At Spencers, we love a local show and there is a trio, including a county show and a village show, that we always support and attend as part of our local community. We also find they provide a convivial, relaxed, and fun environment in which to welcome familiar faces, make new friends, and discuss New Forest and coastal life and the local property market.
The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst
Established over 100 years ago, this is an extravaganza of agriculture and countryside. Spencers have long been one of the Show’s main sponsors and have a ringside stand so that visitors can take a seat and watch the action. A few of this year’s attractions include REME Lightning Bolts Army Parachute Display Team, Pony Club Mounted Games and Heavy Horse Musical Drive.
Manor Park, Burley Manor
This charming, small traditional country show dates back to 1908. Today it is a celebration of village life, bringing together local people and visitors. However, it has also retained its original format of a flower and produce show with plenty of friendly competition.
Somerley Park, near Ringwood
The Ellingham and Ringwood Agricultural Society is an entirely volunteer-led charity which stages this family-friendly event to raise money for local good causes – usually in excess of £20,000. This popular Show has plenty of attractions, including Shetland pony racing, heavy horses, steam engines, vintage farm machinery, and dog, donkey, and horse shows.