7 things to do at Somerset County Show

The Exmoor Ponies will be on show at the event

The Exmoor Ponies will be on show at the event - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The event is fast approaching so we have picked a few must-see things to do on September 21 and 22

1. Enter the equine classes.

The showing classes are an ideal starting point for those looking to start competing, or for those bringing on a new horse or pony. The Exmoor ponies will also be on show.

2. Cook with celebrity chef Lesley Waters.

Enter your family's favourite Somerset recipe and if you win you get to cook it with Lesley, win a signed cookbook and receive a free family ticket to the show.

3. Enter a team into the tug o' war.

Calling all rugby or sports teams (including old boys) who may like to enter a team to take part on 22 September in the main arena. Contact Sharon on 07739 964843 for more details.

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4. The classic car and steam vintage display.

Enthusiasts may like to bring their vehicles and take part in this event. Vehicles can attend on one or both days and will range from steam, vintage, classic cars and motorcycles and will form a static display throughout the day, with a parade around the main arena at the end of the day.

5. Try some shooting.

Join Double Barrelled Clay Shooting, which runs a successful shooting venue nearby at Podimore and will be hosting a 50 bird clay shoot at the show on both days. For more information visit podimore-shooting-school.co.uk.

6. Enter your dog into the dog show.

Dogs on leads are welcome to the show, no need to preregister and it is £2 per class to enter. To find out more about the classes you can enter go to ferneanimalsanctuary.org.

7. Learn how to Indian dance.

Join Avtar Indian Dance South West and have a go.

Adult tickets are £10, children £5, under fives and carers are free and family tickets are £25 (two adults and two children).

For more information, and to book tickets, visit somersetcountyshow.co.uk.

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