How it all started ...
The show was first organised as a one day gymkhana in 1979 with the primary aim of raising money for St.Nicholas CE Primary School. The aims remain largely unchanged 35 years later but the event has expanded into its present two day format with dozens of Country Fayre attractions including non-competitive horse and pony ones. The beneficiaries of the show have been extended to cover other charities and organisations in the village and local area.
Many thousands of pounds have been raised to date. This money has contributed towards various improvements to the village school, improvements to the Village Halls, equipment for the Pre-School, Scouts and Guides, along with funding for outings by the Over-60's and the Young Farmers.
The event is planned by a Committee of volunteers and draws heavily on the time and resources of the St. Nicholas PTA and many other organisations in the Village.
How it is evolving ...
All elements of the traditional Hurst Show, non-equestrian and equestrian, had grown in size and popularity, meaning the showground had reached capacity in its previous format.
The competitive horse events are now being run as a separate event by Hurst Riders Club.
For more information and the competition schedule, please visit the Hurst Riders Club website.