The Great Dorset Steam Fair 

A date for your diaries is the Great Dorset Steam Show which takes place annualy at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford in Dorset.  This huge five day show, the largest of it's kind in the world is situated on 650 acres of land with 25,000 exhibitors organisers and workers living on site before the public come in !!  It has been described as the fifth largest town in Dorset for the duration of the show.

NHBS Show Exhibit situated on the Sid Wallace Heavy Horse Ring


















No matter what your veteran or vintage interest you will find it at the Great Dorset.  Everything from buses to blowlamps.  The show has many sections too many to mention here but all displays are working, full details can be found by following the website link.


                                                Heavy Haulage and Threshing Areas



Events are taking place throughout the week in the Heavy Horse Section both in the ring and at the working plots.  The ploughing competition takes place on the first day with the remainder of the classes being held on the fourth day of the show.  The GDSF is one of the qualifying shows for the West of England championships.


Seen here on the left is Bryony Gill ploughing with Angel & Brave Lad.

There are a lot of horse related trade stands and exhibits around the ring and always the opportunity to buy some old brasses, or new from Ali Garbett at The Heavy Horse Enthusiast stand.



  Bellow, Decorated harness class winner Charlotte Webb with Dothan Silver Coin