Noise, speed and danger!
22 June 2015
All the necessary elements needed for a captivating four-days of non-stop entertainment - noise, speed and danger - can be found in the main rings at this years Royal Welsh Show.
Being held on 20 – 23 July at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, the event, known by many as the greatest agricultural show in Britain, attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year to come together and celebrate the very best of Welsh and British agriculture.
The show boasts an impressive 12-hour programme of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays each day.
This year the incredible Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride is headlining the entertainment in the main ring. This fast moving display demonstrates a high level of skill and agility from both horse and officer. Inch perfect timing, total commitment, professionalism and complete trust are required as horses jump through fire, an opaque paper wall and complete fast crossovers. The riders will demonstrate their equitation skills by removing and replacing their jackets, taking off the stirrup irons and finally the saddles whilst the horses continue to jump a series of bush jumps. Officers and their mounts are brought together from the eight bases throughout London to form the display and will return to duty once the show has finished.
Another death-defying attraction in the ring will be the Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motocross Team. With non-stop action from start to finish, the UK’s number one motorcycle display team will treat onlookers to the latest heart stopping tricks such as the ‘look back heart attack,’ ‘holy grab,’ ‘cliff hanger,’ ‘kiss of death,’ ‘dead body’ and many more. Many of these moves will result in the rider leaving their seat, taking their hands off the handlebars and rotating their body around the bike – all whilst providing the crowd with on-board commentary!
Retuning to the Royal Welsh Show will be the popular ‘Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display’. The display, run by Ray and Wendy Aliker, combines over thirty years of experience flying these amazing birds of prey with a showmanship that is hard to beat. Full of participation, exciting birds, costumes and music – it’s a truly unforgettable experience!
New this year, there will be a display from the Tristar carriage driving team. The Tristar coach was built in 2013 and it is a replica of the famous ‘Prince of Wales’ coach that ran from Carmarthen to Cardiff back in 1816. The coachman, Daniel Williams, at the age of 38 is believed to be the youngest coachman in the UK to own and drive a coaching team and together with his team of Gelderlanders horses have won numerous coaching classes including the New Forest Show, Dorset County and Royal Windsor.
Show goers will also be able to enjoy performances from the Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh, Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack, the Inter Hunt Relay, trotting competitions and much more.
On the first three days of the show there will also be a spectacular double aerial display from a Hawker Hurricane and Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This year we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain - Lest We Forget.
Visitors to the show will once again be able to make full use of the Royal Welsh Show App which will include a full timetable of events including all the main ring displays and performances, competitions, results, information on local traffic and weather. The App will be available to download free from the iTunes Store and Google Play closer to the show.
Pre-order your tickets to avoid the queues at the gate. For tickets and further information about the Royal Welsh Show, please visit www.rwas.co.uk