The organisers of the 53rd Gorefield Show are celebrating a success – despite the rain.
There was a constant downpour for most of the afternoon during Saturday’s annual equestrian showpiece – but that did not dampen the crowds, the horses or the financial reward for the village organisations that will benefit from the event.
Jo Mitchell, secretary of the organising committee, said: “Considering the weather, all-in-all it was very successful.
“We had more heavy horse entries this year – and that’s fantastic for breeds like the Suffolks.
“We had in the region of 1,500 people through the gates, including competitors, and the crowds stayed to watch the main ring entertainment.”
The event, organised by a committee of village residents, supports village organisations like the church, playing field, school and pre-school, ladies’ group and bowls club and hopes are high that in the region of £5,000 will have been raised this year.
The show has a national reputation in the horse world with several of its light horse competitions offering a route to the Horse of the Year Show.
In addition to the light horse and heavy horse sections, this year’s show also featured athletics competitions, falconry and sheepdog displays, a parade of classic and vintage cars and tractors, novelty dog classes and fancy dress, stalls and sideshows.