NOT even coronavirus could stop the Hampshire Country Sports Day.

Visitors gathered at the Bereleigh Estate in East Meon on Sunday as the annual event unfurled – with strict social distancing measures in place.

Main attractions included gun dog training demos, falconry from Xtreme Falconry, a fishing demo by Gilly Bate and Beaky Allesch–Taylor and talks by Chris Green the Countryman on wildfowling and the history of the shotgun.

The dog shows were as popular as ever.

Terrier and lurcher show included simulated coursing and straight racing, while the family dog show had 12 classes to enter including best puppy, dog with the waggiest tail and best child handler.

Before the show, chairman Bill Tyrwhitt-Drake said: “We’re so pleased that we’re able to go ahead with this year’s show and we’ve had a fabulous response from companies wanting to bring their stalls to the show.

"We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that our show is as safe as possible, while following the latest government guidelines, with a number of measures in place to ensure visitors are kept as safe as possible."