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Ripley Show is a great day out

Ripley Show is a great day out!

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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.

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

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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.

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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

 

Sheep of Wensleydale

Home alone this weekend; so no excuses; had to get out there.

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So I started in the beautiful landscape of Wensleyday, following a short drive to West Burton, three miles south of Aysgarth, deep in the dale and suitably off the beaten track.

The locals were pleased to see me

The locals were pleased to see me

West Burton must win some awards each year as one of the most picturesque villages in Wensleydale.

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A very helpful local with a black labrador set me off on a circular walk, taking in the sights and the sounds of real Wensleydale, and it was at this point that I realised it was really only about me and the sheep, so I dedicate this post to the sheep of Wensleydale…

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although I did take in some other sights also – including a beast of a castle at Bolton Castle, a place I will be visiting again once it re-opens (14th Feb 2015)  Bolton Castle

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as well as the much overlooked West Burton Waterfalls

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and the beautiful dales countryside between Hawes, Leyburn and Aysgarth

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I hope you enjoyed my pictures today!