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Royal Highland Show 2015 Blog

Here’s the second of our show blogs for 2015. This one is written by Karen Howarth from our Equine Sales Team. Karen is based at Friendship Estates Ltd in South Yorkshire – our licensed producer for the North of England, Scotland and Wales.

“It was my first visit to the Royal Highland Show and everyone I had spoken to about it had told me what a great show it is, so I was looking forward to arriving!

Setting Up Day

“Wednesday was ‘Setting Up Day’ and having set off early I arranged to meet Kate, our sales representative for the South East, who flew up to Edinburgh in style, walking into the show ground from the airport. The runway seemed to be situated right next to our stand and we had fantastic views of planes taking off over the showground!

Work in progress

“Thursday, unfortunately, was cold and dull but this did not deter the visitors making it a busy day on the stand. It was a credit to the show to talk to so many people who had travelled such long distances to compete, including many from Ireland who told us they were regular visitors.

The finished trade stand

“Friday and Saturday gradually grew busier, especially on Saturday afternoon when we had a respite from the weather and the sun came out, improving conditions greatly.

“The show jumping ring opposite the stand provided a wide variety of classes and attracted large crowds while the main ring was the stage for showing classes for everything from Shetlands to Shires and sheep to Charolais cattle.

“We started extra early on Sunday to enable us to park near the stand so we would be ready to pack away at the end of the show. The early start gave Kate and myself time to take advantage of the breakfast bar and have a quick look round before another busy day on the stand, meeting many of our Scottish stockists as well as end users.

Mollichaff on the stand

“As the show came to an end we said our goodbyes to those we had met, both old and new, Kate went off to catch her plane back home and I set off back to Yorkshire.

“We would like to thank the RHS for including us and hope to see you next year.”