Hurst Show & Country Fayre
Hurst Set To Become a Record-Breaking Village!
Hundreds of children and adults descended on a village to break the world record for the largest hobby horse parade.
Hurst Show and Country Fayre organised the amazing effort as part of their two day event last weekend.
The sun shone as 263 adults and children, some in fancy dress, were led around the village by Reading Scottish Pipe Band Youth Section to break the current record by 13 people.
Organisers are now waiting for Guinness World Records to confirm this as an official world record.
The show returned in splendid style after a lower scale event last year due to covid precautions.
Large crowds enjoyed a wide range of fun activities. They included arena events, a fun dog show, a classic car and bicycle display, live music, craft stalls and children's activities. The village hall housed the 'food court' with a popular BBQ, bar and tea tent.
Show-goers gave rave reviews, describing it as "the best show ever" and "a great event for all the family, well organised too."
Show Chair Suzy Turner said: "We are delighted with the show attendance and the positive feedback received from visitors, stallholders, and performers alike.
"There was a fantastic atmosphere over the whole weekend and thanks to everyone's generous support, we will be able to donate much needed funds for local good causes."
Hurst Parish Council chairman Wayne Smith said at the show: "It's absolutely fantastic. The organisation is very good, they're a great bunch of people on the committee."
The popular country show has been running for over 40 years. It attracts visitors from a wide area and raises tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes including Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. The final sum raised from this year's show will be confirmed by show organisers in due course.
What you thought of the 2022 Show:
- Hurst villagers attempt to break largest stick horse parade record, BBC News
- 'So much joy': show's tense wait to find if hobby-horse world record has been achieved , Horse & Hound
- Hurst villagers attempt world's longest hobby horse parade, Maidenhead Advertiser
- Hurst set to become a record-breaking village, Wokingham Today
Special thanks to:
- 1st Hurst Air Scouts
- Andy Lesson-Payne
- ASD Family Help
- Brendan Cummings
- Chris and Angela James
- Daniel Goss-Custard
- Duncan Kendall
- Eddie Coe
- Hurst Guides
- Hurst Village Halls
- Just Around the Corner
- Matt and Helen Brown
- Peter Head
- Peter Meads
- St Nicholas Church
- St Nicholas Pre School
- Selby Crocombe
- Wokingham Red Diamonds
- Wooded Hill
- The Parents, Staff and Governors of St Nicholas School
- and all other helpers, old and new
Hurst Show and Country Fayre returns to the village on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, and this year will include a Guinness World Record breaking attempt!
The Show will follow a similar format to last year, with events and attractions organised across Martineau Green, St Nicholas Primary School and Hurst Village Halls and Scout Hut. Road closures around the village as per 2021 have been requested.
The show is being scaled up this year with attractions including hobbyhorse jumping, fun dog show, animal petting, craft stalls, classic vehicle and vintage bicycle show, live music and arena events, bar and BBQ.
- Saturday 25th June - 10am to 5pm
- Sunday 26th June - 10am to 4pm
- £6 one day, £9 weekend, payable at the gate
- Under 16s:
- £1 one day, payable at the gate
- Carers accompanying the person they care for:
If arriving by car then please use the free car park.