The White Horse Show: A Village Charity

The White Horse Show: A Village Charity by Brian J. Tilling

ISBN10: 1847480071
ISBN13: 978-1847480071
Author: Brian J. Tilling
Title: The White Horse Show: A Village Charity
Publisher: Athena Press (August 29, 2007)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1669 kb
Size PDF: 1899 kb
Rating: 3.7/5
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Subcategory: Europe

The White Horse Show: A Village Charity by Brian J. Tilling



To be part of the White Horse Show Committee, or so the saying goes, the only qualification necessary is to be certifiably mad. After all, one must need a dose of insanity or a very healthy sense of humour to manage the mysterious transparent toilets, the collapsible marquees, not to mention the terrifying racing lawnmowers, and still come back for more - thirty-six years in a row. The story of how, from humble beginnings and with little to no financial backing, one group of individuals fought to create and maintain one of the most popular country shows in England is far more than one of prerequisite madness: it is a story of intense hard work, grit and frequent hilarity. Against preachings of doom and the background of the financial slump of the '90s, the show committee continued to build an event that became a source of entertainment, income, education and pride for Uffington and its surrounding villages. From freefall parachute teams to the Household Cavalry; from Spanish equestrians to precocious gymnasts; from pet piglets to motorcycle daredevils; the story of the White Horse Show is one of an event that harnessed the spirit of a community.

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