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The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is held over 2 days - Friday and Saturday in the second weekend in August each year for over 60 years.
On Friday there are Horse and Pony classes for children of all ages - from 4 to 64! The fun begins at 9.00am with the slightly more serious show classes, then the working hunter classes and after lunch time, the fancy dress on horseback and rounding off the Friday at the The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering with the mounted horseback games.
Sample of the Saturday Timetable (please note all times are approximate, and can change from year to year, but it gives you an idea of what to look out for)
09.00 - Judging of Cattle, Sheep, Highland Pony and Clydesdale Horse classes
11.00 - Highland Dancing competition confined to Perthshire
12.00 - Confined Heavyweight Events -Highland Safaris sponsored Perthshire League
12.30 - Vintage Tractor Display & Judging
13.00 - Judging of Champion of Champions Solo Piping Events commence.
13.15 - Parade of Horses
13.30 - Open Highland Dancing; Open Heavy Weight Events & Wrestling commence.
13.40 - Coupar Angus Pipe Band leads Games Chieftain and Clan Menzies around the arena.
13.45 - Gathering declared open by Chieftain Mr Athel Price of Bolfracks Estate. Long Service Awards presented.
14.00 - Children's Races commence.
14.25 - Running Event - 3 lap race (approx. ½ mile)
14.30 - Coupar Angus Pipe Band play outside Flower Tent
14.45 - Riders of the Storm - Stunt Riding Display Team
15.00 - Weem Hill Race
15.15 - Tug o' War Heats
15.30 - Carrying of Menzies Stone
15.30 - Pipe Band
15.45 - Terrier Race
16.15 - Tug o' War Final
The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is in a beautiful setting, right beside the historic Wade's Bridge and the River Tay is surrounded by fantastic views to Weem Rock to the north and the hills of Glen Lyon to the west.