Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Banbury and District Show

We had a fantastic day on Sunday at Spiceball Park for the Banbury and District Show. It was really lovely to be at a local show, and there were quite a few people there that we knew - although that just makes performing more nerve wracking! We were there to perform our duo shows, and once again we were on the front cover of the show schedule - even more to live up to!
It was a beautiful hot sunny summer's day - perfect weather for sunbathing, not so good for vaulting! Our first show was at 12.25, so we sweated it out in the midday sun! Thankfully our second show was a bit later in the day, although with all our layers of costumes on we were just as hot if not more so!
Both the shows went fantastically well, and the photographer (Mike) got some really lovely shots of us - just click here to have a look at them and others from the day. If you want to see more of Mike's photo's from the whole day just go to his website http://www.banburyphotographic.com/ - there's hundreds of them!
There was lots of other stuff to see at the show, including our next door neighbour Walter the very tame turkey! There were also displays by the Sealed Knot, a tug-of-war competition, horse and cart rides, and the tiniest owl ever (Walter could have eaten him for breakfast!). The park is right next to Banbury canal and I took Tinker for a little walk along the tow path, he wasn't too sure what to make of the narrow boats and wanted to have a closer look at them - but I wanted him to stay away from the water as I didn't fancy an impromptu swim!
We also found time to have a play on the grass board Tim had brought with him, a dangerous looking contraption if ever there was one (it has already broken Tim's wrist once...!). This was in preparation for next weekend when we're at the Middlesex Show and Tim and I may possibly end up competing in a horse boarding competition! This is the blurb about horse boarding.....
'Horse boarding is the discipline of towing a board rider behind a horse. It is a drag race over 100m between two teams. This is a new, exciting and entertaining sport where horses gallop flat out against each other whilst board riders hang on as best they can, pushing the limits of not only themselves but also of their equipment, dancing on that fine line between the quickest time of the competition and the biggest spank of the day. However, it's not always the fastest horse that wins as at speeds of 30 mph + the modified mountain boards become hard to control and board riders often have spectacular crashes allowing the steady and tactical rider to win. This must be seen to be believed.'
If we survive the weekend I'll let you know how we got on. If not, well, it's been fun!!
Rosie xx


xx rob xx said...


how are you?

i thought you were great at the banbury and district show on sunday..
i thought you wre great in every way from horse riding to very sexy looking...

i real hope to see you and rebecca soon again. and i hope you come nexted year to the same show.



email me on : robsouth12@hotmail.co.uk or facebook, email, msn

Rosie said...

Hi Robert,

glad you liked the show! We all really enjoyed ourselves and fingers crossed we'll be back next year!

Rosie x