Gallery: Glemham Hall provides stately setting for countryside celebration

Bethany and Eloise Fisher (right) watch as Rebecca Townsend practices a move for the Jive Pony show

Bethany and Eloise Fisher (right) watch as Rebecca Townsend practices a move for the Jive Pony show at the East Suffolk Country Show at Glemham Hall.

A celebration of country pursuits, local produce and traditional crafts had something to entertain visitors of all ages at the weekend.

From the breathtaking excitement of equestrian acrobatics to the demonstrations of spinning, weaving and fly-casting, organisers of the annual East Suffolk Country Fair set out to make this year’s event more family friendly than ever at Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge.

Held across two days, the show saw birds of prey take flight over the stately home’s grounds, while terriers and ferrets raced in the main arenas, and fighting knights did battle before retiring to their recreated medieval village.

Elsewhere there were displays of dog agility, lamb feeding, children’s entertainment and a companion dog show with proceeds from entries donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Away from the arena, 2011 Masterchef finalist Ondine Hartgroves shared some culinary expertise in the cookery demonstration marquee.


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Visitors also got the chance to shop for arts, crafts and gifts, as well as sampling the food, drink and trade stands.

Emma Owen, director of event organiser, Oakleigh Fairs, said: “It was a lovely event with the sun shining over beautiful Glemham Hall. Lots of families joined us to enjoy the many countryside activities.”

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