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"In the heart of rural Hampshire"

Horse fair comes to our rural village!

Author: Jules Bridger

Created: 20-05-2019

Dating back to 13th Century, this colourful tradition takes place on 20th May each year when the Travelling Community gather to sell and race ponies and horses.

Stallholders and a funfair fill The Square, but of course, this means there is no official parking available during the event.  Even the residents are inconvenienced to a certain degree as many of the surrounding streets are closed to traffic.

Indeed, the Centre also plays a part.  Situated on the edge of the village, its car park may be used by those caught out by the road closures, and the Police turn most of the rooms into a command centre to direct operations during the event.