Thousands at Thornton-le-Dale Show

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Thousands of people flocked to Thornton-le-Dale to enjoy the 94th annual show.

The hugely popular event, which was held at the Showfield in Maltongate, proved a master-class in agricultural practice as well as playing host to plenty of fun for all the family.

Blessed with good weather, onlookers were treated to sheepdog, falconry, gun dog and gymnastic displays.

One of the star attractions was Jamie Squibb and his aerobatic motorcycle stunts, which wowed the crowds.

Also on hand to entertain the masses were Atkinson’s Action Horses, The Dave Clegg Band, Ali and the Beachcombers and The Railroad Hobos.

There was also a wide variety of trade stands and exhibitions, plus and a bar and refreshments.

A busy programme packed out the main ring, with the day’s events getting under way with judging of the horse classes.

This was followed later on by a dog show, Terrier racing, equestrian stunt displays and fancy dress, both on foot and on horseback. Spectators also had chance to enjoy the Derwent Hunt parade of hounds.

Later in the afternoon, the event featured show jumping, a working Terrier show and Lurcher show, plus children’s tug of war.

There were of course many traditional competition classes taking place as well, such as the heaviest gooseberry competition and the best sample of malting barley, which helped to enhance the quintessentially British nature of the event.