Sunshine forecast for return of Wensleydale Show

The heavy horses at the Wensleydale Show. Photo: Philip Sedgwick.

Sunshine is forecast for the return of the Wensleydale Show today.

The show takes place near Leyburn after last year’s show was held online only due to the pandemic.

Attractions include the Flyin’ Ryan Motorcycle Display Team, gun dog scurry, dry stone walling demonstration, vintage car and tractor parade and much more

Kenton Foster, chairman of the Wensleydale Show committee, said: “As one of the few agricultural shows going ahead this year we are looking forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors alike through the gates.

“We have put a number of measures in place to make everyone feel comfortable in these times by implementing one way systems, hand sanitiser points and plenty of space around the showground.”

“We are welcoming a new class this year for ridden heavy horses, and it should be quite a site seeing these gentle giants galloping around the main ring, leg feathers flying.

“This is in addition to our splendid display of sheep, cattle, horses, poultry, handicrafts and horticulture.

“With a full programme of main ring events there will certainly be something for all the family to enjoy.”

The show features an extensive range of competitive events for livestock such as sheep, cattle, horses and poultry.

There are also horticultural and handicraft classes as well as displays of vintage tractors, craft and trade stands.

The Co-Op is again the headline sponsor for the 107th running of the show.

Full class details and entry forms can be found on the show website