The Hertfordshire County Show

The County Show is an event more British than cream teas and the Hertfordshire version is no exception to this. I’m honestly not part of the County Set, although I do know a fair few members. I feel its my inability to horse-ride that sets me apart. Nonetheless, I was lucky enough to attend the Hertfordshire County Show on Saturday. A whole day out for the whole family, if you include an hour in the car waiting to get into the car park. Having worked at the County Show before, I warned hubby about the blatant sales type nature of the event, its alright for free, but I’d feel ripped off if I paid £13 to get in (personal opinion). In fact if you do, then its a mission to get as many fluffy bobbly sticky things with eyes as possible. Fortunately, we had free tickets so I don’t have to worry about what to do with all the tat that we could have gathered.

The chips were good for lunch and baby loved pointing at the tractors and the horsey girls on stallions. So did hubby, but for different reasons. The highlight of the day has to be the dog show. I shouldn’t laugh but you could not have seen a more heavy bunch of people jumping over fences trying in desperation to get their dogs to follow. Apparently teaching dogs to do this sort of thing requires a lot of physical fitness. Perhaps that was why most of the dogs wandered off leaving their owners quite literally jumping through hoops.

As we wandered through the miserable looking cattle, all wishing they were back home quietly chewing grass, I began to wonder what happened to all the poo they generated. No, there wasn’t a stall selling County Show manure, a missed opportunity. Especially when you see the size of the Dray horses.

Just out of interest, does anyone else see the apparent flaw with the disabled toilet in my picture or is it just me?


1 Response

  1. Glowstars 26th May 2008 / 8:28 am

    Definitely not just you – maybe there's usually someone standing there to open the door.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *