Check out which shows the Foxes will be appearing at and come along and cheer us on, meet the girls and of course our fabulous ponies.
RUN, RIDE, PUNT
Raising funds for the Household Cavalry Operational Casulties Fund
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Minterne House, Dorset
The Flying Foxes are thrilled to have been asked to attend this fundraising event and are looking forward to joining in the fun!
THE COUNTRY CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR
The Hop Farm Family Park, Kent
28 – 29 April 2012
Enjoy a great weekend package or a fun-packed family day out with undercover entertainment! For 2012, the two day Fair will feature craft stalls and craft makers, food halls and shopping malls, an exciting arena timetable, top class entertainment and interactive displays.
The craft element of the show has been developed for this year to include pottery for adults and children, patchwork quilting, card making and children’s jewellery that can be created at the show to take home, among other Kentish crafts on display.
In support of preserving the beautiful Kent countryside the Fair will also feature displays from the Wildlife Trust, West Kent Badgers and the RSPB.
Live music performances will create a buzzing atmosphere throughout the day, when visitors can also enjoy Morris dancing and other acts.
Along with the new activities, traditional elements will feature strongly at the Fair, from vintage tractors, 4 x 4 landrovers and ferret racing, to produce, poultry and country living stalls.
The main arena will also play host to some of Britain’s Strongest Men as they pull tractors, and drays with audience participation; a thrilling crowd demonstration.
At various times throughout the day The Hop Farm’s very own shire horses will star in arena demonstrations, providing a unique opportunity to see these beautiful horses in action.
On Sunday 29th April there will also be the chance for visitors to watch their favourite mascots take part in a charity mascot race.
In the Shopping and Food Mall an array of stalls will be offering a delicious range of mouth-watering treats.
Tickets to this year’s fair will also include entrance into The Hop Farm Family Park attraction, where families can enjoy great activities from the driving school to the jumping pillows and magic factory.
WINDSOR LIONS SPONSORED RIDE
The Royal Great Park
5th May 2012
Bex and Sian with Basil and Marley will be taking part in a sponsored ride inside the beautiful countryside of Windsor Great Park. The ride covers 9 miles and over cross – country jumps and of course the girls will be doing it aside. Every penny raised from this event goes to local, national and international charities which this year include Riding for the Disabled and Help for Heroes.
Each rider is sponsored, and since its inception, riders have raised in excess of £1,600,000 for Local, National and International charities.
Should you wish to support our lovely ladies in raising money for these two incredibly worthy charities you can donate by visiting their just giving page below.
THREE COUNTIES SHOW
Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire
15 – 17 June 2012
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? Well it’s all here!
Come along and meet the girls and their fabulous steeds at the Three Counties Show for the first time in 2012.
The Froyle Park Showground, Alton
1 July 2012
THE CLA GAME FAIR
20 – 22 July 2012
The Flying Foxes are incredibly excited to have been invited back to perform once again at the CLA Game Fair. The CLA Game Fair, is the world’s leading Country Sport Event. This three day National Countryside Show offers a memorable day out for all the family, with masses of opportunity to try new experiences, meet the experts, watch entertaining displays and demonstrations, sample delicious British Food and Drink and shop til you drop. If you enjoy the countryside and all that it entails, there really is something here for everyone!
ROMSEY AGRICULTURAL AND HORSE SHOW
Broadlands Park, Romsey
8 September 2012
A real agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family – that’s The Romsey Show, which takes place at Broadlands on Saturday the 8th of September 2012. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. Showcasing the best of British farming, it is a vital part of the County’s social calendar as cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Traditional countryside activities are highlighted with displays of falconry, gun dog training and the ever popular parade of hounds, while some of the more unusual animals in the showground include otters, alpacas and water buffalo.
Gastronomes can sample the culinary delights of the Food Zone, selling award winning local produce, while shoppers can browse the 500 plus trade stands offering everything from quad bikes to organic compost. Community are well represented with exhibitions by the WI, scouts and other local organisations, such as the art group, beekeepers association and the wine makers circle.
Those with green fingers can enjoy the dazzling displays staged for the flower arranging competitions and by specialist nurseries featured in the horticultural marquee.
There’s also a marching band, family dog show, parade of traction engines, fur & feather tent and an exciting programme of main ring entertainment that includes the Grand Parade of prize winning livestock. This is the high point of the day, when livestock exhibitors can display their hard work and the public can catch a glimpse of what farming is about.
MIDLANDS GAME FAIR
For 30 years, the Midland Game Fair has provided one of the UK’s finest showcases of country life. Whether you’re here to compete in the World’s most prestigious field sports competitions for the biggest prizes available, or just relax and enjoy the fabulous surroundings, there’s something to suit all tastes.
AUTUMN SHOW AND GAME FAIR
Ardingly, West Sussex
6th – 7th October 2012
The event is an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside at harvest time, with country sports, crafts, falconry, a dog agility show, vintage machinery, mouthwatering local food and drink, stunning displays of seasonal flowers and vegetables, a fair and a wealth of trade stands for relaxed shopping.
The Autumn Show & Game Fair is a great day out in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It is a real seasonal celebration, with something for everyone – and this year’s Show promises to offer country entertainment for the whole family.
Put the dates in your diary now and come along and cheer us on!