Moreton show "best ever"
ONE of the Cotswold’s most popular annual events saw thousands of visitors round of the summer in style.
Visitors to this year’s Moreton-in-Marsh enjoyed horse and livestock shows, a range of entertainment – including world-famous horse trainer Jean Francois Pignon, dancing JCBs and terrier racing.
The one-day show – the 60th to be held in the North Cotswolds town – also featured more than 300 trade stalls selling a range of goods from farm equipment to designer clothes.
Show general manager Clare Foster said the show had been a roaring success, with admissions up by 15 per cent on last year. “It was our best ever show,” she said.
“I’ve had so many calls and emails saying what a wonderful show it was.
“Jean Fracoise Pignon was definitely the main attraction – people came not just from the UK but from Europe to see him. “The dancing diggers were fantastic as well.”
She added she was pleased the show had gone ahead in a year when many other high profile events – including Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials – had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
“We were a little concerned before the show because we did have a lot of bad weather but we stuck it out,” she said. “We did have to tow a few people onto the site on Friday but it wasn’t a problem.”