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Driffield Show 2024 Gallops Ahead with Record Equestrian Entries

From magnificent heavy horses to show jumping and qualifiers for both the London International Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the Driffield Show has a record number of high calibre equestrian entries to delight visitors.

The main ring entertainment is always a popular attraction at the show with a packed schedule from 8am through into the evening. (Wednesday 17th July 2024)

One of the most popular attractions at the Driffield Show is the heavy horses and organisers are delighted to welcome back the In-hand Shire HOYS qualifier.

For the first time, Driffield Agricultural Society has teamed up with The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO) to run qualifiers in its Hunter classes for the London International Horse Show which will take place at the ExCeL in London in December.

In addition, visitors will be spoilt with a fine selection of ridden classes, ponies, show jumping, as well as Atkinson Action Horses taking centre stage with their breath-taking display of tricks and stunts.

Equine secretary Katie Norris said the section has received a record number of entries.

“We have received really good entries across the board this year,” she said. “I think this is because we have changed things around and we have opened up the pony classes to everyone.

“We are still running to British Show Pony Society rules, but we are not running their qualifiers, so riders do not have to be a member of an association to compete, and we have found that works quite well.

“We are working with the ASAO to run the qualifiers for the International Horse Show final which gives amateur riders the chance to compete in a class where they can qualify for a big final.

“We are running the qualifiers for the small hunter, large hunter, and racehorse to show horse for that, and they have a lot of entries.

“The HOYS In-hand shire always gets good entries and thanks to Mike Towse we have a lot of entries in all the classes for the heavy horses, including a new junior driver in-harness class.

“The in-hand classes, which are becoming popular in the show world, are back as is the Hunter youngstock.

“The local ridden class has got a record number of entries which is good because it is all local riders.

“I think the Driffield Show is friendly and people feel they can come and have a go and have that moment in the main ring.”

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Katie added there is a full timetable of events in the main ring throughout the day offering something for everyone.

“There is a packed timetable, and it will be a long day starting at 8am and running through until about 6.30pm for the evening show jumping, so I hope people stay on and have their tea sitting around the main ring and enjoy the showjumping.

“We’re just hoping now that the weather will be kind to us, and we have a nice day.”

Atkinson Action Horses – Driffield Show 2024 –

PERFORMANCE TIMES – Atkinsons Action Horses Display Team 10.45am & 3.40pm in the Main Ring

Further information and to buy discounted advance tickets visit www.driffieldshowground.co.uk.



Visitors to the Driffield Show 2024 are promised an astounding display of tricks and stunts



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