The Game Fair

Falconry Display


The Main Arena

Charlotte Hill returns once more to provide a fascinating insight into the ancient art of falconry. Watch the speed and skill of her line-up of birds of prey while enjoying her commentary, which offers a mix of education and humour.
Marvel at the elegance of a range of eagles, owls, hawks and falcons as they swoop over your head – it’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Terrier Racing


The Main Arena

The Countryside Display Team is a family affair, headed by Nigel Varney, wife Elaine, daughter Kelly and their team of dogs. They are demonstrating the ever-popular Game Fair Terrier Racing but with a difference – the feisty terriers will be running in a timed trial, supported by the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the East Anglian Staffy Rescue Team.
Don’t be surprised if you get the chance to race your own terriers, too, to demonstrate that these four-legged friends have been bred for speed and to catch ground game.



The Main Arena

On the Friday and Saturday afternoon after James has finished hosting lunch service, he will swap the griddle for a whistle and join renowned gundog trainer Jason Mayhew to put on a 40-minute main ring demo with his five-year-old blue roan cocker spaniel Cooper

Mounted Games


Pony Club Mounted Games

The Pony Club Mounted Games can trace their lineage back to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, who devised the event back in 1956 as a way of training and developing young riders in activities based on competitions run for Cavalry regiments.
Branches enter teams consisting of four or five members, plus a reserve, containing ordinary children on ordinary ponies. The games provide The Pony Club with an exciting competition, which requires courage, determination and all-round riding ability on behalf of the rider, not to mention careful training of the pony. Teams taking part will be announced in due course.

Grand National


Shetland Pony Grand National

If you want all the excitement and thrills of a day at the races but in miniature, then be sure to get a ringside seat for the ever-popular Shetland Pony Grand National. Always hotly contested, the ‘national’ sees the riders take part in a series of races over steeplechase fences, just like those on a racecourse. All the riders are aged between nine and 14-years old and must be under 5ft in height.
These brave participants are competing for one of the 11 places at the final, which takes place at The London International Horse Show at Olympia in December. You are sure to be wowed by the speed and courage of these ponies, not to mention the highly competitive jockeys.

Hounds Parade


The Main Arena

Huntsmen from many famous packs of hounds in this area are bringing their hounds into the Clarence Court Main Arena to parade each day. Hunting in all its forms is still a popular and thriving sporting activity in our countryside today, as it has been for hundreds of years.

Opening Ceremony


The Main Arena

Once again, celebrating the official opening of The Game Fair, key players from across the countryside community – from shots to falconers, anglers to dog experts and gardeners to foodies – join organisers, dignitaries and trade representatives for a gun salute to mark the events 65th year.

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