If you're an animal lover, this is the page for you! The South Downs Show will be packed with animals, so if you want to watch sheep dancing, or take a selfie with an alpaca, you can't miss this event!
The animals below will be around throughout the whole weekend - they can't wait to meet you!
If you've never seen sheep dancing before, you'll fall about laughing! The team likes a bit of audience participation too, so you'll have a great time!
Learn all about sheep breeds and their wool. Take part in our 'have-a-go' sheep shearing.
REGULAR SHOWS OVER THE WEEKEND
WILD IN THE COUNTRY
Providing a unique, fun and interactive performance which delights every crowd, genial compere Malachy de Lacy and his band of ferrets of the day will offer several racing heats to run throughout the weekend.
SEVERAL RACES OVER THE WEEKEND
Come and meet the Dunreyth Alpacas and their owners! Learn all about the wonderful animals, the hypoallergenic properties of alpaca fleece, and of course...have the chance to take a selfie with the fluffy friends!
The Dog AND SHEEP SHOW
Stuart Barnes is the original creator of the highly popular Dog and Duck show that now tours the UK countryside shows in the summer season. (Sheep for the 2023 season). Stuart has travelled to over 100 countries working with wildlife, and his passion for dogs has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about them and their behaviours.
In the Dog and Duck Show, Stuart and his amazing team use both trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd sheep, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved.
The show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, giving the audience a new understanding of the way of the Dog.
Miller's Ark Mobile Farm brings both children and adults into close contact with farm animals. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the animals - the menagerie is set to include many different types of farmyard animals including goats, miniature donkeys and even pigs (and many more)!
OPEN ALL WEEKEND
PORTSMOUTH GREYHOUND TRUST
Portsmouth Branch of the Greyhound Trust was one of the original branches, and has been established since 1975. Since then they have placed thousands of greyhounds in loving homes.
Come and meet some beautiful greyhounds and learn more about them. Guess the ages of the different dogs, win some awesome prizes.
VISIT ALL WEEKEND