Durham County Show 2019 is almost here, promising a variety of events all about horses. Here's what's happening this year.

Durham County Show 2019 promises to provide a day of entertainment all about our four-legged friends, from show judging and competitions to live displays. Here's the information you need.

When is Durham County Show 2019?

Durham County Show takes place on Sunday June 16, from 7am to 7pm.

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And where is it held?

The Durham County Show is at the Ushaw Estate (formerly called Ushaw College). If you're heading from Durham, your best bet is to travel from Neville's Cross to Ushaw Moor.

What's on at Durham County Show 2019?

Durham County Show 2019 will be focusing on all things equine, so expect plenty of horses, horse competitions and horse events and activities.

There are three main demonstrations: the first is a Concours D'Elegance display, by Rebecca Jayne Rawlinson. Concours D'Elegance is where rider and horse are dressed elegantly and, in competitions, the overall picture of elegance presented by the horse and rider is judged including appearance, conformation, and individual show.

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The next demonstration is Casper The Miniature Trick Pony, also taking place in the demo ring - an event whose title rather speaks for itself. And the final demonstration is a Farrier Display by WH Farriery, where you can watch live displays of horse shoeing by Will Heslop.

Wandering around Durham County Show 2019 will be Paul Slattery, famous for creating caricatures of famous people, and a Guinness World Record holder. You can book a sitting with Paul Slattery by emailing durhamcountyshow@outlook.com. Prices start at £5.

The main focus of the day will, however, be on the schedule of classes and judging. There are rosettes, trophies and sashes to be won, with classes including cob, riding, hack and novice hunter. There are also driving classes for carts and awards for both ridden and led ponies. Ring times start at 9am.

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What's the price of Durham County Show tickets?

Adult Durham County Show tickets cost £5, and for children aged 12-16 tickets are £4. Children under 12 go in for free. You can buy tickets from the website.

Is there anything else to see or do at Durham County Show?

There are lots of stalls at Durham County Show. 2019 will see businesses in the indoor marquees such as Truffle Kerfuffle selling chocolates, quilt maker Amanda Jane Textiles, the British Horse Society and Weardale Cheese. Outside businesses will include Bloomfields Horseboxes, Durham E Bikes selling electric bikes, The Mad Hatter of Durham selling hats, scarves and bags, and Durham Animal Feeds.

You can also order a Durham County Show hamper for two people. For £15 you can get items including a savoury wrap, sandwiches, pasta, crisps and flapjack, and for £20 the hamper includes items such as homemade quiche and individual pork pies. For more information email durhamcountyshow@outlook.com

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