Main Arena Programmes

We are extremely pleased to say the following acts were at this years Show :

The Tigers Childrens Motorcycle Display Team

The Tigers Motorcycle Display Team is an organisation based around Gosport Hampshire dedicated to teaching boys and girls, aged between 5 and 16 to ride motorcycles together as a team, which they do very successfully, producing exciting displays for the public. They currently have 21 riders.

The junior team, who are aged between 5 and 8, pull out all the stops with complicated formation riding pushing their concentration span to the limit. The senior team, ages 9 to 16, exhibit technical skill and courage JUMPING THROUGH FIRE AND OVER A CAR. For the cute factor they also have 2 Tiger mascots who are the youngest members of the team. The Tigers have been performing for 42 years and in that time have raised considerable sums of money for various charities.

The club is run by the parents for the children to give them an opportunity to learn to ride and further their riding skills in a safe but fun environment. They train from October to May and perform at many shows. Last year they were privileged to perform at the “Netley marsh steam rally”, we also performed at Cotdock motor bike show”, “Day of Champions” and many more.

They are a non for profit club with the aim to help children’s charities, this year the children have picked to support Abbeys hero’s and sophie’s legacy.

Nick Gregory’s Misselchalke Gundogs

Nick Gregory has trained gundogs for over 20 years, with notable success. Winning and as a runner-up in the Kennel Club’s Cocker Spaniel Championship. With internationally recognised expertise, he makes regular US trips, teaching UK dog training techniques to Americans.

Nick offers a unique and entertaining show. Using different gundogs, he skilfully demonstrates their training stages from puppy to fully trained. There’s plenty of ring activity, often involving amusing incidents, with full commentary. A mesmerising display showing the love of man for his dog and vice versa…

The Finale to his demonstrations is the rare opportunity to watch Nick working different dogs off lead and be in total control. Using spaniels and Labradors, this exceptional display is a must see.

The Dolphin Marching Band

The Dolphin Marching Band were formed on 06 June 1996 by the current Bandmaster Chris Godber and the previous Deputy Bandmaster, Graeme Bennett.

They are currently planning a trip to Disney World Florida for their 30th Anniversary in 2025.

They are a very busy and popular band that travels nationally as well as internationally to attend events.  This year they will be performing at many carnivals, Weymouth Armed Force Day Parade and the Jersey Battle of the Flowers.

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display (Ray & Wendy Aliker)

Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display team have been giving professional falconry displays for over thirty years and are proud to have performed at the most prestigious shows in the country, such as The Royal Welsh, The Royal Windsor, The Royal Cornwall and The Kent County Show

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.

Classic Wheels

The Classic Wheels Parade in the main arena,  has become a firm favorite for the audience as they enjoy the parade of truly magnificent vehicles.  Spot a vehicle you like, then go and see its owner after the parade and get an even closer look. Now attracting over 100 vehicles on both days, a wide variety of cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles is assured.

Main Arena Commentator

Once again we welcome Patrick as our main arena commentator. Patrick is an Actor and Magician based in Glasgow. As a magician, he has performed around the world, including on Britain’s Got Talent and live at the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow. He is a member of the Magic Circle and also works as a magic consultant on various theatrical productions. He is thrilled to be back hosting the Swallowfield Show for 2023.

Acknowledgements: photos courtesy of the Act themselves.

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