Show draws in the crowds

by Kent Caddick

A break in the weather meant the 119th annual Malvern A&P Show was again able to draw in the crowds.

Held at the Sheffield Domain on Saturday, the show celebrated old traditions and presented showgoers with some new ones.

Show President, Guy Bassett, said the numbers attending this year were up by about 20% on last year.

“Some of the new events involving the equestrian section went really well with the Rev and Ride and three rail jump were really popular.”

The Rev and Ride consisted of horse riders jumping five fences, sack jumping to an ATV, which was then driven through a slalom course and through a gate before speeding to the finish line.

Mr Bassett was also pleased with the number of companies in the trade site area and noticed an increase in the number of entrants in the produce section.

“We had a couple of new committee members who took charge of the section and entries were well up, although it was disappointing to see that the giant pumpkin went missing at some stage during the day.”

He said they were lucky to get a break in the weather on the day and the feedback he has received indicated that all sections produced a high standard of entries.