English National Sheepdog Trials

Some 150 of the best sheepdogs and handlers in the country competed in the 3-day English National Sheepdog Trials on the Castle Howard estate near York this weekend to try and win one of 15 places available in the national team. The winners will go on to represent England at the International trials. See moreContinue reading “English National Sheepdog Trials”

Hunting through long grasses

From the crazy and chaotic traffic in Kenya’s capital Nairobi where the biggest vehicle and loudest horn rules the day to the red ochre dust covered roadsides with their brightly coloured shops and businesses scattered for miles along the endless routes to the vast expanse of the game reserves… …to the poverty and people lyingContinue reading “Hunting through long grasses”

New Year’s Day Hunt

Horses, riders and hounds from the Cleveland Hunt prepare to ride out on the traditional New Year’s Day hunt this morning. Prior to 1827 this pack was known as the ‘Roxby and Cleveland’ and their hunt country covers an area of around 25 miles by 15 miles and varies from vale to high moorland. EstablishedContinue reading “New Year’s Day Hunt”

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Clive and Amanda Owen live and work at Ravenseat farm near Keld deep in the Yorkshire dales. Hard-working and incredibly passionate about their work the 2,000 acres of exposed moorland farm is home to some 1,000 of their beloved Swaledale sheep as well as cattle, horses, pigs and chickens. Living with them in this remoteContinue reading “The Yorkshire Shepherdess”

The 30th Masham Sheep Fair

So the 30th Masham Sheep Fair took place over the weekend and once again it brought a wide range of sheep…obviously and Morris dancers and ice cream and sheepdogs herding ducks – as you do – and skipping and teddy boys and hats and wool-weaving and large potatoes and geese and sheep-racing jumping over hurdlesContinue reading “The 30th Masham Sheep Fair”

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show was held in North Yorkshire today… #Countrypeople See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth 2015. All rights reserved. No usage without arrangement.

Last Day – Great Yorkshire Show 2015

So after three days the Great Yorkshire Show  came to an end today. I went along and covered the first day (pictures can be seen here) and today and a few of the pictures I shot can be seen below…   See more of my work on my website and blogs via the link….. HERE Copyright IanContinue reading “Last Day – Great Yorkshire Show 2015”

Cattle wash here

The Stokesley Agricultural Show remains one of the biggest one-day shows to be held in the north of England. Attracting entrants from all over the country who come to enter their animals into the different categories of livestock, horses and other events for judging. Dating back to 1859 the show has ran every year apartContinue reading “Cattle wash here”

Danby Agricultural Show

Tucked away in the beautiful Esk Valley in North Yorkshire the 154th Danby Agricultural Show took place today. The show which was founded in 1848 is the oldest agricultural show in the area and offers demonstrations of sheep dog trials, judging of a variety of different animals such as cattle, sheep, ferrets, horses and rabbitsContinue reading “Danby Agricultural Show”

The Gallops

The small village of Middleham in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire has long been associated with the training of top flight racehorses. For over 200 years horses here have been exercised and prepared for competition and even before that the monks in the nearby Jervaulx Abbey were known for breeding horses. In 1733 Isaac Cape became the firstContinue reading “The Gallops”