School Road,  Heacham,  Norfolk
Sunday 20th August 2006
Feature by Stella of Heacham-On-Line & some photos. 
Many thanks to Malcolm for going out in an awful downpour to take the majority of these photos.


This year's Heacham Horse Show was, unfortunately, not blessed with the glorious weather of last year.  In true show biz tradition, the show went on regardless.  Malcolm braved the deluge of pre-lunch rain (best illustrated by the first photographs above!).

Malcolm watched a number of brave souls participating in the jumping under what have been described as "appalling conditions".  They were at least all in the same boat!!

By the time I got to the field things were considerably drier, albeit muddy.  The afternoon competitors were therefore able to carry on under more civilised conditions.  I had a brief opportunity to chat with commentator, Robert Frost and learned that the event had participants from many locations outside of Heacham.

Helena Beamis (16), with the rosette
(top right) for youngest horse/pony Class, has been riding for approx 12 years
and helps out at Park Farm Riding Centre at weekends.
In last year's Heacham Horse Show, Helena was placed 2nd in the veteran horse class and came 3rd in the coloured showing class.
I await full details of the winners at the 2006 Heacham Horse Show.