Main Arena Events
The Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team
Headlining the Main Arena this year are The Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team who will amaze the crowds with their gravity defiant Freestyle Motocross Show. The nationally acclaimed team has the largest most high-tech landing ramp in the world and has been ridden by the world’s best freestyle professionals The landing ramp has also been used on the world-renowned Crusty Demons Tour and on the Top Gear Live Tour.
The ramp allows the riders to jump gaps of over 75 feet and reach heights of over 35ft in the air, which gives the riders enough “air-time” to perform an array of death-defying tricks usually only seen on T.V. The show features tricks such as the ‘look back heart attack’, ‘holy grab’, ‘cliff hanger’, ‘kiss of death’, ‘dead body’ and many more. Many of these moves will result in the rider exiting their seat, taking their hands off the handlebars and rotating their body around the bike!
The Riders also go head to head in a true test of nerve to see who will throw down the biggest tricks to win over the crowd. If that’s not enough the riders provide onboard commentary while performing tricks giving you a true taste of what the rider is doing.
The 2020 freestyle team boasts the Best of British riding and includes top talent in the way of the UK’s 1st rider to backflip a four stroke motocross bike and 1 of the UK’s top FMX rider’s, Dan Whitby, who will also be managing the team this year. The team also includes one of the UK’s highly rated FMX rider’s and super stylish, Samson Eaton, along with young talent tipped for the top, Arran Powley. Visitors are also invited to meet the stars of the show at the Bolddog Lings interactive stand where they can also find out more about Freestyle Motocross.
World and European Casting Champion, Hywel Morgan will be entertaining crowds with a Fly Fishing demo in the Main Arena. Hywel first stepped onto a casting platform at just 4 years old. Since the age of 14 he has regularly given demos at shows all over the UK. He is the only World Fly Casting Champion who demonstrates and has developed a wonderfully relaxed and humorous way of informing and educating the audience about the fascinating world of Fly Fishing. Hywel will also offer ‘have a go’ fly tying and casting tuition and demos on the Black Bourne River.
The Essex Dog Display Team
Regarded as the premier dog display team in Britain and Europe, the team appeared at Crufts for a record breaking eleven years and were also invited to display at the Five Nations Rugby Tournament at Twickenham for the Calcutta Cup, England – Scotland match. They are the only civilian dog display team ever to be selected to appear at The Royal Tournament in front of Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Phillip and the Royal Family.
Working with many different breeds of dogs (the majority of which have been rescued), the team produce a professional highly entertaining, action packed and informative display. The central feature of the display is a 100ft long by 8ft high ramp, which the dogs negotiate at high speed through hoops of fire, also on the ramp a unique demonstration of dogs negotiating human obstacles.
British Scurry & Trials Driving
See the exciting, fast and skilful British Scurry & Trials Driving in the Main Arena at this year’s East Anglian Game & Country Fair.
Watch ponies of all shapes and sizes take on a timed obstacle course made from cones, temporary barriers, flags arches and ramps all against the clock. Speed, agility and bravery are required!
Audience participation is encouraged to spur on the competitors and provides great entertainment for all the family. Not to be missed at the Game & Country Fair!
Ye Olde Retail Falconry
Constantly in demand throughout the UK and Europe, Ray & Wendy Aliker’s Ye Olde Redtail Birds have appeared on National Television many times including The Disney Channel, Blind Date and Away With Worlds. They also make regular appearances on BBC Wales and local television, as well as being featured in National and Local Press… The birds even starred in the blockbuster movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
This year they will be performing a very special tribute display to the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Flying 2/3 Falcons together – like spitfires – with atmospheric sound effects and the music – 633 squadron. This thrilling display has not been performed since the liberation shows 24 years ago! Guaranteed to thrill audiences of all ages. Watch it, be amazed, and join in.
Horseboarding UK Championships
“Somewhere between scurry racing and wake boarding” describes Arena Boarding. Teams take on the clock around a course of gates, set to challenge the best boarders and horse riders, from long straights into sweeping bends and ninety degree turns. In terms of motorsport it is more like rallying or Formula 1. Teams have to work together to achieve the right racing line to take the bends and complete the course.
New board technology has meant that board riders can get more grip in the corners, but as the track gets scrubbed out, you will still see them power sliding round the bends kicking up dust like a rally car. This part of the sport has become so technical that board set-up, and even tyre choice has become critical. The teams push their boards to the limit as they fight it out, trying to shave 100ths of a second off their times. As will always happen, when sportsmen push themselves and their equipment to the limit, sometimes they find the edge. Crashes are frequent,- with the teams’ motto seeming to be “we will not win by going slower.”
An absolute must-see spectacle – you will not be able to take your eyes off it, as teams achieving already unbelievable speeds, get faster with each race.
Mid Norfolk Gun DogsThe Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club is a Kennel Club registered General Canine Society formed twenty five years ago by a group of friends that wanted to improve the abilities of their working gundogs.
Once again the Terrier & Lurcher Club will be attending the East Anglian Game Fair. They will be running the very popular Terrier racing in the main arena on Sunday; they shall also be running Terrier & Lurcher racing in the large arena behind their stand throughout the day on the Saturday and early on the Sunday .
West Norfolk Foxhound Supporters Club – Hound Parade
A wonderful sight with hounds and horses – don’t miss the Hound Parade on Saturday in the Main Arena.