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Thursday 16 June 2022

South of England Show Welcomed Thousands Of Visitors Back To Sussex

Thousands of visitors flocked to the iconic South of England Show where livestock and equine competition made a welcome return after a break of three years due to the pandemic.  

Organised by the South of England Agricultural Society, the event was established to celebrate, and educate the public about, all things agricultural. 

It remains true to its roots and is one of the key events in the UK calendar each year - attended by agricultural and equestrian professional and enthusiasts, and thousands of people from all over the region looking for an interesting day out. 

Held at the beautiful 150-acre South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, the 2022 show featured nearly 400 livestock competition classes featuring many different breeds; over 70 different equestrian displays and competitions including international showjumping, heavy horses and the always thrilling Inter Hunt Relay.  

There were also performances from a military brass band and this year the show hosted an Army Village. There was also a proposal of marriage during one of the live performances which delighted the audience.

Corrie Ince, Show Director for the South of England Agricultural Society, said:

"What a show! After having cancelled in 2020, and had so many restrictions in 2021, this year certainly saw us come back with a bang, and the weather was kind to us with sunshine for the whole weekend. 

" .. Not only does it allow us to celebrate the world of agriculture with the public, and inspire so many - especially the next generation, the ticket sales enable us as a charity to support those interested or involved in agriculture and other land-based industries."

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