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SUNDAY 5th MAY 2024

We are excited to announce that the soham carnival and heavy horse show is set for it's 71st Anniversary in 2024. 

We have some exciting performances and attractions booked for the day, with our traditional Heavy Horse Show and Town parade.

this popular event has always proven to be a fun, family day out for all ages, and offers fundraising for local charities, groups and associations, and offers exposure for local businesses.

Hope to see you there!
From The Soham Benevolent Association
(Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show Event Organisers).


Email: carnival@soham.org.uk    Call: 01353 624493
Message: www.facebook.com/sohamcarnival


Please note: This event has no on-site parking facilities (If Disabled parking is required, please contact us)

Dogs are not allowed on the recreation ground (Except guidance dogs)

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Events

OUR MAIN EVENT FOR 2024!

JEZ AVERY

Come and watch world record holder, Jez Avery and his amazing stunts. See the thrilling display of wheelies, stoppies, drifting, doughnuts, precision driving, two wheel driving and the all new roll over quad.

Jez performs all his own stunts while delivering his famous commentary keeping the whole family on the edge of their seats and laughing along!

Definitely not to be missed!

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2024 event schedule

Main Arena

Skate Park Area

9.00 - 1.00 - Heavy Horse Show

1.45 - 2.30 - Judging of Parade Floats & Presentation of Prizes

2.30 - 3.00 - Jez Avery Stunt Show

3.00 - 3.20 - ACF Marching Band

3.20 - 3.40 - Synergy Majorettes

3.40 - 4.15 - Jez Avery Stunt Show

10.30 - 4.00 - Skateboard Workshop & Performance + Competition

11.00 - 4.00 - Graffiti with Kilo: Workshops & Artwork Piece

Small Arena

Near the Pavillion

2.30 - 4.30 - Kuk Sool Won

11.00 - 12.30 - Soham Comrades Band

LINE UP
Music Stage Line Up

12.30 - 1.30: TIA & KEV

1.30 - 2.30: THE ANCEDOTES

2.30 - 2.45: KD THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

2.45 - 3.30: SVC PERFORMS (Soham Village College)

3.30 - 3.50: TZARINA

3.50 - 4.50: AKIMBO

4.50 - END:  DJ GREEDY G

BUY TICKETS

Book Your Stall, pitch or Float Here

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SORRY ALL PITCHES & STALLS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR 2024

Horse Show Schedule

1. Any Heavy Breed Yearling, Colt, Filly or Gelding.
Special for Best of each Breed.

shires - Sponsored by Old Tiger Stables, Soham

2. Filly or Gelding 2 or 3 Years Old
3. Barren Mare or Gelding 4 Years & Over
4. Mare with Foal at Foot 4 Years & Over
5. Foal
6. Champion Shire

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7. Filly or Gelding 2 or 3 Years
8. Barren Mare or Gelding 4 Years & Over
9. Mare with Foal at Foot 4 Years & Over
10. Foal
11. Champion Percheron

suffolks - Sponsored by G's Fresh

12. Filly or Gelding 2 or 3 Years
13. Barren Mare or Gelding 4 Years & Over
14. Mare with Foal at Foot 4 Years & Over
15. Foal
16. Champion Suffolk

New class for 2024 - Clydesdales
Sponsored by Chassis Cab DAF

17. Filly or Gelding 2 or 3 Years Old
18. Barren Mare or Gelding 4 Years & Over
19. Mare with Foal at Foot 4 Years & Over
20. Foal
21. Champion Clydesdale

final classes

22. Grand Champion from Classes 1 - 21
23. Young Handler 12 Years & Over (up to 18 years on show day)
24. Ridden Heavy Horse. Judged on Performance, Manners & Obedience as a Riding Horse. Flights Must be Removed or Laid Down. Hard Hats Must be Worn at All Times (and be up to current British Standard)
25. Best Harnessed Horse in Hand
26. Horse in Working Harness
27. Single Heavy Horse Turnout
28. Single or Pair with Agricultural Implement or Farm Cart
29. Pair Heavy Horse Turnout
30. Best Plaited
31. Best Groom or Showman
32. Best Foot
33. Best Shod

Thank You to Tim Murfitt who has kindly donated the prize money for Classes 32 & 33

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INFO

ABOUT

The first ever Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show was held on Soham Recreation Ground to celebrate the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

 

Due to that shows’ success, The Soham Benevolent Association was formed the following year, to continue to bring this popular event together on an annual basis.

 

This year is particularly exciting, as we are due to witness the Kings Coronation and recognition of the Queen Consort, whilst the Soham Carnival celebrates its 70th Anniversary year! 

 

Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show continues to provide a great day out for all the family, whilst helping to raise funds for local schools, charities and organisations.

 

Having the traditional, atmosphere of a town gala, with regular events throughout the day, interactive displays, shopping stalls, heavy horses, a parade of floats through the town and finished off with live music to dance to, Soham Carnival still proves to be one of the most loved, local events in Soham and surrounding areas. 

SOHAM BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN - KIM BOTTING

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN - Marion Botting

TREASURER & PR - HELEN BAVESTER

SECRETARY - GAIL BRADLEY

HORSE SHOW MANAGER - MATT BRADLEY

LOGISTICS - TIM KING

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA - NAOMI JARMAN

SOHAM BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION IS 100% VOLUNTARY

AND ALL FUNDS RAISED AT SOHAM CARNIVAL GO TOWARDS MUCH NEEDED

HELP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES, AMENITIES AND ORGANISATIONS

THAT SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOHAM AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

our sponsors

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