Ryedale Game & Country Fair, North Yorkshire
April 18th-19thScampston Hall Malton North Yorkshire YO17 8NG
A new show, up in Yorkshire! We are very excited to be welcoming a whole host of new exhibitors and entertainers, as well as welcoming back many of the usual favourites.
The horse boarders will be on the fourth of their UK challenges, so don’t miss the adrenaline laced thrills and spills of these guys as they hurtle round a field of obstacles on an enlarged skateboard behind a galloping horse!
Slightly more sedate but no less competitive are the scurry drivers, also on their fourth challenge of the year. And all the usual country demonstrations of gudogs, lurchers, working ferrets, racing terriers and magnificant birds of prey.
We have our own dedicated ‘World of Dogs’ area for all you dog lovers, with gun dog scurries, lurcher racing and showing, terrier racing and showing, a fun dog show for absolutely anyone. We also have the amazing Philippa Williams (if you’ve been to Crufts you will probably know Philippa!) A specialist in dog behaviour and understanding what makes them tick, Philippa will be in both the Countryside and Dog arenas during the weekend with her team of gundogs, offering a hugely entertaining as well as informative display, and answering all your training related questions at the gun dog clinic in between. Then there are local teams of hounds to meet and greet, and your opportunity to meet some of the more unusual working breeds, such as the adorable cesky terriers in the rare breeds tent. So bring your dog! And if you’re worried he won’t behave, there’s always the training clinic to visit for help, or the ‘Best Asbo’ class of the fun dog show!
Birds of prey will be demonstrating throughout the day, with opportunities to meet and photograph them between performances. You can also watch the ancient traditional sport of working birds together with dogs, which is a fea of training because the two species do not naturally mix.
Unique to Rydale Game and Country Show we are also pleased to introduce The Countryside Marquee, featuring local craftsmen and country pursuits such as Andy Kelly demonstrating net making, Adrian Johnstone demonstrating and displaying taxidermy, the local branch of the RSPB, and many more. Don’t miss that one!
Fiery Jack is back with his Games Marquee, full of old and new games to try out with an on-hand expert to explain the rules… and possibly arbitrate any disagreements! Don’t miss that one: great for both the young and the young at heart. He’ll also be wandering the show doing juggling and generally being silly, so go and give him a high five!
Food is a large part of all our shows, as proven here with our huge food marquees: a real taste before you buy approach so come hungry! We also have some excellent chefs demonstrating their dishes, including Nottingham’s Jonny Puztai demonstrating his butchery skills!
Something for everyone; if field sports are more your thing we have clay shooting as well as archery (think ‘Hunger Games’!) and clayshooting, all to have a go at. The Muzzle-loaders are also back, so come and check out this fascinating traditional sport. There will also be angling deminstrations, fly casting competitons and fly-tying competitions (win whiskey – has to be worth a go!)
Browse our huge craft marquees, as well as demonstration areas for glass blowing, chainsaw carving (and speed carves twice a day) blacksmithing and more.
And of course, there will be donkey rides, children’s amusements, racing ferrets (always worth a flutter), puppets, make and take craft activities and more for all the children. It really is a great day out for all the family an we are delighted to be back in Yorkshire fodr the Ryedale Game and Country Fair.