GAMES and county pursuits for the young and the young at heart were on display as the annual Wiltshire Game and Country fair came to Bowood House.

Falconry demonstrations took to the skies and despite bad weather warnings, organisers say the event was well attended and enjoyed by hundreds as the rain disappeared on Sunday.

Inside arenas horse boarding shows amazed audiences as skateboarding were pulled along by horses navigating an obstacle course and the Lure Crazy team showed off their dog’s skills over hurdles and short dash races.

The fair had a special area for dogs, where lesser known breeds were on show and a fun dog show offered prizes including popular entries for best pedigree, dog most like their owner and even fancy dress.

Horses could be seen pulling scurries and shire horses attended the busy show.

Traditional country games such as archery and angling took place alongside newer activities including chainsaw carving which saw owls, dragons and bears carved out fi logs of woods.

The show has been going on for over a decade and grows bigger every year.

This year a special seleciton of bagatel boards had been sourced and were being played on throughout the weekend. Glass blowers were joined by other artists in the craft tent showing off their skills.

A spokesman from Living Heritage Country Shows, which organised the event said: “The weather which wasn’t as bad as we first thought it might be and it was another great show enjoyed by our many visitors.”