Heytesbury ready to put on a show

THE Heytesbury Show has been refreshed with a revived committee and commitment to a traditional country show format.

Tomorrow’s show will feature motor racing simulators, a dachshund dash, zorb balls, a truck pull and Segway rides.

Horses, cattle and sheep will also be showcased, alongside other show favourites of woodchopping and a dog jump.

Show secretary Libby Van Donk said the annual event was “a traditional country show”.

“There has been a breath of fresh air with new members on the committee,” she said.

“Keeping fresh blood in there keeps the momentum going.”

Mrs Van Donk said there were a large number of attractions to entice people to come along for a day of family fun.

“We try to keep everything down to a minimum with costs,” she said.

“We don’t want it to be an expensive day for families.”

A motor racing simulator used by V8 Supercar drivers for practice is a new addition and the Beyond Blue tractor pull has an attractive cash prize.

Teams of up to 10 people can compete in the pull and Mrs Van Donk said the winners can expect to go home with a “decent amount” of money.

The dachshund dash is sure to entertain and Eric the Red, a whipcracking juggler, is set to delight children.

Mrs Van Donk said entries in the agricultural section were good, especially in the Jersey cow section.

The Heytesbury Show is at Simpson Recreation Reserve from 9am.

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