COUNTRY pursuits will be celebrated at Hampshire Country Sports Day.

There will be fantastic displays and competitions throughout the day on Sunday, 14 September at Tichborne Park, near Alresford.

Highlights of the main arena include the inter-hunt show-jumping competition, demonstrations from hunter-gatherer Chris Green the Cornishman and from Jonathan Marshall Falconry.

There is a clay pigeon shooting competition with tuition stands for people to try their hand at shooting, plus fishing demonstrations, gundogs and family fun dog shows and a terrier and lurcher show.

There will also be many experts on hand to give more information on country sports and to answer show visitors’ questions.

Show chairman Bill Tyrwhitt-Drake said: “The Hampshire Country Sports Day is a great opportunity for newcomers to find out more about country pursuits, while enjoying a fantastic day out.

“The show has been running for over 30 years and all profits are donated to the Countryside Alliance to help with their campaigning work on behalf of rural communities.”

This year’s show will sadly be without author and cook Clarissa Dickson Wright, who passed away in March and was a regular at the show.

The Countryside Alliance is planning to give a tribute to Clarissa during the day.

Gates open at 9.30am and the main ring events start at 10am.

There will be more than 75 trade stands and a varied choice of food and drink with a licensed bar.

Admission is £10 for adults and is free for children under 14.

The event will be signposted from Alresford. For more details, visit