Popular countryside show coming to Romsley

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MORE than 1,000 people are expected to flock to Halesowen and Hagley Farmers’ Club’s annual show in Romsley next month to sample a taste of the countryside.

The 67th event, on fields at Hodgetts Farm in St Kenelms Road on Sunday (September 22), will include dog and horse shows as well as demonstrations including horse shoeing and sheep shearing.

Budding Kirstie Allsopps can compete in cake baking, photography, sewing and other categories in the home craft tent.

Visitors will be able to browse more than 55 trade stands and charity stalls, selling products from honey to bread, preserves, chutneys and wines.

This year’s fun dog show is sponsored by Romsley Country Store and there will also be free micro chipping available for visiting pooches thanks to the Dogs Trust.

Show co-ordinator Jackie Cartledge said: ”We are really honoured the Dogs Trust is supporting our show this year.

“Anybody who has had the misfortune of a dog going missing knows how reassuring it is if they are micro chipped which aids in their quick return.

“This year’s horse show is as big as ever, with new classes for 2013 and will see the return of clear round jumping. “One of the highlights for children is the chance to get up close and personal with the hounds from The Albrighton and Woodland Hunt.”

The show opens at 10am. For details visit www.halesowenandhagleyshow.co.uk or e mail info@halesowenandhagleyshow.co.uk Admission costs £1, under 16s go free.

Organisers are also staging a tractor ploughing competition at Whitehouse Farm, Lutley Lane, Halesowen, on Saturday September 21.

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