Record Cattle Entries and Dexters! - New Forest Show 2023 - New Forest Show

Record Cattle Entries and Dexters! – New Forest Show 2023

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is less than a week away and this year is already a record with over 370 cattle entries at the Show.

The Show is delighted to welcome The National Dexter Cattle Show. Originating in Ireland, the iconic Dexters are one of the smallest cattle breeds in the UK, and their proud owners will be competing in the hopes of becoming the National Champion. The Show will welcome the countries best Dexter exhibitors and visitors will be able to meet the animals and speak to their owners throughout the three days.

Alongside the cattle the Show will welcome over 1,000 sheep and 1,200 horses all competing throughout the week.  The New Forest Show is one of the largest horse Shows in the country with over 55 Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers and the countries best animals.

Elsewhere, we will have the REME Lightning Bolts Army Parachute Display Team dropping into the main rings (literally!), whilst back on solid ground the Pony Club Mounted Games will be competing in a series of intense competitions. The excitement doesn’t stop there, however, as International Showjumping will provide even more fast-paced action, whilst old classics like the Grand Parade and Heavy Horse Musical Drive will be returning as usual.

More new features include Culture in Common, our new area of the Showground dedicated to both the preforming and fine arts. Come by to see and variety of live music and dance and other performances or try your hand at learning to draw cartoons or play the ukulele.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Around the Showground will be a wide array of other exciting displays, activities, tradestands and craft produces to enjoy.

Tickets are available now on our tickets page at a discounted online price, so book now and join us on the 25th – 27th July for a fantastic family day out!