On the 15th and 16th August, the Lowther Show returned to the beautiful Cumbrian countryside to Lowther Castle for a fantastic showcase of sporting championships, retail opportunities and amazing, entertaining acts. This year welcomed tens of thousands of visitors with early indications confirming that 2015 will be a record attendance for the Lowther Show.
The Subaru Lowther Horse Carriage Driving Trials was heralded a huge success this year, with plenty more viewing opportunities for the public and some eye catching new obstacles for the competitors to get to grips with.
At the hub of the Lowther Show, the Main Arena presented visitors with a complete line-up of stimulating entertainment. The Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team put on a breath-taking performance as they wowed the crowds with their death defying crossover rides and outstanding acrobatics. The Essex Dog Display Team consisted of ten different dog breeds and their handlers performing an array of impressive exercises, and the Pony Club played a variety of skilful games on horseback including Bending, Stepping Stones, Tyre, 5 Mug, Big Sack and Balloon.
Lowther also hosted qualifying rounds of popular sporting championships such as the Great Wall Motor World Series Gundog Championships with Skinner’s Dog Foods and the Great Wall Motor Clay Shooting Championships with Armsan and Promatic, Terrier and Lurcher events, the Subaru Horse Carriage Driving Trials and the Isuzu Lowther Trail Run, which offered some tense moments.
The Taste Cumbria Food and Beer Festival was a huge hit as it bought some of the best local producers of food and breweries to the Lowther Show, as well as a full programme of cookery demonstrations.
For families there was entertainment to suit all, from have-a-go activities such as archery, crossbows and catapults, bungee trampolines and bouncy castles, to the friendly Teesdale Alpacas and the serenading Riverboat Days jazz duo band.
New to this year’s countryside event was the Lowther Folk Roots Festival, which proved to be a success. The crowds couldn’t get enough of Jinski’s mixture of folk, country and pop music, Threaded’s distinctive, mesmerising music and Matt Woosey’s combined sound of acoustic blues, folk and rock.
Ian Harford, Chief Executive of Countryman Fairs, was delighted with the outcome: ‘We’ve organised the Lowther Show here at the estate and every year it’s got bigger and better. Not only has the show grown in size and scope but people have really captures this event as their own.’
The next and final event on the Countryman Fairs calendar is the Midland Game Fair that will be held on the 19th and 20th September 2015 at Weston Park, Shropshire. To find out more information and to book your tickets visit www.midlandgamefair.co.uk and join us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and developments as they happen.