Thornbury Fun Day and Dog Show

Thornbury Fun Day and Dog Show

The Thornbury “summer fete” is held on the third Saturday of July, and features our village dog show, along with all the usual fun and games of a “fun day”.Help is always needed to set up our marquees, run stalls on the day, assist with the dog show, or with the catering.  If you’d like to get involved, contact us at

Thornbury Dog Show 2022

The 2022 show will be held on Saturday 16th July. All details still to be confirmed – please watch the Thornbury Tatler Facebook page for updates.


Thornbury Dog Show 2021

This year’s event was on July 17th. It was held as usual on Eddie Comper’s field at Woodacott.  Here are the results:

Thornbury Dog Show 2021 – Class Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners, and a huge thank you to all of the class sponsors, as listed below, who donated some wonderful prizes:

Prettiest girl – sponsored by Theresa Speight – Scruffs Dog Grooming

1st Edgar Pet with Dot (cocker spaniel), 2nd Jane Bryant with Aria (Collie), 3rd Laura Thomas with Bella (Jack Russell)

Handsomest Boy – sponsored by Isabel Pinno – Isabel’s Pet Sitting

1st Lucy Williams with Jasper (Flat coat retriever), 2nd Michael Miller with Tarrant (Bearded Collie) & 3rd Chris Akers with Monty (Wire haired fox terrier)

Best rescue – sponsored by Lynne Hall – K9 Focus

1st Mary Robertson with Bella (German Shepherd), 2nd Barbara Hunter with Hattie (Crossbreed) & 3rd Emma Hale with Teddy (Doodle)

Cutest puppy (13 weeks-6 months) – Helen Murphy – It’s a dogs life with Murph & Friends

1st Pauline Hill with Jazz (Poodle), 2nd Jack Waters with Fern (cocker Spaniel)

Coolest trick – sponsored by Lizzy’s Larder

1st Paul Alexander with Heidi (Bavarian Mountain Hound), 2nd Edgar Pet with Dot (Cocker Spaniel) & 3rd Jan Coffin with Rudy (crossbreed)

Best Local Dog – sponsored by Thornbury Tatler

1st Paul Wyborne with Willow (Basset Hound), 2nd Linda Bond with  Sage (German wirehaired pointer) & 3rd Helga Bates with Poppy (Jack Russell cross)

Most competent young handler – sponsored by Rachel Landymore – Haven Dog Centre
1st Jack Waters with Fern (cocker spaniel), 2nd Lexi with Hattie ( crossbreed) & 3rd Olivia Williams with Jasper (Flat coat retriever)

Top Rosettes

Best in show – sponsored by Thornbury Holiday Park
Edgar Pet with Dot (Working Cocker Spaniel)

Best reserve in show – sponsored by Liz Marden – Nature’s Therapies
Jack Waters with Fern (Cocker Spaniel)

All rosettes were sponsored by Holsworthy Pets & Garden Supplies, so a big thank you to Dan for your ongoing support.

Thornbury Dog Show 2020

In 2020, social distancing means that we will be holding the Dog Show ONLINE, on Facebook.   Follow the link HERE for details. Thank you to Lizzie Marden and Dan and JJ at Holsworthy Pets for arranging this event for us.



In 2019, the event took place on July 20th, from 4pm, on Eddie Comper’s field at Woodacott.  Here are the Dog Show results:

The Best Local Dog sponsored by The Thornbury Tatler – 1st place won a £10 Mole valley voucher.
1st – Mr Fox with Julie, 2nd – Monty with Jane, 3rd – Red with Lucy
Best Waggy Tail sponsored by Blackberry Farm Shop – 1st place won a beautiful china mug with dogs on it. 1st – Jasper with Aaron, 2nd – Sweep with Jessie, 3rd – Beau with Brook
Best Condition sponsored by Isabel’s Pet Sitting – 1st place won a 12-hour overnight pet sit.
1st – Cooper with Jackie, 2nd – Frankie with Nicki, 3rd – Dudley with Pauline
Prettiest Bitch sponsored by Four Paws Grooming Parlour – 1st place won a Glamour pooch pamper session with Stephanie Gubb. 1st – May with Brenda, 2nd – Daisy with Parnell, 3rd – Olive with Derek
Handsomest Dog sponsored by Nature’s Therapies – 1st place won a selection of dog toys.
1st – Taz with Paula, 2nd – Hector with Jo, 3rd – Frankie with Nicki
Best Rescue Dog sponsored by K9 Focus – 1st place won a beautiful soft dog bed.
1st – Bob with Lisa, 2nd – Polly with Sia
Best Looking Puppy sponsored by Scruffs Dog Grooming – 1st place won a full groom voucher. 1st – Storm with Paul & Lisa, 2nd – Olive with Derek, 3rd – Taz with Paula
Most attractive scruffiest dog sponsored by Love Life Inspired Life – 1st place won an essential oils wellness consultation with Georgia Mulliss.
1st – Puddles with Ella, 2nd – Alfie with Victoria, 3rd – Hector with Jo
Best Child Handler sponsored by It’s A Dog’s Life with Murphy and Friends – 1st place won a dog walking voucher and £10’s worth of sweeties!
1st – Ruby with Nathan, 2nd – Mr Fox with Rebecca, 3rd – Beau with Brook
Best veteran sponsored by Isabel’s Pet Sitting – 1st place won a herbal pampering voucher.
1st – Maddy with Rosemary, 2nd – Dottie with Sarah, 3rd – Jenna with Katie
Dog the judge would most like to take home sponsored by Nature’s Therapies – 1st place won 2x supported social walk vouchers
1st – Taz with Paula, 2nd – Bailey with Holly, 3rd – Puddles with Ella
Winner of Best in Show Sponsored by Thornbury Holiday Park – the winner of the 2019 Dog Show received a hamper of doggie goodies!  Congratulations to Jasper with Aaron.
Best Reserve in Show sponsored by Nature’s Therapies – the runner up of the 2019 Dog Show
received a Sekhem Reiki voucher!  Well done Ruby with Nathan.

Special thanks to all of the above generous sponsors, to Lizzie Marden for organising, to Linda Bond for helping, and for Dan and JJ from Holsworthy Pets for judging and support on the day.

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