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World Clydesdale Show appoints Martin Clunes as show president for Aberdeen event


By David Porter

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The World Clydesdale Show 2022 has announced the appointment of Martin Clunes as show president.

Martin Clunes will be the show president at the event in October
Martin Clunes will be the show president at the event in October

As well as being a writer, presenter and actor, Mr Clunes is also an incredibly keen heavy horse enthusiast who took over as president of The British Horse Society in 2011.

Already known to millions from his stage and screen appearances, including Doc Martin, Manhunt and Men Behaving Badly, his 2010 ITV documentary series Horsepower revealed his passion for horses and latterly a second equine documentary, Heavy Horsepower, in 2013.

Martin owns two Clydesdale horses, Ronnie and Bruce, and knows first-hand the joy that these gentle giants can bring to owners, exhibitors and spectators alike at shows like this one.

Mr Clunes will be attending the four day long show at P&J Live in Aberdeen between October 20 and 23 this year.

Martin Clunes will be the show president at the event in October
Martin Clunes will be the show president at the event in October

With over 300 hundred Clydesdale horses from all over the world and over 21,000 spectators over four days this is the first World Clydesdale Show to be held in Europe, let alone the UK.

"I am really excited to be the President of this prestigious show.

"Like a lot of people, I get a gut punch when I see Clydesdale horses so to be present at a world show with horses from all over the world is just too exciting.

"I am also very happy to show my boys off and 1’m crossing my fingers that they behave themselves," said Martin Clunes.

"We are so very proud that Martin Clunes as agreed to be the World Clydesdale Show 2022 President," said, Ailsa Clark, chief executive and director, "His love of horses and dedication to the Clydesdale Breed is tremendous and to be able to welcome the president of the British Horse Society as our president is a great honour."

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