THE scorching sun shone down on competitors and spectators alike when Picton Show, near Yarm, was held earlier this month after a gap of two years due to Covid restrictions.

Entries in the horse classes were lighter than usual, due in part to the predicted heatwave, but those competitors who did attend on Saturday, July 16, enjoyed competing in a variety of classes ranging from lead rein jumping to retrained racehorse and judges commented on the lovely atmosphere at the show.

The horticultural tent gave people the opportunity to show off their growing, cooking and crafting skills. New for this year were vintage tractor classes which were well supported, and a display of stationary steam engines attracted a lot of interest.

There were also demonstrations from Teesside Woodturners, dog agility and Cleveland Beekeepers. A bouncy castle, face painting, and a treasure hunt provided entertainment for the children.

It wouldn’t be a traditional show without sports, both for children and adults with wellie hoying and egg catching and the introduction of a bale rolling race proved to be very popular.