Did you take the family to Euston Rural Pastimes?

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT.

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT. - Credit: Archant

An annual event that celebrates rural life has been hailed a success.

Classic cars were a popular feature of the Euston Rural Pastimes. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Classic cars were a popular feature of the Euston Rural Pastimes. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Euston Rural Pastimes, which has been going since 1991, was well attended and it is hoped it will have raised a generous amount for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Chairman Chris Fogden said: “It was brilliant. A lot of people were around the ring watching the Kangaroo Kid [stunt quad bike rider]. I think attendance is up on last year. We are talking in terms of gate money up in thousands of pounds.”

The event, in the grounds of Euston Hall in west Suffolk, offers variety for all the family, Mr Fogden said, adding there is a focus on the countryside.

There was a heavy horse show, a well-attended young handler class, rural crafts, classic tractors and more than 400 vintage and classic cars on display, to name a few.

Chiarah Ruby- Budd, 7, from Needham Market, making friends with the De Burgh and North Essex Basset

Chiarah Ruby- Budd, 7, from Needham Market, making friends with the De Burgh and North Essex Basset Hounds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant


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“There were a lot of things for children to do as well,” Mr Fogden said.

Many volunteers helped make the event happen.

The Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Visitors relax at the event at Euston Hall. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Visitors relax at the event at Euston Hall. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Vintage tractors drew big crowds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Vintage tractors drew big crowds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Sonme of the grand ring events at Euston Rural Pastimes. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Sonme of the grand ring events at Euston Rural Pastimes. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Nigel Sycamore from Bury St Edmunds with his miniature ponies Sooty and Sweep in the carriage drivin

Nigel Sycamore from Bury St Edmunds with his miniature ponies Sooty and Sweep in the carriage driving pairs event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

A steam traction engine at the Euston Rural Pastimes event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

A steam traction engine at the Euston Rural Pastimes event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Chiarah Ruby- Budd, 7, from Needham Market making friends with the De Burgh and North Essex Basset

Chiarah Ruby- Budd, 7, from Needham Market making friends with the De Burgh and North Essex Basset Hounds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Nigel Sycamore from Bury St Edmunds with his miniture ponies Sooty and Sweep in the carriage driving

Nigel Sycamore from Bury St Edmunds with his miniture ponies Sooty and Sweep in the carriage driving pairs event. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The sights of the Euston Rural Pastimes event at Euston Hall on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

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