Find out what’s happening in the Equine Area at the Kent County Show


This year, the newly named Equine Village will be a truly interactive experience, with demonstrations including side-saddle, western riding and an RDA driving display, plus Kent Police Community Volunteers will be here with the British Horse Society.  

Meet and greet miniature ponies

Come and meet these adorable miniature ponies, learn all about the breed and how to care for them.

Meet the Unicorn

There’s some animal magic instore for the little ones this year as Duke, the real-life unicorn with brightly coloured mane and tail, comes to visit the Kent County Show. Duke will be here for all three days of the Show so come and find him in the Equine Village for a cuddle and to have your photo taken with this magical mythical creature!

Pony rides

Pony rides will be available throughout all three days in two-hour sessions both morning and afternoon. The ponies, provided by both Squirrells Riding School and Appletree Stables, are good natured and experienced at meeting children and giving them a ride. Pony rides are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Equine competitions

There are lots of opportunities to admire the majestic equine beauties at the Kent County Show. With a host of equine classes to watch including Horse of the Year Show qualifiers where entrants fiercely compete against each other to secure a place at the main event in October. The Show’s 100 ridden and in-hand competitions provide plenty of viewing in the equine rings.

Farrier competitions

The Show’s purpose-built forge comes to life at the Kent County Show as the farrier competition takes off. Watch expert blacksmiths at work as they forge horseshoes and fit them on their horses. See the farriers in action throughout the day on all three Show days.