National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

12 September 2011

Join NFYFC for two of its most prestigious and hotly contested competition finals on Saturday 17 September at the Royal County of Berkshire Show, Newbury.

Witness the battle of will and strength as the men’s and women’s teams from around the federation enter the YFC Arena to play out the finals of the 2011 Tug of War championships from 10am onwards.

Find out which young farming entrepreneurs will take home scholarships to the Oxford Farming Conference as the panel of expert judges announces the winners of this year’s Farm Business Development competition towards the end of the show day.

Supported by Defra, the competition allows participants to have a dry run at applying for a farm business tenancy, and this year NFYFC is also piloting opening the competition to non-YFC members.

You can buy advance tickets for the Royal County of Berkshire Show online at a discounted price until Friday 9 September 2011.  Simply visit www.berkshireshow.co.uk to buy and to find out about what else is happening at the event.

The Royal County of Berkshire Show has farming at its heart, and the Grand Parade of Livestock is a perfect show of British farming at its best. Of course children will love the cows, pigs, sheep and others but the parade is a real treat for all the family lasting almost an hour each afternoon.

All things equestrian will also feature highly in the main arena, with showing classes, a stunning Coaching Marathon, a daily parade of hounds as well as exciting, top-level show jumping. Saturday’s Six-Bar competition is a thrilling test of nerve, which horse fans will love but anyone can get the hang of watching. On Sunday the Show hosts a British Show Jumping International Stairway competition, and some of the country’s top riders will be battling it out for all-important points.

Sunday morning will start with a Harvest Festival service and at the other end of the day, both evenings will finish (weather permitting) with a mass ascent of hot air balloons, a visual spectacle that perfectly tops off an incredible day at the best Show in Berkshire.


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