Island Farm Donkeys at the New Forest Show

Above: Donkey in Hand Championship winner Avoncroft Phoebe shown by Linda Chilton

As many of our friends know, some of the donkeys from Island Farm compete at shows during the summer show season. Today John McLaren and Linda Chilton entered donkeys into some of the Donkey in Hand Classes at the the New Forest and Hampshire County Show. It was an early start with the donkey classes being the first event in the Ringwood Brewery West Ring, from 8 am.

Linda showed Avoncroft Pretty ‘n’ Pink who won the 2 & 3 year old class. She also showed Avoncroft Phoebe who won the Mare Class and went on to win the Donkey in Hand Championship (photo above). John McLaren showed Avoncroft the Commoner who was placed 2nd in the Stallion and Gelding class.

We are immensely proud of all the efforts and successes of our staff, volunteers and trustees who work so hard for the donkeys in our care. We’re also delighted to share news of some of our Championship successes. Huge congratulations to all and especially to Linda and Avoncroft Phoebe who stole the show today.

Here are a few more pictures from around the New Forest Show (Tues). The event continues over three days, 25th-27th July 2017.
Above: Donkey Driving in North Ring from 11.30am
Above: Colourful exhibits in the flower and produce tent
Above: It was a busy day all over the showground.