Pictures and highlights from a sunny Bucks County Show

A must-attend for the Buckinghamshire farming community, Bucks County Show is a one-day event that attracts thousands of visitors from the area.

This year the sun shone on the show, based just outside Aylesbury, which blends family fun and big main ring attractions with a focus on farming and rural life.

There was music in the main ring from the ever-impressive Royal Artillery Band.

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The band at Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

With around 100 cattle and sheep classes, there was an outstanding display of livestock. 29-month-old Dinmore macaroon won the Limousin breed championship and overall continental title. Sired by Diamant, she is the only Limousin on Andrew and Emma Bishop’s farm near Milton Keynes.

A limousin winner at the Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

One of the special things about local country shows is seeing young people learn more about agriculture. Young handlers George (12) and Gabriella (9) Page were exhibiting alongside dad Frank from Elkington, Northamptonshire, in the commercial beef championship.

Their homebred Limousin-cross steer Gogglebox took the title.

Young handlers at the Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

There were plenty of big shiny machines for ogling over and some older classics on display too.

Classic tractor at the Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

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The hot summer weather didn’t seem to have hindered the local gardeners’ success. The Home and Garden tent was full of impressive competition entries in flower and vegetable growing, baking, photography and flower arranging, to name a few.

Dahlias on show at The Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

The 2018 award for the best trade stand went to agricultural merchant Denne Engineering, with their feeder tower and trough water feature.

Dennes Engineering structure © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

But when it came to staff uniforms, that unofficial award had to go to the Tuckett Farm Services team with third generation Reginald Lewis sporting some rather on-brand dungarees.

TFS dungarees © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

The large number of equine classes include qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show and the Royal international Horse Show.

Show jumping at the Bucks Show © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

And horses were jumping through rings of fire in the main ring when the Metropolitan Police Activity Ride took to the stage.

Metropolitan police show jumping © Hayley Parrott

© Hayley Parrott

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