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Good win for Sheppey horse couple John and Jayne Goodwin at Kent County Show

Sheppey couple John and Jayne Goodwin rode off with one of the top trophies at the Kent County Show.

The husband and wife team from Bell Farm Lane, Minster, breed award-winning shire horses and on Sunday won the team prize. Jayne also came second in the pairs and singles classes.

She said: "It was phenomenal. Everything went very well."

John Goodwin of Sheppey with his shire horse at the Kent County Show. File photo (13547200)
John Goodwin of Sheppey with his shire horse at the Kent County Show. File photo (13547200)

The couple were showing three horses, Dizzy B, Oscar and Henry.

But instead of returning home when the show at Detling ended they loaded up the horse box and set off for Yorkshire 240 miles away where they were met by a Channel 4 TV crew.

Jayne said: "We've been on a bit of a tour.

Virgin Care nurses Ann Friend, left, Lindsay Godden, centre, and Abi Booth were at the Kent County Show recruiting staff and encouraging residents to sign up to their Citizens' Panel forum (13545742)
Virgin Care nurses Ann Friend, left, Lindsay Godden, centre, and Abi Booth were at the Kent County Show recruiting staff and encouraging residents to sign up to their Citizens' Panel forum (13545742)

"We started at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern then went to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh where we won best team and then to the Royal Norfolk Show in Norwich.

"We managed four days at home and then it was off the the Kent County Show and now we are at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate."

She added: "We had never been to Edinburgh before.

Veteran scurry driver Jeff Osborne, 83, from Bognor Regis and his ponies Twitter and Tweet dash past the Sheerness Times Guardian banner at the Kent County Show (13545728)
Veteran scurry driver Jeff Osborne, 83, from Bognor Regis and his ponies Twitter and Tweet dash past the Sheerness Times Guardian banner at the Kent County Show (13545728)

"John had always wanted to go but we could never afford it.

"However, he will be 60 in September so friends and family clubbed together to allow us to go instead of having a party. It's been great. We were even on the BBC's Countryfile programme "

Island firm Brambledown Farm Shop also had a big presence at the Kent County Show by sponsoring the stables at the Heavy Horse Village.

Classic car: This 1919 De Dion Bouton from France was exhibited at the Kent County Show by Paul Weeks who runs the Sweet Hut on Minster Leas, Sheppey (13545709)
Classic car: This 1919 De Dion Bouton from France was exhibited at the Kent County Show by Paul Weeks who runs the Sweet Hut on Minster Leas, Sheppey (13545709)

Paul Weeks, who runs the Sweet Hut on Minster Leas, had his rebuilt 1919 French De Dion Bouton car Veronica on show and there was an original Maidstone and District Volvo Ailsadouble-decker bus from the 1970s which had been repainted and looked ready to return to run the 300 route to Leysdown.

Hold very tight: this original Maidstsone & District Volvo Ailsa bus from 1975 was used iin Hastings and the Medway Towns until it was withdrawn from service in 1983i and sent to Scotland. It is now back in its 1981 colours after a respay in 2012 and ready to take passengers to Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey. (13545713)
Hold very tight: this original Maidstsone & District Volvo Ailsa bus from 1975 was used iin Hastings and the Medway Towns until it was withdrawn from service in 1983i and sent to Scotland. It is now back in its 1981 colours after a respay in 2012 and ready to take passengers to Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey. (13545713)

Crowds were impressed by diving dogs from K9 Aqua Sports, Titan the robot and the Cossack-style trick riding from the British Dzhigitovka Team.

Diving dogs from K9 Aqua Sports were popular with the crowds at the Kent County Show (13545711)
Diving dogs from K9 Aqua Sports were popular with the crowds at the Kent County Show (13545711)
Trick riding was the headline act at the Kent County Show with the horsemen and women of the British Dzhigitovka Team incorporating archery, balancing and Cossack-style stunts (13545760)
Trick riding was the headline act at the Kent County Show with the horsemen and women of the British Dzhigitovka Team incorporating archery, balancing and Cossack-style stunts (13545760)
Titan the robot was a popular draw at the Kent County Show and amused the crowd with its singing, humour and water jets (13545752)
Titan the robot was a popular draw at the Kent County Show and amused the crowd with its singing, humour and water jets (13545752)
Nicola Prior, who runs Nic's Restaurant in Queenborough, came second in the Kent County Show flower competition 'Birthday Party' category. Judge Chris Brown said it was a "good interpretation of the title and suitable use of accessories." (13545735)
Nicola Prior, who runs Nic's Restaurant in Queenborough, came second in the Kent County Show flower competition 'Birthday Party' category. Judge Chris Brown said it was a "good interpretation of the title and suitable use of accessories." (13545735)

Nicola Prior, who runs Nic's Restaurant in Queenborough, came second in the show's flower competition 'Birthday Party' category.

Young farmers from Sittingbourne school Westlands walked off with a string of awards at the Kent County Show. They have their own farm at the school in Westlands Avenue. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505735)
Young farmers from Sittingbourne school Westlands walked off with a string of awards at the Kent County Show. They have their own farm at the school in Westlands Avenue. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505735)

Young farmers from Sittingbourne school Westlands walked off with a string of awards at the Kent County Show. They have their own farm at the school in Westlands Avenue.

The 90th Kent County Show was sponsored by Quinn Estates.

From left, Grace Brooker, four with her brother, Lee, 12 on a big wheelat the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505729)
From left, Grace Brooker, four with her brother, Lee, 12 on a big wheelat the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505729)
All the fun of the fair at the Kent County Show (13545726)
All the fun of the fair at the Kent County Show (13545726)
Farmers on parade at the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13456015)
Farmers on parade at the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13456015)
Young farmers with cows at the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505737)
Young farmers with cows at the Kent County Show. Picture: John Westhrop. (13505737)

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