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Ripley Show gets better every year

Last year we went to Ripley Show for the first time, it was fantastic and we made a date for the calendar to be there again in 2016.

Ripley Show gets better every year.

Well that date arrived, faster than you can say ‘organic produce’ so we packed up our picnic and made the most of another beautiful Yorkshire day; and I am proud to report that Ripley Show gets better every year.

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There’s something for everyone at Ripley Show

The cattle this year were amazing, this beautiful Aberdeen Angus was my favourite beast of the whole show, majestic and absolutely huge!

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The animals are great, especially the pigs and sheep, but the tractors and assorted old machinery are also well worth a look including the carriage driving and vintage cars.

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No excuse for many similar pictures to last year!

– all in a all great day out, Ripley Show gets better every year!

Ripley Show gets better every year

Ripley Show gets better every year

Well done to all the organisers, exhibitors and competitors.


2017 is already in the diary.

Ripley Show is a great day out

Ripley Show is a great day out!


Held on the second Sunday in August; we were at Ripley Show today, Sunday 9th August 2015 from 9am till late,  and what a great time we had – Ripley Show is a great day out!

As always, the animals are beautiful, but it’s people watching that makes the day,  Yorkshire folk at their best; judging, relaxing, exhibiting and enjoying a day in the country, God’s finest indeed.

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The show venue is Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA.


The show is organised by The Ripley and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society, a member of the Yorkshire Federation of Show Societies.


The show represents the local farming and country community and the organisers are very grateful to Sir Thomas Ingilby Bt for permission to hold the show in the beautiful grounds of Ripley Castle.


There are many animals on show including the following classes – I hope you like some of my photos, and make a date for next year!

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Heavy Horses, Hunters M&M, Children’s Classes
(showing & jumping)

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Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Terrier Racing
(entries on the day)

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Sheep, Cattle and Pigs

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Vintage Machinery and Tractors

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Yorkshire’s largest and finest display of Vintage Tractors

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Horticulture, Produce and Handicrafts

Click here to view/download the schedule


Harrogate, playground to the rich and famous

What is it that makes Harrogate so alluring on a blustery Autumnal day?


Certainly a kick through the leaves and a wonder up the Stray is always a pleasant experience, as is a coffee and cake at Weeton’s, welcoming and warm as ever, even if I did lose my lens cap.

Here are some more pictures showing the best of the Autumn leaves on a lovely october day…

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Autumn, Harrogate, sunshine and a new camera, what is not to love?