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Main ring attraction is revealed for this year’s Staffordshire County Show
19 Apr 2019
by Rebecca Dutton

The ‘kiss of death’, ‘heel clicker’, ‘lazy boy’, and the ‘Superman seat grab’ are just a few of the incredible aerial tricks awaiting visitors to this year’s Staffordshire County Show.

The stunts will be performed by the Bolddog Lings – returning to the show after proving a hit with visitors two years ago.

The troupe of riders in the freestyle motocross display team have been announced as the main ring attraction for the show on May 29 and 30 and organisers are delighted at the line-up.

Richard Williams, chief executive of the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society, said: “The Bolddog Lings proved very popular in 2017, they were an easy choice to invite back.

“They are an incredible group of talented motorcycle riders and their attempts at mid-air tricks leave the crowd on the edge of their seats.

“They have been delivering action-packed displays around the world since 1995, we are delighted they have agreed to come back to us this year.

“We are hoping that audience numbers exceed 2018’s record-breaking figures.”

The Bolddogs bring with them a ramp which helps them fly through the air for distances of up to 75 feet.

Joining them will be the Scurry Drivers, delivering fast-paced, equestrian thrills.  Teams of two ponies and riders compete against each other to complete the course in the fastest time possible.

Other popular attractions returning to the Show this year will be the Country Pursuits Area which hosts falconry displays, farriers competitions, the ever-popular sheep show and duck displays amongst other things. Pig agility races will also return this year, as well as all the usual trade stands, food stalls, arts, crafts and produce tables.

Mr Williams said last year’s event saw the busiest second day of the show for more than 22 years.

“The Staffordshire County Show really is a wonderful day out. There is something for everyone young, old and all those in between, we believe our programme of events makes us one of the best shows around,” he added.

“We are gearing up to this year’s Show already and we’re looking forward to confirming more details over the coming months.”The event, sponsored by South Staffordshire Water and South Staffordshire College, will take place at the Staffordshire County Showground on Weston Road, during May half term.

Tickets will be available to buy direct from the showground website www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk from April 1 2019.