The Spire Solicitors Grand Ring Spectacular 2018

The Grand Ring programme offers an impressive line-up of action packed displays and events. The programme for 2018 included some old favourites such as top-level showjumping and Scurry Driving, parade of hounds, the Grand parade of champion horses and livestock and the RAF Falcons parachute display team. Stunning entertainment was provided by the Adrenaline Tour Quad Bike stunt displays and Norfolk Remembers will be a unique commemoration for the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Norfolk Remembers – Royal Norfolk Show First World War Commemoration Event

 

Norfolk Remembers is a truly unique commemoration event to mark the centenary of 1918, the year the First World War came to an end. A re-enactment will take place of the fighting in the final months of the War, demonstrating the cooperation between infantry soldiers and the latest innovation in the war, the tank.

The star attraction of the event, which will take place on both days of the Show, is Deborah II, the replica Mk IV Tank as seen on Channel 4’s documentary ‘Guy Martin’s WWI Tank. The tank was built in 2017, to the original design, as the result of a project between the Norfolk Tank Museum, JCB and Guy Martin. Members of the Royal Norfolk Regiment Living History Group will be providing the Infantry support.

Narrating the commemoration will be award winning Norfolk historian, Neil Storey, who specialises in 20th century social history.

Also present at the Show will be There But Not There, an inspiring national commemoration initiative headed up by Army veteran Rowley Gregg MC. With the haunting images of Our Tommies and Silhouettes There But Not There will be the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind.

Adrenaline Tour Quad Bike Stunt Show starring ex-world champ!

Making their debut appearance at the Show watch in awe as the quad bike stunt team soar over 30ft high performing breath-taking aerial tricks in the Grand Ring! The Adrenaline Tour is accompanied by Clive Shaw Trucking who provide a show winning fleet of American Trucks. Clive Shaw Trucking has been given the chance to purchase the Kenworth W900B American truck owned by Burt Reynolds. This truck will be touring with the team and will be restored back to the original Factory build sheet.

You will see quad stunts including quad freestyle, which is uncommon in the UK, with huge jumps over ramps and incorporates not only quad bikes but also motorcycles.

Jason Smyth will also enthral you and the audience with his precision as he catches items of memorabilia 30ft in the air above his articulated rig!

 

RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

The Grand Ring will also see the return of another military favourite, as the RAF Falcons parachute display team jump from up to 12,000ft to perform a breath taking free fall display at speeds of up to 120mph.

Band of the Parachute Regiment

The Band of the Parachute Regiment is the official band for the Regiment and performs at a variety of formal, state and commemorative events. These highly trained musicians are also trained soldiers and are entitled to wear the coveted Airborne Forces Maroon Beret. Over the years the band has deployed to diverse locations such as the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Qatar, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands. The musicians continue to maintain a secondary role to the Field Army as trained medics.

Equestrian Programme – and Horse of the Year Show Qualifier events

Throughout the two-day Show there is a stunning programme of professional horse riding and qualifying events. This year’s competitions in the Grand Ring include:  Cobs Ridden, Showjumping including the exciting Ride & Drive and the prestigious International Stairway, Heavy Horse Turnouts, Scurry Driving and many others. Watch out for the top class British competitors taking part.

Parade of Hounds

A tradition of the English countryside, the Parade of Hounds is a real spectacle of hounds, huntsmen and horses. The ever popular parade will delight the crowds and give young and old alike the chance to meet hounds from across Norfolk.

Grand Parade of Livestock and Heavy Horses


As a salute to our farmers, exhibitors and their animals there will be a Grand Parade of award winning and champion livestock and heavy horses. This spectacle is a really important part of the Show and a must to watch.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

07:30 Cobs Ridden Classes 71-73 HOYS Qualifier

09:30 Showjumping A&B Competition Class 230

Sponsored by Eastern Power Systems

10:30 The Band of the Parachute Regiment

11:00 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

11:15 Teams of 3 or 4 Heavy Horse Turnouts Class 44

Sponsored by RG Carter Gp

12:15 The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

12:45 Showjumping Norfolk Area Trial 231

Sponsored by Broadland Business Park

14:45 Scurry Driving Small Class 224

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

15:15 Parade of Hounds

15:35 Pairs of Heavy Horse Turnouts Classes 45 – 46

Sponsored by Carrick Farm Enterprises and Banham Zoo

16:35 Grand Parade of Cattle and Shire Horses PLUS Heygates Team of 5 Competition

Sponsored by Shadwell Estates and Heygates Country Feeds

17:30 Scurry Driving Large Class 225

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

17:55  The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

18:25 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

18:40 World War One Commemoration

19:00 The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

19:30 The Band of the Parachute Regiment

Thursday 28 June 2018

08:00 Showjumping 1.20m Open Restricted Two Phase Class 235

09:40 Heavy Horse 2 Wheeled Cart Class 49

10:30 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

10:45 The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

11:15 The Band of the Parachute Regiment

11:45 Scurry Driving Championship Class C71 HOYS Qualifier

Sponsored by Osborne Refrigerators

12:15 Showjumping INTERNATIONAL STAIRWAY Grand Prix Class 236

Sponsored by British Showjumping Business Partnership

13:45 Parade of Hounds

14:05 Heavy Horse Turnouts Singles Classes 47-48

Sponsored by Wendy Fenwick and Martin Goymour

15:20 Grand Parade of Cattle, Sheep, Suffolk, Percheron and Clydesdale Horses, Pigs and Goats

Sponsored by Shadwell Estate and Heygates Country Feeds

16:05 Showjumping Ride & Drive Challenge Class 237

Sponsored by Cooper Mini

17:05 The Adrenaline Tour – Quad Bike Stunt Show

17:35 The Band of the Parachute Regiment

18:05 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Sponsored by Desira Group plc

18:20 Norfolk Remembers – First World War Commemoration and Closing Ceremony