2012 VICTORIA FOODS CARRIAGE DRIVING EXTRAVAGANZA
The continuing ethos of the Victoria Foods Extravaganza is to give the Carriage driving fraternity at all levels a fantastic weekend Showing and something new to aim for, in 2012 there are Seven Championships, covering , the now well known Victoria Foods National Private Drive Competition, the very popular Tony Thomas Trade Championship, and Hackney Show wagon, Junior Whip and of course the Show Supreme, however in 2012 we have gone two steps further introducing initially on a trial basis Exercise and Pleasure Driving Championships, with prize money attached, qualification for these Championships can be gained at shows affiliated to Victoria Foods and held within the geographical boundaries of the southwestern Counties, those counties being, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Monmouthshire and Gwent, Exercise and Pleasure Driving Classes held at the Extravaganza on 8th and 9th of September will also have Qualifying status for this years Championship.
In addition to the above The Hackney Horse Society has granted the Victoria Foods Extravaganza full Championship Qualifying status for both Hackney Show Wagon and Private Drive, for their Championship Show to be held on 23rd September 2012, making the Extravaganza the last qualifying show of the year for the 2012 Hackney Society Championships.
With Stables available from 8.am Friday morning 7th to 4.30pm Sunday 9th afternoon, a party in the Bar with live entertainment for all on Friday night, Saturday evening Driven Gala Performance under Lights with Lamps Lit , Forty Two classes that run exactly to the scheduled times, never late, never early, including the Championships and the B.D.S Red Rover Road Drive over two full days of Carriage driving at levels to suit everyone, no one should go home having not thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.
Unlike some other Shows there is no entry charge for Spectators and parking their cars is also free, a reasonable charge is made for the weekend for Caravans and Motorhomes staying overnight.
The Victoria Foods Carriage Driving Extravaganza will be held as usual at The Hand Equestrian Centre, Clevedon, Somerset on the 8th and 9th of September 2012, Schedules will automatically be sent to any one who has entered or shown interest in the past, they will also be able to be down loaded from the Show website from mid May.