Summer Events are Back...and So is Collier & Dobson!

After a long year of disappointment, restrictions and uncertainty, it looks like we are finally beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Even with the final step out of lockdown (and so-called 'Freedom Day') being delayed by 4 weeks from 21st June, there are still many things we can get out and enjoy.

From equestrian events, to festivals and outdoor theatre, it seems that with lockdown tentatively being eased, we may finally be able to get back out there and enjoy some entertainment and cautious mingling away from home this summer.

We will be kicking off our summer of shows on 1st July by exhibiting at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show. You can join us at this huge equestrian event held in the beautiful private grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Visit our stand and take the opportunity to view our wonderful selection of artwork in the breathtaking surroundings of this 13 acre site, residence of British Kings and Queens for over 900 years.

Visit our website to find out what other shows we will be attending this year.

Here in Hampshire, July sees the return of the Lymington Seafood Festival, which they say is “a little boutique festival that brings together the region's best food and drink producers, then drizzles a lip-smacking dollop of great live music to get the town rocking”. Food, music and outdoor entertainment sounds like just the thing to get our summer started.

In August, the beautiful Breamore House, just outside of Fordingbridge, will once again host a magical evening of culture and entertainment - when leading advocates of open air theatre, 'The Lord Chamberlain's Men’, will be performing “a thrilling and powerful production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth”.

Past performances and the backdrop of the stunning Elizabethan mansion suggest that this will be a night not to be missed.

Be sure to grab a rug to sit on, pack a picnic and maybe even a small hip flask, or fully stocked drinks box, to indulge in during the performance.

Check out the Breamore House website for more events happening in their glorious grounds and Country Museum this summer, including classic car and horse shows.

For family-friendly outdoor fun, why not give the Wickham Festival a bash? Set in the historic Hampshire village, it is rated “one of the safest and relaxed family-festivals in the UK” and will be host to the popular giant electronic love heart - which lights up only when two people hold hands beneath it to complete the circuit.

A lovely sentiment and much needed symbol of positivity.

For those of us who are not quite ready to venture into the world of public gatherings (however socially distanced), there will, of course, still be digital events taking place throughout the year - where shows can be experienced virtually.

And, whilst we are delighted to be back on the road and exhibiting with many of this Summer's Equestrian Events and Country Shows, we also have all our latest limited editions, original artwork and sculpture available to browse and order from our online gallery from the comfort of your sun lounger.

Check out which shows you will find us at this year by visiting our Shows and Events page, find out when you can visit us in our gorgeous gallery on the edge of the New Forest National Park, or visit our virtual gallery to indulge in a bit of online shopping.

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