Bright outlook as Great Yorkshire Show gets underway

Bright outlook as Great Yorkshire Show gets underway

The Countess of Wessex is introduced to one of the stars of the show PIC: Sarah Caldecott

Sarah Wilkinson with one of the horses on show.

Cameras capture the moment as the Countess of Wessex meets this show star

The Countess of Wessex with Lottie Bayston, six

Some need more convincing than others to take part

Someone has had a good day

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THE Tour de France frenzy is over but huge crowds are now descending on the region again – this time for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The biggest countryside event of its kind got underway this morning.

The three-day event will see two Royal visits this year, with the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal among those who will be attending.

Show director Bill Cowling said: “It’s going to be a wonderful three days and all the signs are that it will exceed our expectations.

“The showground is in super condition, the weather could not have been better for exhibitors setting up and we have record entries.”

He added: “We’ve always had great support from our visitors and we’re looking forward to welcoming them.”

About 6,000 cattle, sheep, pigs and horses will come before the judges and there will also be international show jumping, a huge food exhibition, fashion shows and a garden show.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Demonstrations of country skills will include dry stone walling, stick making and pole climbing among others.

This year’s show will also feature a colourful land train ferrying visitors from car parks to entrance gates during the show.

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