Crowland Show was a spectacular day out

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Heavy horses were the big stars of the spectacular 37th annual Crowland Show yesterday (Saturday).

Organisers were celebrating a huge turnout of mothers and foals in the heavy horse group with around a dozen pairs entering the main arena.

Oliver Chaffey and Will Boulderstone with their wonderful entries in the mare and foal class. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG270615-116TW

Oliver Chaffey and Will Boulderstone with their wonderful entries in the mare and foal class. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG270615-116TW

Show chairman Tom Henfrey said: “You don’t even see that at county level. I show horses all over the country.”

There were scores of entries across all of the horse classes, more than 100 dogs entered the dog show, run for the first-time this year by Crowland-based Mucky Pups, and Snowden Field was filled with attractions such as classic cars and tractors, fairground rides, games, stalls and a WI exhibition marquee where a variety of crafts were demonstrated.

Show vice-chairman Helen Turpin said the event is organised by an eight-strong committee, but it couldn’t go ahead without the team of 35 to 40 volunteers.

She said: “They are fantastic.”

Crowland Show vice-chairman Helen Turpin celebrates a full house outside the Fun House as crowds turned out in glorious sunshine to enjoy a spectacular day out on Snowden Field. SG260615-101TW

Crowland Show vice-chairman Helen Turpin celebrates a full house outside the Fun House as crowds turned out in glorious sunshine to enjoy a spectacular day out on Snowden Field. SG260615-101TW

Brilliant summer sunshine also brought out the crowds and the turnout is expected to be the best for some years.

The parade of tractors in the main ring. SG270615-115TW

The parade of tractors in the main ring. SG270615-115TW

WI 'Glasto girls' with flower show entries ' Elaine Larkins, Lottie McKue, Dawn Prosser, Vanessa Boon and Christine Gray. SG270615-128TW

WI 'Glasto girls' with flower show entries ' Elaine Larkins, Lottie McKue, Dawn Prosser, Vanessa Boon and Christine Gray. SG270615-128TW