There will be something for everyone at next Sunday’s annual Horse and Pony Show in Long Sutton (June 28th).
Its popular dog show will be back alongside two showing rings for horses and ponies and fun classes.
Louise was well-known on the showing circuit. The trophy will be presented by her partner Ollie Bingham and her sister Jodie White
The ‘handy pony ring’ is a new addition - which features ponies showcasing their skills at activities such as walking across stepping stones, hanging out the washing and posting a letter.
This year the affiliated showing classes include qualifiers for Royal London, Equifest, 15+, Think Pink and the East Anglia Horse Show.
The show will be especially poignant this year with the Louise Bishell trophy awarded for the small breed M and M (Mountain and Moorland) in-hand. Louise, from Gedney Dyke, died this year from cancer. She was 40 years old.
Show secretary Nicola Clarey, said: “Louise was well-known on the showing circuit and her pony was an M and M small breed. The trophy will be presented by her partner Ollie Bingham and her sister Jodie White.”
There will also be a trophy for the Supreme winner which is sponsored by Lynas Vokes in Long Sutton.
Nicola said: “This is the trophy awarded to the overall winner with £50 going to the champion and £25 to the reserve.
“The show is a bit different this year in that there is no show-jumping but with the handy pony ring being a first. There will also be trade stands, craft stalls and a few small funfair rides. The dog show is always popular.”
The show, held at Cinder Ash Park in Roman Bank, starts at 9am and ends at around 5.30pm. There is a fee of £5 per entry per showing for each class if paid in advance or £8 on the day.
The Louise Bishell trophy has been donated by www.jodsnjackets.co.uk and www.andrewssupplies.co.uk