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ArenA Acts

We've got some awesome arena acts coming to The South Downs Show for 2024! Including the Epic Jousting Tournament, Little Nippers' terriers, falconry and Gun Dog displays.

Each act will be there for both days of the event, so don't worry about missing out! 

Times may vary due to reasons out of our control.

Main Arena Timings

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9.30 - Gun Dogs

10.15 Little Nippers

11.00 Knights of Nottingham

12.00 Ridgeside Falconry

12.45 The Dog and Duck Show

13.30 Little Nippers

14.15 Knights of Nottingham

15.15 The Dog and Duck Show

16.00 Best in Show Contest 

16.30 Gun Dogs

These timings are the same for Saturday and Sunday.

What's On...

Knights of Nottingham 

Welcome to the Knights of Nottingham who have been entertaining crowds since 1970 and are twice World Champions and the original British Medieval Jousting Display team.

Knights and Horses combine for hard hitting Medieval Jousting displays and tournaments and the jousting shows will be filled with sword swinging and gut punching thrills. Anything can happen and often does with fantastic audience participation for all ages and comedy included!

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This awesome arena act allows spectators to see Ridgeside group’s fantastic dogs do what comes naturally to them! In the arena they will race both over obstacles and at full speed chasing the electric lure. They offer a fast, action-packed demonstration with an informative and humorous commentary by Phill.


The public will have the chance to “have a go” with their own dogs – whatever their breed!


The Birds of Prey Demonstrations consist of a static display of approximately 15 Birds of Prey from around the world, including owls, falcons, hawks, eagles and vultures, plus spectacular free flying displays lasting between 20-30 minutes each.

Involves lots of audience participation.

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The Dog AND Duck 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 2024 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.


Organised by Hamble and Hound Gundog Club.

The Hamble and Hound Gundog Club was formed in 2015 as a loose group of friends with
gundog breeds.

All dogs are welcome in the Gundog Scurries we have found over the years that dogs who
are given a try surprise their owners and actually win prizes.

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