6 highlights from 2018 Great Yorkshire Show

Throughout the 2018 events season, we’ll be bringing you regional coverage of the UK’s best-loved agricultural and countryside shows.

These events showcase the best of British farming and food, while also serving as a great social occasion and an opportunity for consumers and the public at large to learn more about the agriculture industry.

See also: Royal Cornwall Show 2018 highlights and photos

Early harvesting and the World Cup football failed to keep the crowds away from the 160th Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate (10-12 July), which welcomed huge visitor numbers including Princess Anne and Defra minister George Eustice. 

West Yorkshire farmers Liz Bailey and Chris Moorhouse from Emley, West Yorkshire, chose to tie the knot at the showground pavilions and were treated to glorious sunshine on the show’s opening day. 

1. Wedding bells

Chris Moorhouse and Liz Bailey in their wedding attire pose for photos at the Great Yorkshire Show

Liz Bailey and Chris Moorhouse at the show © Great Yorkshire Show

2. Champion cow

Adam Lindsay stands next to Ayrshire dairy cow Willowfields Winnie 2. Adam holds a "supreme champion" plaque and trophy

Adam Lindsay with champion cow Willowfields Winnie 2 © Great Yorkshire Show

Adam Lindsay celebrated a dairy interbreed championship win for the Batty and Lindsay partnership, sealed by Willowfields Winnie 2, an outstanding cow that impressed in the intermediate Ayrshire class.  

3. Royal approval

Princess Anne inspects cows at the Great Yorkshire Show

Princess Anne took a look round the cattle rounds at the show © Great Yorkshire Show

Princess Anne inspected the cattle lines on the Tuesday (10 July) of the show as national Beef Shorthorn, Charolais and Simmental championships took place.

4. Boxing clever

Six pupils pose for the camera holding a certificate and plaque for the Great Yorkshire Show's veg box challenge

Pupils from Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School celebrate their success © Great Yorkshire Show

Local students from Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School from Bilton, Harrogate, were crowned winners of this year’s vegetable box grand final. 

5, Horsing around

Lorenzo stands balanced on two moving horses carrying a Union flag in one hand and the Tricolour in the other

Loreanzo – also known as the Flying Frenchman – entertained crowds at the show © Great Yorkshire Show

Among the grandstand attractions were world-renowned horseman Lorenzo, singer Lizzie Jones, the Royal Armoured Corps band and Rothwell Temperance Band, serving up a traditional Yorkshire brass sound.

6. Fashion forward

Julian Norton demonstrates the lining of his tweed suit

Julian Norton took to the catwalk © Great Yorkshire Show

A fashion catwalk showcased tweed suits using famous models such as former Leeds Rhinos centre Keith Senior, Yorkshire and England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, Countryfile‘s Anita Rani and Julian Norton – The Yorkshire Vet.

If you have an agricultural show taking place in your area and think it should be covered by Farmers Weekly, let community editor Oli Hill know by emailing oli.hill@reedbusiness.com
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