Preparations are underway for the return of the Devon County Show at Westpoint Arena this May.

The headline act has been announced as Ben Atkinson and his troupe of Atkinson Action Horses, and he will be performing on all three show days.

For the past 25 years, The Atkinson family has developed a reputation for providing highly skilled horses and riders in the business for TV, film and photo shoots.  

Ben Atkinson is the family member in charge of taking up the reins at live events.  Ben performed his first display of Roman riding (riding two horses at once) when he was just 11 years old.  Since then, he has gone on to build his own show team of riders who star at events all over the country including the Horse of the Year Show. 

Ben also performs internationally and has trained horses in Dubai and has even horse-mastered on Bollywood film sets.  The performance will include Liberty, Classical Dressage, Airs Above the Ground (a classical dressage movement in which the horse leaves the ground) and Cossack Trick Riding in each 45-minute show.   

Other performances confirmed for the 2024 Devon County Show: On Saturday May 18, Devon County Show’s big family day out when Kids go Free, will see a morning and afternoon performance by Jamie Squibb and his freestyle motorcycle stunt team. 

Each show, which lasts 30 minutes, features death-defying tricks and stunts during which the team will soar through the air from take-off ramps in front of the crowds and perform manoeuvres mid-air.

And Scurry racing, a fast and furiously paced equestrian sport in which a pair of ponies pull a carriage around a course of cones in an attempt to achieve the fastest time is another exhilarating feature on this year’s Devon County Show main arena timetable.  Always a crowd favourite, this event which will be performed on each day of Devon County Show, is a nail-biting qualifier for the 2024 Horse of the Year Show in the Autumn. 

Book your tickets now to get an early bird discount on their website.