Tregony Horse Show and Country Fayre 2009

Under a new organisational team, the Tregony horse show and country Fayre, now in its 32nd year, was a huge success this Sunday.

Started in 1977, the show had its humble beginnings with just 6 horses and a handful of stalls. Today however, thanks to years of growth, organiser Alan Barnes has taken on the event is trying to inject some new life into the proceddings. “We made nearly £10,000 last year,” he told Roseland Online, “and I want to see that grow.”

Alan, who also is involved with the cricket, rugby and football teams at Tregony sports club – which he also hopes to breathe a new lease of life into with children from the area becoming more interested – is just as keen to make more out of the show by bringing it into the 21st century.

This year, some of the many attractions were a Viking display, Sheepdog demonstrations and sheep shearing, a birds of prey display as well as the various horse shows. There was also a great display of vintage tractors and a line of wonderful restored Morris Minors for the visitors to enjoy, not to mention the rabbit tent, featuring surely the biggest rabbit in Cornwall!

The live music included 70s band Soul Survivor, followed by Shameless and The Heard – a local band made up of pupils from Roseland School.

Charities benefiting from the proceeds included popular Cornish charity, ShelterBox. Roseland-Online wish Alan and his crew all the best for their future plans… here’s to 2010! MDH.

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