History of the Show
More than one hundred years ago horses were being
exhibited at Mottram Show. In those days no doubt they would be largely
work horses which spent their days pulling carts on the farms and
delivering goods for businesses in the area Over the years things have
we no longer rely on horse power to work for us, our horses now
are for our pleasure but even here things have moved on over the years.
Horses which were once the height of fashion are now a rare sight.
Hackneys once proudly trotted round the show ring, their extravagant
action and presence delighted the crowd. Ladies hacks were an elegant
edition to the schedule, these days competitors are looking for a more
all round horse. Mounted games have also lost their attraction as have
many of the children’s fun classes, so our schedule is always changing
to keep up with current trends.
Last year we added two foreign breed classes, which were very well
a ridden horse of shire type will be held at our
We are also trialling a “Jump for Charity” team jumping,
where you will be able to jump for a charity of your choice.
prize is £100-00! So get a team together.
A championship has been held at the August show for several years now,
where the section champions go forward to compete in the
championship. We have now extended the championships to most of the
sections at our Spring show.
The first two competitors in each class will be eligible to go forward to the section championship.
We are not
holding a supreme championship at Spring.
We are always interested in hearing ideas you may have and any
additional classes you would like to see in our schedule.
We need your
input so we can consider your ideas, so please get in touch with us.
Our schedule is designed to welcome all competitors from experienced
rider to beginners, so come along to the show,
whether you are
competing, supporting friends and family or just having a day out.
Unfortunately, the 2007 summer show was
cancelled because of
DEFRA regulations re. animal movement restrictions.
2008 was no better, both the Spring and
Summer shows were cancelled
because the ground was too wet and dangerous.
Thanks to those helping to make our
2009 Spring show a grand event..
The August 2012show was
cancelled because the ground conditions had not allowed the
society to carry out the necessary pre show
maintenance and preparation.
Thanks to all entrants, competitors,
exhibitors and sponsors who helped to
a success of our other shows !