Ploughing Match

Entrants take part in the annual ploughing match near the North Yorkshire village of Staithes. The event which is held each year on fields above the North Sea coastline helps to raise funds for local charities and brings together farmers and ploughing experts who compete in various categories during the competition. Many still use vintage tractor and plough set-ups and the friendly rivalry and banter among the entrants creates a unique atmosphere as traditional farming skills are kept alive.

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Hinderwell Show – 2016

The Hinderwell show in north-east Yorkshire has been held since 1868 providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals.

This year was the 147th show…here’s a few pictures from the day:

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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.

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The 150th Ryedale Agricultural Show

The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional agricultural show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all sections. The show is run with both the farming community and townspeople’s interests in mind with eight show rings running throughout the day exhibiting prime cattle, horses, pigs and sheep along with many other attractions for the thousands of visitors who attend the one day long show.

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2016 Great Yorkshire Show

The annual Great Yorkshire Show now in its 158th year is the UK’s premier agricultural event and brings together agricultural displays, livestock events, farming demonstrations, food, dairy and produce stands as well as equestrian events to the thousands of visitors who attend the popular show over three days to celebrate the farming and agricultural community and their way of life.

Here’s a few pictures from the first day of the show this year…

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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 remote but beautiful part of Yorkshire are their eight children; Raven, Reuben, Miles, Edith, Violet, Sidney, Annas and new arrival Clemmie and together they work the farm, tend to the livestock and ensure that the farm runs as smoothly as it can.

Following on from her first and very successful book, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda has just completed the first drafts of her second book which is to be published next year, again by the publishers Pan Macmillan.

So I was delighted recently that following a visit I made to see Amanda and her family last year – which I posted about on my blog in a post called Reaching for Simplicity – she had asked that the publishers get in touch to see if I could go along and take some pictures that could be used for the new book.

So after a couple of visits down to the farm over the last couple of months to see the family again and to spend time with them and shoot a few pictures I’m pleased that I can show a few of my favourites from the visits below that I’ve edited. So keep your eyes peeled for the release of the new book sometime in the new year and my thanks go to Clive, Amanda and the kids for letting me spend some time with you all.

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