The Game Fair

Have a go at polo at The Game Fair with Oxford Polo

2024-07-13T14:52:44+00:00

Oxford Polo offer everything possible in polo from lessons to corporate days, livery to barn rental, team management to international transport, rehab livery, winter livery and breeding. Manager Hector Worsley says: "We train over 10 local prep and senior schools as well as Oxford University. We are a Pony Club centre providing junior polo through the summer." Oxford Polo sports a 90 x 45m arena, 450m canter track, a full size polo field, 70 stables and turnout for 100 horses. In the winter a polo club is run in the arena.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ...

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Cocktails for The Game Fair 2024 by barman Merlin Griffiths

2024-07-13T14:34:36+00:00

We're delighted to have made a date with Merlin the barman at The Game Fair who will be shaking up cocktails in the VIP Enclosure sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment  (UK) on Friday and Saturday. Merlin will be showcasing his two cocktails created exclusively for the event, a Rose Garden Spritz and Devil-May-Care. He says: “The Game Fair at Blenheim Palace is always so enjoyable with such a lot to see and do. I’m excited to be serving two of my favourite drinks, a floral gin highball and a non-alcoholic vibrant highball, to our guests over the weekend. I’m certain ...

Cocktails for The Game Fair 2024 by barman Merlin Griffiths2024-07-13T14:34:36+00:00

Pulbrook and Gould: Beautifying The Game Fair VIP Enclosure, sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment (UK)

2024-07-11T13:32:43+00:00

Pulbrook and Gould, London’s prestigious florist, is renowned for creating exquisite floral arrangements inspired by the beauty of the English country garden. Their expertise and creativity will adorn the VIP Enclosure sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment (UK) at The Game Fair, enhancing the ambiance with their stunning floral displays. Known for their work on royal weddings and other high-profile events, Pulbrook and Gould bring their unparalleled craftsmanship to this prestigious event, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pulbrook & Gould Flowers London (@pulbrookandgould) A Legacy of Excellence Pulbrook ...

Pulbrook and Gould: Beautifying The Game Fair VIP Enclosure, sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment (UK)2024-07-11T13:32:43+00:00

Nature First: Enhancing The Game Fair VIP Enclosure with Semi-Mature Trees

2024-07-11T13:40:50+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/gJyREr-gOK8 Walk into the VIP Enclosure sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment (UK) at The Game Fair and you'll see that the space has been transformed into a lush and inviting environment, thanks to the work of Nature First. An award-winning and sustainable business, Nature First sources, supplies, plants, and moves semi-mature trees, mature hedging, and topiary. Contribution to The Game Fair The Game Fair is known for celebrating the British countryside and rural life. By decorating the Enclosure with semi-mature trees, Nature First has created a serene and picturesque setting, creating  a natural, forest-like ambiance, allowing guests to relax ...

Nature First: Enhancing The Game Fair VIP Enclosure with Semi-Mature Trees2024-07-11T13:40:50+00:00

Debrett’s at The Game Fair

2024-07-11T10:28:14+00:00

We are delighted to have partnered with Debrett's this year. Debrett's is a renowned authority on etiquette, social skills, and manners in Britain, with a history dating back to 1769. Originally established as a publisher of peerage guides, Debrett's has since evolved into a comprehensive resource on British aristocracy and contemporary social etiquette. The company offers advice on a wide range of topics, from traditional courtship and modern dating to business etiquette and communication skills. Debrett's publications, including the iconic "Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage," serve as definitive guides to the British aristocracy, detailing the lineage and heraldry of the country's noble ...

Debrett’s at The Game Fair2024-07-11T10:28:14+00:00

All about The Suffolk Horse (also known as The Suffolk Punch)

2024-07-10T09:31:53+00:00

If you've seen the film 'War Horse' you'll be familiar with the way horses were used in the First World War and The Suffolk Horse was used for pulling guns and heavy supply wagons. The breed is a true icon, always chesnut in colour (this is not a spelling mistake by the way, but the traditional Suffolk spelling of the word). In medieval times oxen were used for farm work. Over the centuries horses took over because a horse collar is more efficient than a yoke for pulling. By the early 1940s farm horses were starting to be replaced by tractors. ...

All about The Suffolk Horse (also known as The Suffolk Punch)2024-07-10T09:31:53+00:00

Glamping at The Game Fair: are these two our top glamping fans?

2024-07-10T09:32:44+00:00

Emma Crosland and her partner Simon LOVE glamping at The Game Fair. So much so that this year they bought tickets within 20 minutes of the glamping going live! We talked to Emma to ask her why she and Simon are such fans. Here's what she told us. "Last year we booked to go to The Game Fair for just one day but we ended up loving it so much, we bought tickets for all the remaining days! "This year we were keen to book glamping at the earliest opportunity and bring our gundogs along, so we were very excited when ...

Glamping at The Game Fair: are these two our top glamping fans?2024-07-10T09:32:44+00:00

Six reasons to date somebody who shoots, fishes, loves dogs and the countryside

2024-07-10T09:33:17+00:00

Outdoorsy, reasonably athletic, a fresh healthy complexion, patient, energetic, dog-loving and well-dressed when the occasion merits - fieldsports fans have a lot to recommend them, particularly if you're looking for a partner. So with Valentine's Day fast approaching, we asked a few country sorts why they would recommend dating a fieldsports type. Here's what they said: Foodies Will Pocklington, of Schöffel Country and Le Chameau advised: “Country types are well placed to source a range of wild foods – from venison and pigeon to wild garlic and puffballs.” Louisa Clutterbuck, CEO of Eat Wild says: “Date a good Shot and you’ll ...

Six reasons to date somebody who shoots, fishes, loves dogs and the countryside2024-07-10T09:33:17+00:00

How being outside and carving wood helped this Game Fair exhibitor deal with PTSD

2024-07-10T09:36:02+00:00

"Being outside in nature 100% helps our mental health." Such is the view of Rob Dalton of Daltonwood, an artist whom you can watch at work at The Game Fair. He works in wood using chainsaws to create sculptures. An artist? Ten years ago however, nobody would have been more surprised than Rob to be described as an artist, let alone exhibiting at The Game Fair. As he says: "My sister commented, 'Rob, where has this come from? You've never had an artistic bone in your body.'" https://youtu.be/i3cucFcr4_g?si=IOYJG7v-iZ7NJaoj Ten years ago Rob was crippled by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ...

How being outside and carving wood helped this Game Fair exhibitor deal with PTSD2024-07-10T09:36:02+00:00

How I won best-dressed on Ladies’ Day at the Game Fair in 2023

2024-07-10T09:34:04+00:00

Who doesn't like to be complimented on their personal style and the way they dress? Last year Charlotte Hallett scooped the top prize on Ladies Day at The Game Fair when she was nominated as a style icon for the day. But how did she do it? How did she stand out from all the other well-dressed ladies attending? We caught up with Charlotte and asked her to share her style secrets. "When the judges announced I had won first place I was shocked and ecstatic. I was not expecting to win at all. After seeing all the other fabulous ladies ...

How I won best-dressed on Ladies’ Day at the Game Fair in 20232024-07-10T09:34:04+00:00

Trick shooting: watch a world record holder live at The Game Fair

2024-07-10T09:36:31+00:00

Cutting a playing card in half with a rifle bullet at long range. Shooting a coin tossed in the air, at a range of 90 feet. Those were just two of the skills of famous trick shooter (or exhibition shooter) Annie Oakley, who drew crowds of hundreds when she toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in the USA, back in the 19th century.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Raniero Testa (@ranierotestaofficial) Trick shooting at The Game Fair Whilst today you can watch trick shooting on YouTube and other social media, there's nothing quite like ...

Trick shooting: watch a world record holder live at The Game Fair2024-07-10T09:36:31+00:00

Glass blowing – watch craftspeople in action at The Game Fair

2024-07-10T09:34:38+00:00

Glass blowing is an ancient craft that has been around since the days of the Old Testament. Blown glass can create many things - a beautiful ornament, a stunning light fitting or a practical dish or glass. So what is glass blowing? Basically it is the skill of creating shapes and objects in molten glass by blowing air into it. Master craftspeople can create everything from a wine glass to a statue. Furnaces in a workshop heat the glass to make it pliable and then a blowpipe shapes and introduces air into the glass. The blowpipe is rolled on a special ...

Glass blowing – watch craftspeople in action at The Game Fair2024-07-10T09:34:38+00:00

The first-ever Game Fair in 1958. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same?

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In 1958 Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister, the first Paddington Bear book was published, the parking meter was launched and the first-ever Game Fair was held at Stetchworth Park, Newmarket. If you'd been a member of the CLA (Country Landowners' Association), entry to the Game Fair would have been free, otherwise adults would have paid 2/6,  children under 14,  1/3. You'd have paid 5/- to park your car if you had one, but in any case the Eastern Counties Omnibus Company was running special buses from Newmarket. Useful facilities included a mobile post office with a public coin box. Trade stands ...

The first-ever Game Fair in 1958. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same?2024-07-10T09:35:04+00:00

What people LOVE about The Game Fair

2024-07-10T09:35:36+00:00

We asked a group of people why they come to The Game Fair and what they particularly like about it. Here's what they said. Anything sound familiar? "Catching up with friends" We talked to somebody who's being coming to the Game Fair for over 20 years and he said it was the perfect place to meet up with friends he'd been at agricultural college with. He said: "We're all so busy throughout the year, it's hard enough to get to speak, let alone meet up in person but the Game Fair is the one date that is sacrosanct. We all block ...

What people LOVE about The Game Fair2024-07-10T09:35:36+00:00
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