Main Arena Events

Horseboarding

Horseboarding

“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.

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.

The only display team to have been asked to perform at London Zoo, and one of the few displays to have worked on National Trust Land. Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display have performed in front of the queen and many other members of the Royal Family. They have also worked on the Virgin Parties by special request of Richard Branson.  

These fantastic animals (weighing the best part of a tonne in weight) work alongside their handlers to make what can only be described as perfect companionship. The trust between one another is exceptional. See brewery drays, stallion carts, wagons and farming implements all in show condition. A not-to-be missed attraction.

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry

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!

Many thanks to The Horsebox Company for sponsoring the Scurry & Trials Rosettes. 

Mid Norfolk Gun Dogs

The 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.
Main Arena Events
Terrier Racing

Terrier Racing

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 both days; they shall also be running throughout the day on the Saturday and early on the Sunday Terrier & Lurcher racing in the large arena behind their stand.

Many thanks to The Horsebox Company for sponsoring the Terrier Racing Rosettes. 

Harvey’s Heavy Horse Display

Step back to a time when horse power was relied upon for food and transport. Harvey’s Shires will show you just how these powerful and majestic animals performed in years gone by; see their extensive collection of vehicles and implements used in all areas of work and pleasure.

These fantastic animals (weighting the best part of a tonne in weight) work alongside their handlers to make what can only be described as perfect companionship. The trust between one another is exceptional. See brewery drays, stallion carts, wagons and farming implements all in show condition. We guarantee you will see some brilliantly bright brass! A not-to-be missed attraction.

Hound Parade

Suffolk Hunt Hound Parade

The Suffolk Hunt can trace its roots back to the 18th Century.  Augustus Henry, third Duke of Grafton started this Hunt in 1745 when he hunted the Suffolk  countryside from his seat at Euston Hall.

The present Hunt Country covers some 24 miles from Shadwell in the north to Long Melford in the south, with the same miles covered from Redgrave in the east to Denston in the west &  meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays from early autumn until mid-March each season. 

The Suffolk is a mounted pack, that always hunts with a mixed pack of hounds  & takes out approximately 15 & a half couple each time. 

The Suffolk’s huntsman is Sean Hutchinson who is going into his 17th season of hunting the Suffolk hounds & whipper in Ben Carson started in May this year. 

Since the hunting ban of 2004 the Suffolk hunt has continued to hunt within the law using a drag line and a bird of prey.  Watch their display in the main arena Saturday Only.