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Suffolk Show news

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A shepherd who appeared in television series Flockstars came first place in a sheep herding competition at the Suffolk Show today.

A Mastermind competition and a song about tractors saw Acton Primary School steal first place in the Farming School of the Year award at the Suffolk Show today.

Sheep breeder Stephen Cobbald won his “own” trophy today as his champion Texel shearling ram won the inter-breed title on day two of the Suffolk Show.

It’s one of the best-known gardens in Suffolk – and now one of the unsung heroes behind Helmingham Hall’s stunning grounds has been honoured for his 61 years of work.

Organisers of the Suffolk Show were hoping to bumper visitor numbers as a second day of glorious weather brought out more crowds to Trinity Park.

The scorching sunshine hasn’t deterred visitors to the Suffolk Show from jumping, running, kicking and throwing their way around the sports village.

From gun dog displays and a dramatic Mascot Derby to dairy cattle contests and fashion boutiques, thousands of visitors enjoyed a memorable Suffolk Show in the sun yesterday.

Suffolk Show chiefs have been praised for their support and promotion of the arts in the county.

Witham youngster Zak Kent became the second winner of the Shetland Pony Grand National this afternoon, joining Frankie Detorri’s son Rocco in winning the coveted red rosette at the Suffolk Show 2017.

The Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich showed youngsters his love of the Saxophone during the first day of the Suffolk Show.

The five-year-old, owned by Fiona Clark from Stoke-by-Nayland, claimed the supreme championship, just as he did in 2015 and 2016, ahead of overall reserve Kilmannan Short, an eight-year-old gelding owned by George Pratt from Great Horkesley, near Colchester.

Tractor Boy was left ruing an unlucky slip which he believes cost him the hotly-anticipated Mascot Derby.

Students from France visited the Suffolk Show 2017 as part of their marketing and agricultural studies.

The quality of the entries in the dairy section of the Suffolk Show cattle contests has been praised by the judge after a top-notch display of animals.

It was an emotional day for Suffolk sheep farmer Stephen Cobbald who claimed the Texel breed title with a shearling ram from a flock first started by his daughter Charlotte, who died in 2014 aged 17.

A stunning performance by the team at the 6,000 acre Shadwell Estate saw it sweep the board in two beef cattle contests at the Suffolk Show on Day 1.

A campaign by Suffolk County Council is hoping to educate young people to keep safe on Suffolk’s roads.

Suffolk’s food producers insist the county’s growing reputation for top-quality produce will continue to flourish.

Renowned as the biggest pop-up shopping event in Suffolk, we explore the fun crafts to the luxurious boutiques.

Vice-Chancellor Richard Lister described the scheme, which starts this September, as a “real game-changer”.

The Suffolk Show - it is a place that celebrates all that is great about our farming industries, but there is much more on offer than heavy horses and livestock.

From orchids to ferns and floral rope making, the 2017 Suffolk Flower and Garden show has something for everyone, organisers say.

The Suffolk Show is the county’s opportunity to celebrate its rich agricultural heritage

As the anticipated event approaches, police are urging drivers to expect delays and to allow extra time for journeys.

A new dedicated Horse and Country Ring is set to introduce Suffolk Show goers to its equine stars.

As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.

Suffolk Show organisers have reassured the public they are “very well prepared” for next week’s two-day showpiece following last night’s terror attack in Manchester.

Suffolk Show Details


Dates
May 31 and June 1, 2017

Opening times
7am on both days
Last entry is 5.30pm

Ticket prices

Location
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH

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