Southend - Robin Hood Game and Country Show
All About Dogs Area
Main Arena Events
Countryside Arena Events
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Time Tables (Saturday and Sunday)
10:45am Essex K9 Dog Display Team
11:30am Jousting & Horsemanship Display
12:30pm Flight of the Falcons
13:15pm Karate Club Essex Display Team
13:45pm Essex K9 Dog Display Team
14:45pm Jousting & Horsemanship Display
15:45pm Flight of the Falcons
BRAND NEW SHOW! - Cheer for Robin Hood in this amazing jousting and stunt
display from the Stampede Stunt Display Team.
Audience participation is a must in this fantastic demonstration of jousting
and stunt riding – with amazing displays of horseback riding such as jumping
through fire, rearing, roman riding and a special demonstration of horseback
With a team of
professional stunt riders who have performed at top venues including
Disneyland, American Adventure, Camelot and Europa, the Stampede Stunt Display
will amaze you throughout the duration of the event in the main arena.
This years spectacular display features a brand new choreographed tale of
Robin Hood and his Merry Men...
Flight of the
Enjoy this amazing display of agility and speed consisting of a whole host
of beautiful but deadly falcons.
From the fast and agile Harris Hawk to huge Buzzards this professional
display is sure to keep you entertained.
Pick your favourite and enjoy the race. This fun ferret race will take place
in the countryside arena throughout the show. No money is exchanged hands and
the emphasis is on fun and education.
Come and support Ferret Friends Rescue and take part in
their entertaining ferret racing show in the countryside arena.
Bet you’ve never seen owl complete a Dog Agility Course?!
Well, there’s always a first – join Andrew and his team of highly skilled
owls in the Countryside Arena and witness first hand this amazing display.
You can even meet the owls and find out from Andrew (from Berkley Owls) just
how clever owls really are.
Gun Dog Training
All the way from Norfolk, we are pleased to be joined by Dunhamswood
Come along and learn from Steve some of the tricks of the trade of how
working dogs are trained to an acceptable level and meet the stars of the
show, a group of ‘novice’ gundogs – always interesting, sometimes
Steve has been training gundogs for over 20 years and is a font of
knowledge – he will be happy provide some great advice at the
This traditional country pursuit has its own special feature
with a dedicated ring show and exhibition stand showing every aspect of the
Ferreting was a traditional country pursuit popular with our ancestors
and a route into the countryside for thousands of people in towns. Today
the professional ferreter still uses a dog, net and ferret with methods
based on those used 100 years ago but the addition of a few modern
electronics now aids efficiency.
Simon Whithead of Pakefield Ferrets is one of only a handful of
professional ferreters in this country who uses ancient field craft to
control rabbits in an environmentally friendly way.
This years show is packed with fun for all ages including a whole host of
Children's Entertainment - below are some of the attractions for the
The Southend All About Dogs Show is one of the LARGEST fun dog
events in the UK – it is held inside the Southend Robin Hood Country Show
and features a massive selection of have-a-go dog activities, fun dog shows,
dog trade stands and arena shows, so make sure you BRING YOUR DOG!
Fun Dog Show
A firm favourite with visitors! Do you own the scruffiest dog?
Do you and your dog look alike? Do you have a talented dog? If so, you
could be a winner in one of the fun dog shows that take place
throughout the duration of the weekend.
Organised by Greyhoundhomer RGT
Registration Time: 10:00am - 12 mid-day
Start time: 12.30pm
Entry Fee: £2 per class - all proceeds go to Greyhound Rehomer
Fun Dog Show - For SMALL
By popular demand, Bark Busters Home Dog
Training will be running a dog show exclusively for small dogs under 18
inches tall on Sunday the 7th.
Do you have a Bichon Frieze, Yorkshire Terrier, Cocker Spaniel,
Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Jack Russell, Mini Schnauzer, Toy or
Miniature Poodle, Patterdale Terrier, Cavalier King Charles, Dachshund,
Llasa Apso, Pug, Scottish Terrier, West Highland Terrier, Shih Tzu,
Pekingnese, Pomerarian, a Puggle (pug/beagle), cavapoo
(cavalier/poodle), cockerpoo (cocker/poodle) or any other small dog
that you would like to enter into a show?
We are having a fun dog show for
all small dogs of any breed. The only qualification is that your
dog is under 18 inches tall.
Entries cost £1.50 per class and all proceeds go to Wagtails Dog
Rescue. Rosettes will be awarded for the winners in each
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT THE BARK BUSTERS SHOW RING. The
actual event will take place in the show ring next door.
Small dogs classes for dogs under 18 inches tall (times also
1. Most handsome small dog 12:00pm
2. Prettiest small bitch 12:30pm
3. Best dressed small dog 13:00pm
4. Scruffiest small dog 13:30pm
5. Cutest puppy (12 months and under) 14:00pm
6. Best small rescue dog 14:30pm
7. Best small veteran (over 6 years old).
8. Best in show (from winners of the classes
About Dogs Arena Displays
This years All About Dogs Shows features several arenas and club
rings, which house a host of top attractions from across the
Details of the Arena timetables will appear here closer to the show
- but you can expect to see a whole load of doggy fun...
Dogs – Big Air Competition
Back due to popular demand all the way from the USA, the Dock Dogs
BIG AIR competition makes a huge splash back at this years show. This
fun competition involves a ball, a large pool of water and the dog that
can leap the furthest.
You can enter the Dock Dogs Big Air WAVE competition by registering
online here or register at the show.
Placement Medals will be awarded to the Big Air Finalists, however
All dogs that get wet during Big Air WAVE competitions will receive an
Please note that Dock Dogs have a strict policy where dogs only jump
if they want to!
Dog Training Clubs
Does your dog pull on the lead? Does (s)he bark in the early
hours? Or even completely ignore all your attempts to get them to
This years All About Dogs Shows feature a whole host of dog training
and obedience clubs who can help you.
The experts will be at hand to sit with you and your dog and offer
some top tips....
Dog Scurry -
Organised by the National Organisation of Beaters & Pickers-Up,
the Dog Scurry is always very popular with all breeds of dog – a bit on
fun for our four-legged friends.
The Scurry is a simple retrieving competition and is open to all dogs
of all breeds and all ages – with prizes given for the fastest times of
Dog Agility Ring - have-a-go
Come and have a go on the dog agility course organised by Essex Flyers
Agility Flyers. See if your dog can master the jumps, tackle the tunnel,
climb the a-frame, tip the seesaw and weave the weaves.
The trainers will guide you round the obstacles. As long as your dog
is over a year old, he/she can have-a-go. Any breed, any size.
Flyball Competition &
The Ramsden Flyball team will hosting a flyballs competition over the two
days at the show. They will also be running a have-a-go flyball which will be
open for everyone to join in. If your club would like to take part get in touch
with The Ramsden Flyball.
If you’ve never tried flyball before, why not have-a-go at the show?
Dima's Good Boy School Demo
NEW! As seen on TV, on programmes such as ITVs That Dog
Can Dance, enjoy Dima and his amazing dancing demonstration
Dima and his dogs will be at the show all weekend, so come along and enjoy
this fabulous display that kept Sharon Osbourne, Bill Bailey and Ashleigh
Dog Display Team
A team of highly trained security dogs and some of their very fast friends
going through their paces.
Including the apprehending of an armed criminal – 6ft High Scale – Agility
Race – Control Work and of course some fire hoops.
A fast moving and informative display that includes all of the skill
required for a top security dog. You will see how much these dogs enjoy their
The video clip gives you an idea of some of the amazing skills and
training that the display dogs have to go through... (its taken at one of our
other shows, Suffolk All About Dogs in Ipswich).
Join in and
All About Dogs is all about getting your dog involved and having fun.
Many of the displays at the show encourage visitors to join in...
There's absolutely loads to do, including:
Agility Course, Doggy Triathlon, Obedience Classes, Clicker Fun, Recall
Challenge, Fun Dog Show, Training Classes, Dock Dogs and lots more.
More details will be displayed on this page below very soon...
Buster Have-A-Go Competitions
These events are great fun for you and your dog. Does your dog love
to catch a biscuit when thrown? How fast do you think you can run
with your dog if you are holding an egg and spoon at the same time, or are
tied to a family member?
Will your dog sprint 30 foot to get to you when you call him or her?
How about sitting? How fast will your dog sit when you ask him or
K9 to 5 and Bark Buster believe in having lots of fun with your dog so come
along and "have a go" on the day.
Entries cost £1.00 per event and all proceeds go to Wagtails Dog
Rescue. Rosettes will be awarded for the winners in each
REGISTER FOR THE HAVE A GO EVENTS AT THE BARK BUSTERS SHOW
1. Best biscuit catcher 12:00pm
2. Egg and spoon race (dog on lead, owner with
egg and spoon) 12:45pm
3. Fastest recall 13:30pm
3. 7 and 11 legged race" (owners legs tied – 1 or 2
dogs on lead) 14:15pm
4. Fastest sit when the whistle blows.
NEW FOR 2013 - come and join in with this amazing, interactive
demonstration of dog agility...
Kidgility is run by Lonewolf Agility and is a fun filled audience
participation show for adults and children, starring Faze the working sheepdog
and his fluffy sidekick Suga.
Join the dynamic duo for their fun filled and entertaining display of
From well-known breeds such as the German Shepherd and Boxer, to the lesser
known Cane Corso and Northern Honiakaka.
All About Dogs features numerous breed stands where visitors can learn more
about a vast range of dogs
So far confirmed are: Boxers, German Shepherd, Cane Corso, Northern
Honiakaka, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Newfoundlands and Greyhounds.
Fastest Recall & Tunnel Challenge
Does your dog come to you when you call? If so, you must enter the
Fastest Recall or the Fastest Tunnel Challenge!
Organised by the German Shepherd Dog Rescue - an organisation dedicated to
the rescue, short term fostering and long-term re-homing of GSD's, no
matter how old.
Could your dog be the 'recall champ' and win a prize...?
Karen encountered her first deaf dog over 25 years ago, her passion to
help deaf dogs in the UK came about through her role as a foster carer for
dog rescue organisations.
Many rescues do not have foster carers with deaf dog experience and a
deaf dog takes longer to place in a new home due to the myths
surrounding them about being unattainable.
The Deaf Dog Network was set up to bring together those with deaf
dog experience and to help those that don't.
To improve the experience of deaf dogs in the UK and save lives. Watch
our dogs demo in the main arena and see for yourself what these dogs are
capable of and have a chat with Karen.
NEWS UPDATE -
On Saturday watch Sandra Hallam and her amazing dog, Henry who performed on
ITV's That Dog Can Dance. See Henry performing
at the show in the All About Dogs arena.
Canine Enthusiasts Society (ACES) - Lure Racing &
ACES will be running the lure racing and long jump at All About Dogs. They
cater for the complete beginner to the experienced and the organisers make
newbie's more than welcome and love seeing new dogs enjoying themselves.
The ACES events are tremendous fun, extremely well organised, with the dogs
health, safety and well-being coming first, as well as all being fully
supervised. The dogs get tremendous enjoyment what they are doing and the
encouragement they receive from everyone just spurs the dogs on to try harder.
Note. You cannot force a dog to do these events, only encourage the dogs
It takes years of training for a horse to be ready to be ridden
Enjoy the jousting and stunt displays in the Main Arena, and then
join the cast at the stable
Learn more about these magnificent stunt horses and find out just
how much hard work goes into training them to take part in a
You can even meet the knights...
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Field Archery – HAVE A
Do you fancy yourself as good as Robin Hood with a bow and arrow? If
so, join the experts from your local Archery Club, Southend Archery
Club and have a go at real field archery.
For all ages, get some expert advice and see if you can beat the pros and
hit the bull's-eye.
There are loads of fun games and competitions for your dog to
From dog agility courses, flyball, games, obedience classes, Dock
Dogs..... There's even a fun dog show, where they could win a
To join in the fun & games simply bring your dog along and
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Medieval Village &
Come along and meet the vikings in their authentic medieval
Thanks to the members of the Clan Wulfhar, visitors of the Robin
Hood Game & Country Show can sample viking life with dancing and music
from the period and even a spot of swordsplay.
We are pleased to welcome Berkley Owls to the show. Featuring around
14 owls in a purpose built display – the display is open to view
throughout the opening times of the event and visitors can have the
experience of holding an owl for a small fee, and even a quality
photograph taken as a momento of their experience for an additional fee,
this being produced on-site in a matter of minutes and presented in a
The arena displays normally last around 30 minutes and to put it mildly,
are spellbinding! Spectators get the opportunity to join Andrew and the
owls in the arena and assist him in demonstrating just how wise and clever
owls can be, mocking those who claim owls are stupid.
We are pleased to welcome to the show the team from rescue centre,
The Ferret Friends are at the show all weekend and
welcome visitors to come along and learn more about ferrets and how
they can make great pets (to the right, responsible
They will also be carrying out some fun ferret racing
demonstrations at various intervals throughout the weekend.
Not only can you learn about owls at this years show – for 2013 we are
pleased to welcome the team from Flight of the Falcons.
After enjoying the amazing display, why not come along and meet and
learn some interesting fact about these amazing raptors.
You may even get the chance to hold one..
Guinea Pigs & Rats
Essex Guinea Pig & Rat Rescue Centre gained charitable status back in
2001, with its main aims to ‘re-home and rehabilitate’.
Join the rescue centre team at the show and meet some of the furry friends
and find out more how you can help this local charity in their great work for
From wellies to country clothing, from gunslips to rifles...
A real treat for the 'countryman' (and woman!) There are a whole host
of country accessory stands offering a vast range of country products.
If its something a little more specialist, there's even a selection of
airguns and shooting products...
Food & Drink
A very popular part of the show, the festival of food &
features a host of scrumptious produce, from fine wines to delicious
cheeses. You'll also find some of your favourite local brands,
including the popular Giggly Pig Sausages…
You can find the festival of food & drink hall in the Main exhibition
hall within the Brentwood Centre.
Craft & Gift Hall
Join a selection of the finest craftsmen (and women) that the area has
From fun hand-crafted toys to beautiful crafted jewellery – all products
in this section are hand-made.
The Craft & Gift halls offer a lovely selection of handmade gifts
for all the family.
Even your beloved dog deserves some retail therapy! Treat them to a
beautiful new collar, a comfortable bed or even a new coat. There's also
a selection of specialist dog foods on offer.
With over 50 trade stands selling a whole range of dog products to choose
from, there really is something for even the fussiest pooch.