Country Fair – Factoid Number 20!

St Ewe Country Fair – 21st August 2016

Factoid Number 20

Did you know?

You can now find more information and forms on the HOME PAGE of this website?

Did you know?

About horsepower?

Not the kind in our 4 wheeled metal machines of today but real horse power when transport and farming relied on our four legged friends.

Prior to WW1 & WW2 the horse was the mainstay of agriculture and Shires ruled the fields. Sadly many thousands were lost in battles and the need to feed a growing post war population led to the mechanisation of farming and the demise of the heavy horse.

Weighing up to 850kg and between 17-18.2 hands high the Shire is a mighty beast, living a long life into the late 20’s. You’ll see various colourings from grey through light bay to black and animals with full white ‘feathers’ on their legs are most prized.

We are hoping to have two displays of heavy horses in all their finery at the show so come along and learn some more about them.

ONLY 2 weeks to this year’s fair!

The St Ewe Country Fair returns after a break in 2015 and to countdown to the great event we have been posting a new factoid here each week.

Put the date in your diary – 21 AUGUST 2016.

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