COUNTRY pursuit enthusiasts will demonstrate their skills at the Cheshire County Show to ensure they are passed on to future generations.

Experts in archery, clay shooting, fly casting, thatching, horse shoeing, bee keeping and many other countryside pursuits will be showing off their talents in the new Countryside Experience attraction.

And to help keep Cheshire’s rural heritage, sports and specialised skills alive, visitors will get the chance to try them out for themselves.

Demonstrations of falconry, ferreting, packs of hounds and horse log-pulling will give a real taste of the county’s agricultural heritage.

The Cheshire Polo Club, thought to be the oldest polo club in England, will play a mock game and explain the rules of polo, while the famous Flyball Dog Display Team will put its clever canines through their paces.

Other country pursuits at the two-day event at Tabley Showground on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23-24, include bee keeping demonstrations in a special glass hive, coracle making, dry stone walling shire horse jumping, pond plant identification by the Environment Agency and wooden decoy carving.

Children can have a go at the Welsh craft of wickerwork boat-making on a specially prepared boating pond.

Executive director of the Cheshire Show Nigel Evans said: “The Show is all about giving people an experience of our county’s rural heritage and this is the concept the Countryside Experience has been built on.

“We are lucky to have a lot of people in our agricultural community with fantastic skills in rural activities and it is vital we enthuse wider audiences about these past times so the skills are continued for future generations.”

For more information visit www.cheshirecountyshow