West Show Guernsey 2016
(2016 Horse competitions 13th, 14th and 15th)
The West show is arguably Guernsey’s premier agricultural and horticultural show.
Held annually since 1913 the West show is a traditional country show with many
modern aspects, and this year being the centenary it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The show this year has the main two days as usual on the Wednesday and Thursday with the usual tented competitions and
animal competitions together with the arena entertainment and side displays. The horse competitions all take place on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday prior to the show, with the exception of the harness showing classes and the carriage driving and scurry classes which take place on the Thursday of the show.
Held since 1985 on a site of approximately 35 acres at the former
L’Eree aerodrome, the West show is the highlight of the summer for many from
the western parishes who look forward to meeting up with friends they haven’t seen
since the previous year and also of course people from all over the island and
visitors alike. Crowds of 8,000 over the two main days are not unusual.