Enstone Show – 20 August 2022

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Enstone Show – 20 August 2022

Graeme Garden opens Enstone Show 2022
Graeme Garden opens Enstone Show 2022

The Enstone Show held on the 20th August was hailed by many of the public attending as a great success. From an organisers point of view the hard work before the event and anxiety on the day was dispelled as the crowds seemed just to appear. So to everyone who attended a big ‘thank you’ because there would be no show without your presence. Even the weather which had cast a shadow before the opening brightened up and burst into sunshine. Admittedly the westerly wind made its presence felt on a number of the gazebo’s but didn’t dampen spirits and a number of people were heard to say it was the best show they had been to!

So, to start with the opening, our very own Graeme Garden did the honours in his usual witty manner. As the dog show registration took place we were delighted by a performance of Indian classical dancing Sesha Natya Nikothan organised by Amoo, wife of Karen, the new owners of Adams Stores. By this point the crowd had swelled and the dog show started. This year our judges were Louisa Hebdon (Guide Dogs for the Blind) and Emma Hills, who should both be congratulated for their expertise. The Anne Mansbridge Cup for Champion of Show was awarded to ‘Monty’ and owner John Pritchard. A complete list of winners can be seen below.

Of course other attractions were taking place; Morris Dancers from Finstock & Charlbury were entertaining with singing and dancing, hankies, sticks, heys & rounds, balancing the straw all under the experienced eye of the ‘Big Cheese’. We were short on stalls this year, mainly due to the aftermath of the pandemic but the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dogs for Good, BBOWT returned. Warner Leisure, who contributed to a number of extraordinary raffle prizes were there to talk through their plans for Heythrop Park. The Enstone WI had delicious home baked cakes and other goodies to tuck into. For those wanting to eat something hot, Copper Pot provided food for all dietary needs and the burger & chips I had was especially delicious. Rosetti Ice Creams also did a roaring trade in the sunshine. As usual the Enstone Sports & Social Club arranged the Skittles and provided teas and licensed bar. 

There was something for everyone and the children enjoyed the Octopus Ride and Face Painting. We are so lucky to have Heythrop Zoological Gardens providing animals at every show and this year they had a donkey, Shetland pony, squirrel monkeys, penguins, hedgehog, tortoise and lemur. Another welcome attraction was Mabel, Worth’s 1950’s bus, made even more important as this year is Worth’s centenary. Paul Worth presented Claudia Grainger with a wonderful trophy for her picture of the Queen painted for this years Jubilee celebrations. After many years of trying (weather / pandemic) the climbing wall arrived and many children and adults had hours of fun clambering up and down it.

Enstone Eco Group had 4 electric cars and 2 electric bicycles on show and spoke to many people about owning an electric car and their plans to promote a greener society. Next to them was Enstone School, who ran a successful Tombola. This year the Show Committee decided to give the proceeds of the grand raffle and show to Enstone School & Pre-School. The raffle draw took place in the Parish Hall, where the Horticultural Society plant & produce show took place along with Craft & Photography competition. 

We are very pleased to announce that the Air Cadets, who manned the entrances have been given a donation and especially pleased to give Enstone School & Pre-School £1,000.00.

Thank you to everyone who came and made this happen – you should all feel proud.



Class 1: Puppy under 12 months

1. Tucker, the Norwegian Elk Hound – Neil Cuss

2. Pixie the Jackapoo – Phoebe Druce

3. Paddy the Cockapoo – Sophie Youngson

Class 2: Best Condition dog over 1 year

1. Monty the Labrador – John Pritchard

2. Billy the Lurcher – Alan

3. Dexter the Collie/retriever- Mollie Ward

Class 3: Best Condition bitch over 1 year

1. Sadie the Sprocker – Sarah Elliot

2. Lulu the Labrador – Steven Peach

3. Truffle the Collie –  Fiona Langford

Class 4: Best Veteran over 7 years

1. Bruce the Jack Russell Cross, age 12 – Lizzie Young

2. Pepper the Fell Terrier, age 12 – David Partley

3. Nellie the Lurcher, age 11 – Ann Mansbridge

Class 5: Best in Show

Awarded the Kellogg Cup

1. Monty


2. Bruce

Class 6: Best Child Handler under 14 years

1. Phoebe Druce, age 5 with Pixie

2. Helena, age 4 with Coda

3. Sophie Youngson, age 8 with Paddy

4. Nyla Eley, age 8 with Bertie and

5. Maya Embra, age 14 with Truffle

Class 7: Dog that looks most like its owner

1. Maisie  with Bob Perrin

A huge ‘thank you’ to Emma Hills and Louisa Hebdon (Guide Dogs for the Blind), for Judging the entries – not an easy task.

Thanks to Ann Mansbridge for providing the Kellogg Cup, awarded to the Champion each year.



Class 1 – Dinosaur out of recycles materials

1st Beatrice Spicer

2nd Henry Woolcock

Class 2 – Paint a zoo animal

1st Henry Woolcock

2nd Jessica Woolcock

Class 3 – Christmas Decoration

1st Jessica Woolcock

2nd Henry Woolcock



For her portrait of the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee

Claudia Grainger 



First Prize – Jim Clubb

Champagne, Heythrop Weekend Break, Enstone Flying School, Cotswold Wildlife Park, M&S chocolates, M&S £15 voucher.

2nd – Kathy Slark

Champagne, Heythrop Weekend Break, Blenheim Palace, £20 shopping voucher, chocolates.

3rd – Roy Hawtin

Prosecco, Heythrop evening experience, Chipping Norton Leisure Centre Swim, Cotswold Archery, chocolates.

4th – Rosie Nixon

Alpine Baseball caps and tour.

5th – Philip Shaw

Bippity Boo Gift Bag

6th – Freda Seath

Ice Cream Make and Moulds

7th – Anne Gibson

ILA beauty products.

8th – Rebecca McCabe

Tikkity Boo Gift Bag.

9th – Andrew Stevens

Costa Coffee gift bag.

10th – Angela ?

Cafe Nero gift bag.

11th – Sarah Horn

Mr Simms Sweet Hamper.

12th – Stephen Shoebotham

Pet hamper and vouchers.

13th – Andrew Lee

David Cameron memoir and red wine.

14th – George Williams

Horseshoe coat hook.

15th – Oliver Spicer

Lido Swim voucher.

16th – Carol Hicks

Toad Gin Tour.

17th – Mr Peach

Heythrop Afternoon Tea experience.

18th – Rachel Harper

Chipping Norton Theatre Film voucher.

19th – Lesley Townsend

Heythrop Golf experience.

20th – Kathy Slark

Hook Norton Brewery tour.

21st – Freda Seath

Chipping Norton Leisure centre swim.

22nd – Margaret Sawyer

Heythrop Spa experience.

23rd – Janet Wakefield

Beauty Project £25 voucher.

24th – Mandy Widdows

Chipping Norton Leisure centre swim.

25th – Nicola Hardy

Cotswold View golf voucher.

26th – Karen Scearce

Sarah Elizabeth Photography Voucher.

27th – Jenn Vale

Oxford Shooting school voucher.

28th – Rachel Hunt

£40 shopping voucher.

29th – Karen Solla

Hydrangea Plant from Applegarth.

30th – Oliver Spicer

Wild at Hearth £25 gift voucher.


The Showground
Morris Dancers from Finstock & Charlbury
The Dog Show