They return with some of the UK's leading trail riders and free runners in the "Ultimate Challenge". Who can win the spectators over with their amazing tricks and obvious daring and skills? Catch the Ultimate Challenge stunt shows regularly throughout the whole two days in a specially-created performance area in the south west quarter of the showground between the bandstand and Village Green.
Between thrilling aerial performances by leading stunt team Mobile Bike Events, the pros will be happy to answer questions and give encouraging advice - and youngsters can get on a BMX and ride their own obstacle course between shows. Just turn up and borrow a bike and safety equipment for free and have a go.
JUNIOR BMX OBSTACLE TRACK - TURN UP AND HAVE A GO FOR FREE
BMX, which is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross, originated in the US in the 70s and quickly became phenomenally popular. However, while the craze went global in the 80s, it did not make it into the Olympic Games until Beijing 2008. BMX is now a popular Olympic sport so get your little BMXers to visit the stand on the Village Green, get inspired by the team and the sky's the limit. There is a Junior BMX obstacle track so just turn up - there are free bikes and helmets to borrow and the obstacle course is also free.
MEET THE MEERKATS AND INTERACTIVE EXOTIC ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS!
Hold and touch snakes, spiders, spitting cockroaches, scorpions, chinchillas, hedgehogs and the Bearded Dragon!
On SUNDAY the very popular SUSSEX STOMPERS, well-known in the south east for their wonderful traditional Dixieland Jazz will be performing at the Bandstand. This is their first visit to the Show to perform.
On BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY for the first time the Show welcomes the EAST GRINSTEAD UKULELES who will be performing at the Bandstand. The Club was started in 2013 and over fifty members now play on alternate Tuesdays at the Dorset Arms in East Grinstead. The band always welcomes new members - come and visit them at the Show. At 3pm in Bank Holiday Monday EG Ukuleles will be running a try-out workshop so come along and have a go at playing this popular instrument.
The Sheep Show does exactly what is at the heart of the whole Edenbridge Show – to entertain and educate all ages about the countryside. The New Zealand style presenters have become firm favourites with visitors as they provide a highly amusing spectacle at regular intervals throughout the two days. Nobby the Norfolk Horn stands centre stage while others are introduced to their podiums. We learn about each breed’s attributes and how wool from the sheep's back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration has a running commentary and has the audience captivated. The highlight of the show is the “The Sheep Show Hustle” - dancing sheep!! Find them near Gate 2 beside the BMX bikes and near the Village Green, with shows at 1145am,1.15pm, 2.45pm and 4.15pm on both days.
Have a go at milking and pick up a free Breed Booklet to identify different breeds of cattle, pigs and sheep in the Livestock Marquee.
The WI Marquee is jam-jar packed with home-made goodies to take home. Have a look at the high standard of the annual competition entrants and children can create something wonderful to take away with them in the Craft Corner.
The children’s Fairground area features a beautiful Victorian Carousel – adults welcome on board too! Around the showground are also a variety of rides to amuse the young – and in some cases not so young. These usually include a climbing wall, bumper boats, bouncy castle, giant walk-on-water bubbles but look around the huge showground for new rides and exciting adventures you haven't tried before.