Fun in sun at agricultural show

Hundreds attended the show
Hundreds attended the show
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THOUSANDS of people basked in the sunshine at yesterday’s record-breaking Thornton Dale show.

The searing temperatures attracted people from near and far to the agricultural extravaganza, leaving organisers confident they had enjoyed their most successful day ever.

Thornton le Dale Show.'Circling the ring for the judges during the lead rein class.'113124a. Pic Kevin Allen.'03/08/11.

Thornton le Dale Show.'Circling the ring for the judges during the lead rein class.'113124a. Pic Kevin Allen.'03/08/11.

Secretary Martin Blythe said: “We have never known it quite like that. We have had substantial queues trying to get in. We are definitely heading for a record attendance.”

There were good entries in all the show classes and crowds lined the main rings to watch entertainment including motocross rider Jamie Squibb and Rocking Horse Productions as they put on an orc.

Exhibitors battled it out for around 150 trophies and cash prizes in more than 450 classes across the show.

Elsewhere, there was a Deliciouslyorkshire craft stand, a Made in Yorkshire craft marquee and live music.

Other attractions included the Kangaroo Gymnastics team, Uncle Mal’s Crazy World of Magic, Falconry with James McKay, the Patanavac Gun Dogs and sheepdog handling.

Mr Blythe said: “We basically tried to make it so there is something to do from 9am right through until it is dark.”