Three amazing days, with something for everyone!
The English National Sheepdog Trials – watch 150 top dogs and handlers at work, listen to our commentators explain what’s going on, and meet our experts who are on hand to explain the finer points. Enjoy the lovely parkland surrounding the seventeenth century Haughley Hall.
- Agriculture, Food, Drink: Casa de l’Oli, DJ Wines, East Anglian Sheepdog Society, Gardening for Kids, Red Poll Cattle Society, Stokes Sauces, Suffolk Horse Society, Suffolk Organic Foods, Suffolk Sheep Society, The Lamb Charcuterie Company, Woodview Garden
- People, History and Lifestyle: Alderton Sage, Baileys Photography, Explore 4×4 specialists, Fine & Dandy, Ipswich Building Society, Museum of East Anglian Life, New Ewe, Sheila the Shepherdess, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, The Wool Room
- Arts, Crafts and Industry: Bunty and Ems, Christopher Bacon artist, Elkie Wild Art, Francis Vincent artist, Jack Davies Leathers, Kris Marriott feltmaker, Louise Pettersson leather work, Taylor Made Yarns, The Bathtub & Me & Karishar Jewellery, Twisted Horsehoe Knives, West Lodge Pottery, Woolly Comforts, Zillah Godfrey quilting
- Outside: Agri-hire, Alder Tree, Alex Artisan Baker, Anglian Water, Archant, Artist blacksmith Dominic Jones, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils (and Hammonds shepherd’s hut), Big Dog Leathers, Cedarwood Vets, Chilli stall, Chocolate Tiger Coffee Co, Citron Presse, East Anglian Air Ambulance, East Anglian Farm Machinery Ltd, East of England Co-op, Fine and Country (BStE) Ltd, Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies Rescue, Gilbertson and Page, International Sheep Dog Society, Ipswich Building Society, Jeffries of Bacton, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Museum of East Anglian Life, Nigel’s Burger Van, Bay Tree Pizza, PPG, RTC Medical Solutions, Serendipity, Shaun Clifford woodturner, Suffolk Agricultural Association, Suffolk Archaeological Field Group, Suffolk Summer Punch, Suffolk Trinity display, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, The Cheese and Pie Man, The Suffolk Baa, The Suffolk Coffee Company, Tic Challis pyrographer, Walking Wok, Woodbridge Riverside Trust, Yum Yum Tree Fudge, Zeb’s Traditional Fun Fair
Some of our exhibitors
Falconers from the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary will be joining us, accompanied by owls and other birds of prey (NB these will be captive bred birds resident at the sanctuary).
Sour apple and sour lemon fudge from exhibitors Yum Yum Tree Fudge, whose aim is to make the UK’s best quality fudge, but with more flavour and less sugar – all homemade and just a few miles from Haughley Park. They use more dairy and Belgian chocolates to make the fudge creamier, which can be eaten frozen too! Tasters available, including gluten and nut free, and sugar free options.
Sergio Muelle of Twisted Horseshoe Knives was born in Peru, settled as a farrier in central Spain, and in 2000, came to Newmarket, mainly shoeing racehorses.
His hobby making knives developed into a fulltime occupation: “My transformation from a Shoeing Smith to Bladesmith is complete! This is reflected in my ‘Maker’s Mark’ which is inspired in the thousands of years old ‘Ouroboros’ only, adapted to reflect my lifetime link to horses, so the dragon or snake is a horse head and the tail is a horseshoe. It symbolises constant renewal, renovation and recycling.”
All his knives are made from high carbon steel as this allows for the making of the best quality blades, easy to sharpen and retaining their edge more readily. The handles are made of hardwood sourced locally. “I don’t hesitate to use wood that has been previously inhabited by worms and grubs; this adds a further ‘uniqueness’ to the knife.”
The brass and bronze components are recycled from melting figurines, taps and snippets of Anglo Saxon bronze found in metal detecting and with no archaeological value.
Emma L. Kerridge at Elkie Wild Art specialises in coloured pencil artwork, specifically focussing on nature. She says: “I have always drawn and coloured, but it wasn’t until I took art at school, and realised that painting just wasn’t for me, that my teacher put a set of artist quality coloured pencils in front of me and I have never looked back.
Twelve years later, I am still drawing and love showing people how to use coloured pencils to produce artwork that can fool people that it wasn’t done in coloured pencil. The trick is to make it look like you’ve painted the picture. I now sit on the executive board of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and really enjoy demonstrating at every event I go to. I also stock all the major coloured pencil brands and send pencils all over the world. I will be demonstrating for all 3 days of the Suffolk on Show event.”