Record numbers at Oxford A&P Show

Oxford A&P Show attracts 8000

Last updated 05:00 01/04/2013
Mervyn Rowe's dog Turbo

CANINE CONTROL: Mervyn Rowe's dog Turbo tries to contain a sheep during the yard section at the Oxford A&P Show.

Mervyn Rowe's dog Turbo
CANINE CONTROL: Mervyn Rowe's dog Turbo tries to contain a sheep during the yard section at the Oxford A&P Show.

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A record crowd turned out for the Oxford A&P Show on Saturday, with horse scurry races and woodchopping proving to be the hits of the event.

Executive officer Christine Roberts said it was a fantastic day for the 108th annual show with a record crowd of about 8000 people.

"Everybody was there very early and it was a really good day. The weather was warm, at times too warm."

Fresh lemonade stalls sold out as the mercury crept up into the high 20s.

She said the horse scurry racing, which involves horses pulling a carriage around an obstacle course, was popular, while the woodchopping also drew large crowds.

Dog trials, shearing, horse jumping, Highland dancing, a baby show, motocross displays and arts and crafts were also on display.

Roberts said it was great to see so many people enjoying the day with several families having picnics and soaking up the atmosphere.

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- The Press

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