Tynedale Park, Corbridge to host it's last Northumberland Show
PUBLISHED: 12:47 16 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:24 20 February 2013
This year's Northumberland Show "” the last at Corbridge "” promises to be better than ever
Organisers of the Northumberland Show are promising to bow out of Corbridge with bang. The show will be held at the towns Tynedale Park for the final time next month and will feature a daring equestrian stunt team and a thrill-seeking motocross expert among a packed programme of events and displays.
Tynedale Agricultural Society announced in November that the event would move to a bigger base on land at Bywell Hall, near Stocksfield, from 2013.
Show-goers at this years countryside showcase, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th, will be helping to draw to a close 64 years since the event was first held in Corbridge.
Show chairman David Carr said: All our efforts go into making the show a brilliant family day out, but this years event is obviously extra special for everyone involved. As well as allowing visitors to get a real insight into farming and agriculture, our aim is to wow them with the kind of entertainment they wouldnt see anywhere else.
The show will feature more than 300 trade stands, main arena events and nationally renowned agricultural and equine sections, as well as the Blazing Saddles Stunt Team, a team of horsemen who perform breath-taking stunts with horses which have been rescued from slaughter after being deemed untrainable.
Amy Woodward, who runs the team and whose 10-year-old daughter Skye rides in the show, said: It will be my first time in Northumberland and we cant wait to put on a great show. The show will be full of impressive stunts and lots of laughs to keep the crowds entertained.
After wowing the crowds at the 2005 show with stunts and hair-raising freestyle jumps, one of the countrys leading motorbike and quad stunt riders is poised to return. Jason Smyth, the star of the Adrenaline Tour motorbike and quad stunt show, began his career competing in the top level of motocross and over the years has perfected a string of impressive skills which he packs into his unrivalled display for arena entertainment.
He said: I cant wait to head back to Corbridge to perform in front of the amazing crowds Northumberland County Show attracts.
Gates will open at the Northumberland Show at 9am on Monday June 4th at Tynedale Park in Corbridge. For more information on events, or
how to get there, go to www.countyshow.co.uk.