Edenbridge and Oxted Show president Alex Jones had his hands full at this year’s event, presenting cups and trophies.
Mr Jones, who runs a funeral director businesss with offices in Edenbridge, Lingfield and Oxted, handed over the Winston Churchill Memorial Trophy, awarded annually since 1965, to the best exhibit in the show, to the Biggin Hill and District Horticultural Society
The Diana Barnato Walker Trophy, presented in 1998 by Mrs Barnato Walker MBE for the Reserve Best Exhibit was won by Knowles Dairy Displays stand, a very unusual trade stand exhibiting vintage dairy antiques for the first time at the Show.
Roger Knowles collected the award from the President in the Fairfax Properties Main Arena at the finale of the Show and said that it was one of the best shows he had been to.
The Brian Perring Memorial Trophy for the Supreme Ridden Horse Championship was won by Hello Dolly, winner of the Small Show Hunter of the Year class, ridden by Scott Dixon and owned by Mrs D Stennett. The Reserve Champion was Forgelands Hyde Park, a Large Hack ridden by Jayne Ross and owned by M Wallace.
A Long Service Award was presented to Bill Peters, Farm Manager at Pitchfont on the Titsey Estate near Oxted for the past 32 years and a Steward at the Show for 33 years. Mr Peters said that the Edenbridge Show was always the highlight of the year.
The Ardenrun Challenge Cup for the smaller trade stands was won by Jolly Rockers, a family-run business from Dorking. Debbie Hinton was carving a rocking horse as part of the stand at the show and her son, Robbie, who builds the stands for her horses was taking plenty of orders including from people who had seen them at last year’s Show when they first exhibited.
Photo shows: Bill Peters, Farm Manager at Pitchfont on the Titsey Estate(left) receives a Long Service Award from Show President Alex Jones.