More than 10,000 people descend on last ever Trimpley Horse Show

More than 10,000 people turned up to the last ever Trimpley Heavy Horse Show.

Twins Hope and Faith Dalton, aged 8, from Wollaston enjoying the show
Twins Hope and Faith Dalton, aged 8, from Wollaston enjoying the show

The show, near Bewdley, has been running for 20 years but organisers have announced that Sunday's show was the last one.

Founder Mike Clarke is now 75 and wants to take a step back from the organising.

Rosealie Mason-White, aged three, from Telford, enjoys a donkey ride at the show
Derek Hilton ploughs the field with horses Albert and Ivan

His daughter Alison said: "We have had over 10,000 people come today and the atmosphere has been amazing.

"We have been doing this for 20 years but the time has come to concentrate on other things, so it has been a bitter sweet day knowing it is the last one ever."

She added: "The horses are always the main attraction but this year we have had arts and crafts, food and sheep and cattle on display."

The horses were the stars at the last ever Trimpley Horse Show
Jo Webster and Olivia Shuter with Dudley the dog and Harvey the horse

The show has previously appeared on the BBC's Countryfile programme and is one of the biggest horse events in the country.

There was not a show last year due to Covid, and visitors this year enjoyed seeing the horses at Holbeache Farm.

Jacqueline Pritchard said: "Congratulations on a great show. The show will be truly missed. All the very best for the future."

Michael Gale posted on Facebook: "What an excellent day, worth the two year wait, it was very busy when we left. Congratulations to you all and good luck with the future breeding."

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