Ashover Show 2014 - photo gallery

Champion Dexters are presented to the President in the Grand Parade

Champion Dexters are presented to the President in the Grand Parade - Credit: Archant

On 13th August the 83rd Ashover Show welcomed over 13,000 visitors

One of the finest traditional agricultural shows in the country, the organisers had built even further on last year’s major improvements to the showground. Appearing for the first time in the Centre Ring, the Black Rock Llama Agility Display Team were a definite hit, especially when children were invited to have a go at the course with the llamas. A joint display by the 4 Shires Bloodhounds and The Barlow Hunt also proved very exciting. The finest cattle, sheep and shire horses in the area paraded in the livestock rings, with a record number of over 200 exhibitors in the sheep classes. The addition of a Junior Handler Class in the Cattle schedule means all sections have classes for young people. The ever-popular Fancy Dress Class in the Light Horse Section – judged by President Mr Michael Shardlow – attracted its share of attention, added to by the appearance of Zorro! In the Shire Ring there were traditional horse displays, as well as the very popular – and highly competitive – Tug of War between local teams. The Poultry Section and Dog Show had many top quality entrants, and featured a spell-binding show by the Animal Magic Dog Display Team.

A record 106 exhibitors entered the Vintage Tractor ring, putting on a fantastic display alongside 21 vintage cars. Ashover Brass Band, a traditional Punch and Judy Show and the Rides and Slides area all added to the fun of the event, not to mention stunning displays in the Horticulture Marquee, Appetising Ashover Marquee (over 30 top local food producers), and the Craft Marquee. Over 150 trade stands sold everything from farm machinery to bird tables, and at 3pm the Grand Parade of Livestock drew all eyes to the Centre Ring. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Jackie Twilley, Show Secretary

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