Devil’s Horsemen – Cossack Trick Riding



horsemenEurope’s number one stunt and trick riding team who have performed at top venues all over

Europe and as far as Malaysia are returning to the Aylsham Show due to popular demand.

This is thrilling non-stop entertainment which must be seen to be believed.


Will’s Working Spaniel Display


007[14]Will is a local man who will present an amazing insight into training of his working dogs. Up to 13 dogs will be in the main ring and he will demonstrate how he controls them using dummies, balls and whistles. This is a display not to be missed.


Red Devils Parachute Display


3This famous team is made up entirely of serving soldiers from the Parachute Regiment. The Red Devils have over thirty five years of experience creating spectacular displays and have appeared on television many times including “They Think It’s All Over”, “Jim Davidson’s Generation Game”, “Blue Peter”, “Hollyoaks” and “The Disney Channel”. They will perform a whole range of stunts and canopy formations before gliding into the arena with pinpoint accuracy.


Battle of Britain Memorial Flight


4We are again anticipating the return to the Show of the three famous “fliers” from the Second World War, the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster. All the aircraft were familiar sights in Norfolk skies during the Second World War and bring a wave of nostalgia for those who remember the sights and sounds of the planes.

Heavy Horse Turnout Display

5Heavy horses are returning to the Main Ring and this year will give individual driving displays. This is an exceptional display to see. There will be a full commentary telling you all about these magnificent gentle giants and the amount of hard work that goes into grooming the horses and the number of hours taken up in cleaning and polishing the turnouts in order to transform the complete turnout unit into show worthy condition.

The Grand Parade

A wonderful opportunity to see on parade many of the spectacular animals that have been in the judging rings during the morning.

Children’s Sack Race, Fancy Dress and Tug of War

childrenThis is an ideal opportunity for all the children to participate at the Show by taking part in
these main ring events. Something special for all the family to watch and a unique ending
to the Show Day.

The Starting Handle Club

startThese Societies will parade in the main ring (time permitting) showing off their fine
historic vehicles, many of which are still in pristine condition and becoming extremely rare items





Plus much more to make your day at the Aylsham Show unforgettable: so watch this space for more thrilling announcements.

Main Ring Timetable 2016

The Association reserves the right to amend or alter the programme of events without notification

John Wootten President of Aylsham Show 2017

Aylsham Show President I am very pleased and honoured to be President of the Aylsham Show in 2017. We moved to Aylsham in 1978, but as a ship’s captain, my job took me abroad for several years. In 1982 my wife’s uncle, John Thornton, then local director of Barclays Bank was President of the Show and he persuaded me to get involved. When illness forced me to retire from the sea, I became Assistant Showground Director to Tom Elwes for several years until 1992. After some years building up Eastern Events, in 2010 I took over as Show Director from Jamie Jamieson. My grandfather farmed at Horsham St Faith and I like to think that he may have visited the show in its formative years. My wife Charlotte certainly competed at the Show in the 1960’s, majoring on the gymkhana. Up until the end of last year I was a director of Revival Productions who have staged very successful concerts in Blickling Park for the past 5 years. All of us who work for the Show have special moments. As Show Director I was always on site by 5 am – a magical time with the mist rising and everything just stirring. The stockmen are washing down their cattle, and sheep are calling to one another. But soon it is all go and you look at your watch and discover it is 2 o’clock in the afternoon before you know it. One of the things I will really enjoy as President is actually being able to see the Show and to meet and thank all the people who make it such a success. The Show is a fantastic organisation where people give their time and energy to raise money for local charities and I am very proud to be a part of it and to be President in 2017.

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