Tarmac sponsors Hertfordshire County Horse Show

June 4, 2021

Tarmac is proud to continue its support of the Hertfordshire County Show, sponsoring the show jumping ring at this year’s Hertfordshire Horse Show. 

This very special three-day event, celebrating all things horse and country, was held at the Hertfordshire Showground, hosting an extensive schedule of Championships and Qualifiers in collaboration with the Horse of the Year Show and Royal International. 

Due to Covid restrictions the annual Hertfordshire County Show was unable to run in its traditional format with organisers opting to run the smaller scale horse show instead. However, the changes to the usual programme didn’t deter visitors, with many people turning out to enjoy the event in the wonderful bank holiday sunshine. 

Stuart Wykes, director of Land & Natural Resources at Tarmac said: “We take an active involvement in our local communities and it’s a pleasure to provide support for this year’s show. We are proud to be a part of events, like the Hertfordshire Horse Show, which are of such significance and enjoyment to local people.”  

Sarah Moreland, executive director of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, said: “I’m thrilled that Tarmac agreed to sponsor the show again this year. All the years of support from Tarmac have ensured “good going” for our show jumping competitors and their horses.  

“Our Tarmac ring has maintained its reputation as one of the best grass rings in the country, and we are forever grateful for all that Tarmac does for us.” 

“It was also a pleasure to host both the Horse of the Year Show and Royal International Horse Show at this year’s event, especially the magical Shire Horse that have not been seen at the Herts Show in 40 years.” 

Run by the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, the Hertfordshire County Show started as a ploughing match on the grounds of Hatfield House in 1879, becoming a full county show seven years later. Since 1962, it has been held at the showground in Redbourn, but prior to this it was held at various locations across the county. The show is held annually on Saturday and Sunday of the last May bank holiday.